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“Great walk!”

Moraine Hills State Park
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in McHenry
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Great state park in our backyard! Have been here different times of year & each time has been very enjoyable. Parking can be an issue at times, go early in am!

Thank Ashoken
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

it is a nice park to go to if you are in the area. The paths are easy and relatively flat (not paved, so not good for wheelchair). Great place for morning run, or family biking.

Thank jcmacsue
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I have been hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing in this park for about 25 years. There is something to see and do in every season! One of the other benefits of this park is that you can connect with the McHenry Dam trail which is different and has it's own special natural areas. You'll be treated to views of egrets, ducks, geese, Sandhills cranes, turtles, deer and more. If photography is something you enjoy, this park is the place to go for beautiful nature shots.

Thank Valedia
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Came out here with 2 pals to Geocache - sanctioned by the park admins! Spent 6 hours here in 2 visits finding 36 geocaches and exploring virtually all the trails - some on foot and another few hours on bikes. The bike trails were challenging with excellent vistas and areas to ride through.

Make sure to walk out on the floating piers - lots more to see there.

We saw lots of birds, from Eastern Blue birds to migrating sandhill cranes - great stuff!

Thank Chicagonative_7
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

A great place to hit the trails! We went with the 3.2 mile trail and wish we had more time so we could tack on the other 3.7 mile trail. Lovely park, courteous bikers and hikers.

Some of the path were paved and some were gravel. As a hiker I preferred the gravel. A beautiful spectrum of nature.

The trail is easy and since you share with bikers, there is a set direction of traffic, which is very civilized.

Definitely check out the board walk near the Nature Center. I can't wait to do the trails as a cross country skier this winter!

Thank TheMontalbans
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