Event calendar

Bombie the Abominable Snowman Hunt

Event information

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fee: Free!

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

Contact: 815-727-8700

Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

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Event details

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 a campfire.

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

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Feb. 2: 815-727-8700.


This program takes place entirely outdoors, so 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.