Delight in the 'Wonders of Winter' Feb. 2 at Mayslake Peabody Estate

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Delight in the 'Wonders of Winter' Feb. 2 at Mayslake Peabody Estate

Annual Free All-Ages Event Marks 18th Year

(Jan. 8, 2019) — Enjoy winter outdoor fun with activities like ice fishing and snowshoeing at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s “Wonders of Winter” open house on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook.

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 interesting 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 for the District.
Registration is not required, and admission and most activities 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, six education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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