With the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park closed for the season, Maggie Daley Park is your destination for winter fun in the Loop. The park's ice ribbon is open for socially-distanced skating, though you'll need to make a reservation online—there'll be no walk-ups this year, regardless of whether or not you bring your own skates. And while most of the park's other attractions are closed for the season, you can still go for a walk and admire the skyline views.
The winter months in Chicago may not seem like the most opportune time to head outdoors, but a blanket of fresh snow won't stop most locals from finding amazing things to do outside in Chicago. Embrace the chilly forecast when you visit Chicago parks, track down the city's vast collection of public art or enjoy a chilly stroll along the icy lakefront. If you're willing to travel outside of city limits, you can even go ziplining at The Forge adventure park or take in frozen waterfalls at Starved Rock. There's no reason to stay cooped up until spring arrives—here where you can find things to do outdoors during the winter in Chicago.
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