The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

Event Calendar

Bombie the Abominable Snowman Hunt

Event Information

Date: Saturday, 02/05/2022

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 3-8 accompanied by a non-registered adult.

Contact Phone: 815.727.8700

Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve


View on Google Maps

Photo via Shutterstock

Event Details

Please note: To participate in Forest Preserve programs, the public must follow current masking protocol. For up-to-date mask requirements, click here.

Let’s go in search of “Bombie,” which is short for the abominable snowman! We’ll sing songs and go on a short, adventurous hike in search of “Bombie” and then make s’mores over the campfire.

This program is intended for a younger audience. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Event Requirements

Registration required by Thursday, February 3: 815.727.8700.

REGISTER ONLINE

This program takes place entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Meet at the Hawthorn Grove Shelter.

The hike will be approximately 1 mile over uneven terrain with snow and ice possible on the trail. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

Sign up for a Newsletter