When winter is in full force, the Byron Forest Preserve has cross country skis for rent and miles of trails for you to explore at their Jarrett Prairie Nature Preserve located at 7993 North River Road in Byron. Cross country skis can be rented at the Jarrett Prairie Center for $5 per person per hour for drop in use. Cross country skis can be rented during normal Jarrett Prairie Center hours. Also please note that the Jarrett Prairie Center also has a designated public sledding hill located next the center and hot chocolate for sale as long as there is enough snow to cover the slope.
The District’s Education Department will also offer guided cross-country skiing outings on various dates so check the website for specific dates and advance registration is required.