Snowshoe Rentals

Snowshoeing has been around for thousands of years and is considered one of the fastest growing winter outdoor activities. Come try out showshoeing by renting a pair and exploring the Ladd Arboretum, or take them to a different location to explore the great outdoors!

The Basics

Stop in to the Evanston Ecology Center and staff will help you with the basics of snowshoeing and answer your questions.


  • Evanston Ecology Center 
  • 2024 McCormick Blvd
  • Evanston, IL 60201

Days & Times

Snowshoe rentals are available Monday thru Saturday, 10am to 3:30pm, December - February as long as there is at least 3 inches of snow. Dress warmly and wear flat-bottom winter boots. Snowshoes must be returned by 4:30pm.


  • 2 hours: $10
  • 4 hours: $15
  • 1 day (10 - 4:30pm or 6.5 hours): $25


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