Spring Valley is offering snowshoe rentals a little earlier this year, thanks to a late autumn record snowfall.
Snowshoes may be rented between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily at Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road. Both adult and children’s sizes are available. Recommended ages are 5 and older, depending on the size of the child. Boots must be worn with the snowshoes. Participants are required watch a seven-minute DVD addressing safety and proper wear. Rentals must be returned by 4:30 p.m.
Cost to rent snowshoes is $4 for three hours. Offsite rentals also are available for $10 a day and a $50 deposit. Special weekday rates are available after 3 p.m. for youth groups and other organizations.
For more information, call (847) 985-2100 or visit www.parkfun.com.