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