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Lakewood Winter Lighted Trail

posted Jan 17, 2012, 5:35 AM by Brian Donahoe   [ updated Jan 17, 2012, 5:58 AM ]
With small solar lights to guide their way, hikers and skiers will soon be able to get some evening exercise along a hilly, scenic section of the Millennium trail adjacent to the Winter Sports Area at Lakewood. Sometime this week, the illuminated 1.65-mile trail loop will be opened for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing after sunset and until 9 p.m. daily through March 11.  This section of lighted trail will be closed to bicyclists or equestrians after sunset. Parking is available at the Winter Sports Area located on Fairfield Road just south of Route 176 in Wauconda. The lighted trail and parking lot close at 9 p.m. Lake County Forest Preserve Rangers will patrol the area. The trail is being tested on a trial basis and is the first lighted trail to be offered by the Lake County Forest Preserves.

from Diana O'Kelly's January 17th, 2012 newsletter