Volo Bog Winterfest 2016

Volo Bog State Natural Area Winterfest, Volo

Volo Bog State Natural Area is a treasure in our own backyard. This National Natural Landmark and Illinois Nature Preserve is the only quaking bog in Illinois. The property is made up of more than 1,100 acres of land which includes marshes, prairie restoration areas, woodlands, two other bogs, and scenic trails. Here in Lake County, we are fortunate to reside in an area rich with open space and well-appointed, protected land. But how many of us actually experience what these spaces have to offer in the winter?

Volo Bog Winterfest is an opportunity to learn about the nature just outside your neighborhood, and partake in some winter family fun. This long-standing event at features live music and storytelling, photo contest awards, and crafts indoors. Weather permitting you can enjoy a winter bog hike, snow sculpting contests and cross-country skiing. Cookies, hot cocoa, and coffee will be available for purchase from the Friends of Volo Bog. This is a free event, but donations to the Friends of Volo Bog are gratefully accepted. The event runs from 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2016.

Volo Bog Winterfest 2016
12:00 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, January 10
Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Rd., Ingleside | (815) 344-1294

What is your family’s favorite activity at the Volo Bog State Natural Area? Let us know in the comments section below.

About Holly Garvey 78 Articles
Stay-at-home mom who works! On again/off again work in family real estate business, babysitter, dog rescue and historical society volunteer all while chasing my new-found dream to be a writer.I live in Antioch with my husband, Jake, and kids, Cecilia (5) and Mark (3), and our dog Isabella. I'm an aspiring vegan (I cheat a lot), Jazzercise addict and runner. As a family, we love to travel and spend time outdoors. I love to go antique shopping and garage sale-ing, cook, and read in my (rare) free time.

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