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Winter Waterfowl Hike at Lake Renwick

Event information

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 10 and older.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve

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Three trumpeter swans on a lake. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

The water’s edge is frozen, and the waterfowl are taking cover! Join a naturalist trailside to watch our winter visitors enjoying the chilly water. Discover what makes Lake Renwick such a spectacular location for these diverse populations of waterfowl. Experience unique views from several different locations.


Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, Jan. 19: 815-722-9470.


This is an inclusive program, welcoming individuals of all abilities. This program will take place entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

The hike will be up to 2.5 miles long on natural surfaces over uneven terrain. Use caution as snow and ice may be present in the parking lot and 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.