Forest preserve celebrates 'Wonders of Nature'

By Deb Humiston
Forest Preserve District of DuPage
Posted1/17/2019 11:02 AM

Visitors can enjoy winter outdoor fun with activities such as ice fishing and snowshoeing at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County's "Wonders of Winter" open house.

The celebration runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook.

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Help cut ice from the lake; try ice fishing, snowshoeing and archery; and see an ice-rescue demonstration, weather permitting. Warm up around an open fire while making s'mores, and then step inside Mayslake Hall for a variety of games, crafts and information about plants, animals and programs from rangers, naturalists and volunteers.

Explore historic Mayslake Hall, too, a registered national landmark well-known as a cultural and educational center.

"This is a great, family-friendly event that gives people the chance to get out and enjoy our forest preserves and try fun activities like ice fishing, snowshoeing and ice harvesting," said Martin Jandura, assistant manager of site operations.

Registration is not required, and admission and most activities are free. For details, call (630) 933-7248.

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