Whether you’re an experienced cross-country skier, an amateur enthusiast, or totally new to the sport, you’ll enjoy exploring Matthiessen State Park on a guided hike and ski. This special Cross-Country Ski Weekend is designed to help you to get to know this beautiful natural area, while you watch for wildlife, go off the beaten path, and discover spectacular snowdrifts and quiet moments. The tours will leave from the Dells Area on Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7 at 9 am and 1 pm both days. Basic cross-country skiing instruction will be given, and ski rentals are also available. The Cross-Country Ski Weekend is just one of the special events, guides and hikes you’ll find throughout the year at Matthiessen State Park, a stunning oasis of canyons, forests, streams and prairie land.\rYou’ll find the part in central LaSalle County, about 4 miles south of the more famous Starved Rock State Park. If you’re planning a getaway to this scenic region, our nearby resort is the perfect choice for your home base. Along with an epic indoor waterpark, we offer comfortable suites, cabins and villas – plus casual dining, fun activities and event space for groups. Want to know more about things to do near Starved Rock State Park? Please contact us at 1 (866) 399 3866 for more information.