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Celebrate the Season at 'Wonders of Winter' Feb. 4 at Mayslake

(Jan. 12, 2017) — Enjoy horse-drawn hayrides, ice fishing and snowshoeing at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s “Wonders of Winter” open house on Saturday, Feb. 4 10 a.m. ‒ 1 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook.

Help cut ice from the lake and meet live birds of prey from Willowbrook Wildlife Center’s raptor-education program. Warm up around an open fire while making s’mores and then step inside Mayslake Hall for games, crafts and exploration of the historic building. Other event activities include archery and geocaching.   

“Embrace the season by discovering some new fun winter activities at ‘Wonders of Winter,’” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore.

“Ice fishing, snowshoeing, ice harvesting and geocaching at this wonderful family-friendly event will be much-needed cures for cabin fever,” said Forest Preserve District Commissioner Jeff Redick, District 2.

Registration is not required, and admission and most activities are free. Hayrides cost $5 per person, but kids under five years old are free. For more information about “Wonders of Winter,” call 630-933-7248.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube pages.

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Contact:
Deb Humiston, Communications & Marketing
630-871-6402 | dhumiston@dupageforest.org 

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