Glacier Park, McHenry County

When I am visiting my parent's home in Northern Illinois, McHenry County, I run several times in a park called Glacier Park, which is run by the McHenry County Conservation district. The park has one of the highest points around, the delta kames which were left as the glaciers retreated and melted during the last Ice Age. There are several entrances to the park, and trail maps at all of them. There are rolling hill trails and a flat out and back that follows the Nippersink Creek. If you get out there early, you can often see deer. I know this park is out of the way, but if you live in the area or happen to be nearby (heaven knows why!) and are looking for a nice place to run, this may fill the bill.

Craig Hollingsworth