Winter along the byway brings about new adventures, so strap on your skis and hit the trails. Cross country skiing is a great way to explore the byway’s peaceful forests and prairies. Morrison-Rockwood State Park provides 14 miles of trails through snow blanketed forests. At Wapello Land & Water Reserve, glide through the restored prairie as the hills rise around you. Let the self-guided tour booklet guide your way through Illinois’ only teaching forest, Schurmeier Teaching Forest, to experience deep ravines that shelter old growth timber. Get together with friends and family this winter and explore the glistening landscapes of the byway.