Winter In Palos Park

Cook County Forest Preserve Sledding & Coasting

When snow conditions are suitable, some areas are designated for sledding and coasting. Sledding and Coasting Hills With Lighting (Hours: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.). See more information.

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Cross Country Skiing

Palos & Sag Valley Divisions

Numerous locations in the Cook County Forest Preserve District sites between Archer Avenue and 135th Street, Willow Springs and Palos Park areas. Length: 30+ miles.

Swallow Cliff Cross Country Skiing

The rolling terrain of the Swallow Cliff area offers excellent skiing for beginners and advanced skiers alike. Swallow Cliff provides a warming shelter and heated rest rooms. This area is located near the intersection of Illinois Route 83 and U.S. Highway 45, just west of Palos Park.