Matthiessen State Park, located just three miles South-West of Starved Rock off Route 178, offers over six miles of beautiful tree-lined cross country skiing trails! Best of all, the park sports a ski rental kiosk that is open select snowy weekends, December through March.
Barring any extreme weather, Matthiessen State Park's convenient ski rental kiosk, named "Do It To It", will be open this weekend for all cross country enthusiasts. Cross Country Skis, boots and poles will be available for rent, running you only $15/adults and $10 for children 12 and under.
The Ski Shop will open at 9:00AM Saturday (1/30) and Sunday (1/31). Rentals will end at 3pm and all ski supplies should be returned to the cabin before dark. Please wear a mask when you enter the cabin and practice social distancing during the rental process and on the trails.