Top 3 Walking Trails Near McHenry

By Garber Fox Lake Toyota | April 17th, 2018

man and woman walk trail Moraine Hill

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If you’re planning your next Illinois day trips, there’s no need to venture far and wide for that perfect scenic spot. McHenry is home to some of the most gorgeous landscapes and pedestrian-friendly paths in the state. We’re here to introduce you to our top 3 walking trails near McHenry, including neighboring Fox Lake and Antioch.

Top 3 Spots

Whether you want to hike solo near the river or watch wildlife with the family, check out these popular walking trails.

  • Moraine Hills State Park (McHenry) features three different color-coded trails, ranging from 2 to 4 miles in length. Bike through the trails or hike to the wetlands to check out the local wildlife.

  • Glacial Park Conservation Area (Ringwood) is one of the most popular and high-tech trails in the area. Pull up the Prairie State Hiking App for an in-depth look at your surroundings as you navigate the glacier-created landscape.

  • Nippersink Creek (McHenry) was recently restored to include a better view of both land and water features. Hikers can explore a 4-mile path tour of the creek, while paddlers can look for Forster’s terns and river otters.

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We’ve only scratched the surface of the best walking trails near McHenry, so contact us for more suggestions!

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