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Recreation

Active and passive recreational opportunities abound throughout Kane County. With several park districts, a host of municipal and county-operated park sites and a range of well-maintained facilities, residents and visitors can maintain a healthy lifestyle and enjoy unique, scenic outdoor spaces in the Chicagoland area.

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County has a major presence in the region, operating more than 70 preserves and facilities throughout the communities of Kane County. Guests take advantage of an assortment of recreational activities, including camping, fishing, boating, picnicking, winter sports, as well as hiking, biking and horseback riding on various trail systems. One of the most prominent of these trail systems is the 38-mile Fox River Trail, which travels between Algonquin and Aurora through several forest preserves. In addition to the trail’s uses for biking, hiking, cross-country skiing and jogging, it offers a fantastic view of the beautiful Fox River.

The district also operates three golf courses, which are cut out of the natural terrain of this area. A medley of additional courses dot the landscape of Kane County, affording golfers of all skills levels a challenging yet rewarding day on the greens. Many of these courses offer quality practice facilities, beautiful clubhouses and stocked pro shops.

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