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Sledding

Sledding opportunities are offered at at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve in Beecher and Forked Creek Greenway - Butcher Lane Access in Wilmington when proper conditions exist.

Sledding tubes can be rented at Plum Creek Nature Center, which is located near the sledding hill. Guests can also bring their own sleds, but no steel runners, snowboards, or steerables are allowed. No dogs are allowed on the sledding hill. For current sledding conditions at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve, call 708.946.2216.

The sledding hill at Forked Creek Greenway - Butcher Lane Access is not supervised nor monitored for snow conditions.

Photograph Courtesy of Lynn Kurczewski

Activity Fees
Inner Tube Rental
Inner tubes for sledding are available for rental at Plum Creek Nature Center for use on the sledding hill at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve when conditions allow. Renters must be 18 years old and bring a valid driver's license or state ID. Tubes may be limited to one tube per license/ID. Tubes are rented until 4 p.m. and must be returned to the Nature Center by 4:30 p.m.
Activity Fee: $1/tube
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You can enjoy this activity at the following locations:

Preserves
Forked Creek Preserve - Butcher Lane Access (Wilmington)
Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve (Beecher)
Visitor Centers
Plum Creek Nature Center (Beecher)
 
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