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Volo Bog State Natural Area

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28478 W Brandenburg Rd, Ingleside, IL 60041-9314
+1 815-344-1294
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an institution

Just a beautiful area of nature. its has nature trails that are breath taking. if your a photo... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
bettysmith4322
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Fox Lake, Illinois
Cool environment

Fabulous example or a tamarack bog. Cool nature path take you through this relic of the ice age... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2017
Peter A
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San Diego, California
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28478 W Brandenburg Rd, Ingleside, IL 60041-9314
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Just a beautiful area of nature. its has nature trails that are breath taking. if your a photo buff bring your camera!!!. There are trail maps available At least 5 different trail routes.

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Reviewed December 25, 2017

Fabulous example or a tamarack bog. Cool nature path take you through this relic of the ice age. This environment is much like area found far north in Canada. Nice small museum and gift show. Animals include herons, hawks, raccoons, and muskrats.

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Beautiful place to hike. Short floating trail through the bog, and a long moderate hike around it. Lovely mix of trees and prairie.

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

We spent about 4 hours here, walking, birdwatching, searching for frogs, and watching the clouds roll by! The trail is 2.75 miles, flat, and easy to walk. There is a floating walkway into the bog, and a frog pond by the visitor center. The visitor...More

Thank Mary K
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

It was a beautiful and the bog was all colors of green. We saw a few birds, and some snakes ( not my fav ) and enjoyed listening to the sounds of nature.

Thank maryjeanne1942
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

A beautiful outdoor experience, anytime of year, but Spring is spectacular with all of the wildlife being active. Many, many species of birds, enjoy the boardwalk through the bog or visit the indoor barn with its interactive displays. A hidden treasure.

Thank James B
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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Floating walkways provide a short trail ("Interpretive trail", 0.5 mile) to the center of the bog. Tamarack trees have needles like evergreens, but the needles turn golden yellow in the fall and then drop off. New needles grow in spring. The bog has a low...More

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

I enjoy going to Volo Bog State Natural Area to walk out over the bog on a boardwalk and observe nature. The vistas are baeutiful and many opportunities to photograph birds in flight.

Thank Stan K
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Volo Bog is a great place to visit and become one with nature. Whether you only have an hour or 3, a trip to the bog is worth your time! The trails have an abundance of native plants, birds and animals to see. There are...More

2  Thank Jan W
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Reviewed June 30, 2016

We certainly intend to be outfitted correctly for our next visit to take the larger/longer tour! We ran into a fellow who knew the bog so very well and he took us all around and told us about it - what a chance!

1  Thank Karen75017
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