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MCCD to host candlelight ski sessions

Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Conservation District will host a Cross Country Candlelight Ski from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Marengo Ridge Conservation Area, Route 23, north of River Road, in Marengo.

Participants should bring their own skis and test their skills along the half-mile looped trail through the woods. Skiers of every level and age are invited. Skiers may drop in anytime for this free program. There will be hot chocolate around the campfire afterward.

No pets will be allowed.

Those who enjoy night skiing and hiking can do so every night until 9 p.m. through Sunday on solar-lit trails at Pleasant Valley Conservation Area in Woodstock (half-mile loop through prairie) and at Hickory Grove Highlands in Cary (1-mile looped trail through the wooded savanna). After the daylight saving time change, sites will close at dusk. 

For information call 815-338-6223 or visit 

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