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Volo Bog State Natural Area

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A illinois treasure

We visit the bog often to view what is going on and hike. Our favorite time is May and early June... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ingleside, Illinois
Nice easy scenic hikes

The bog has unique plants. We also saw many frogs. The park and trails are well maintained.It is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kate G
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28478 W Brandenburg Rd, Ingleside, IL 60041-9314
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit the bog often to view what is going on and hike. Our favorite time is May and early June to see the insect eating plants flowering. One of a kind place

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bog has unique plants. We also saw many frogs. The park and trails are well maintained.It is a very enjoyable place to visit for a nice easy day hike.

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This review is mainly for the accessibility of the location - my son is in a wheelchair. The building itself, including exhibits on the second floor are all accessible. The floating path to bog and the paths around are not all that great for a...More

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Reviewed 21 January 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.

1  Thank bettysmith4322
Reviewed 25 December 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.

1  Thank Peter A
Reviewed 19 October 2017

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

1  Thank SonjaKW
Reviewed 12 October 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

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed 16 August 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.

1  Thank maryjeanne1942
Reviewed 3 June 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.

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 2 April 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

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