Join us for Wander at the Wetland: Full Moon Snowshoe & Hike on a blue moon in January. See the spectacular winter prairie and wetland views as you hike, snowshoe, or ski the trail on your own or with a tour guide. Listen for owls, coyotes and other night sounds.
We can’t promise snow, but we can promise a fun evening discovering the natural wonders at Nygren Wetland Preserve. Bring the whole family or come on your own. Hundreds of luminaries will light your way on the trail, two bonfires and the winter themed greenhouse with refreshments will warm your spirits.
Snowshoes will be available on a first come first serve basis and are sponsored by Rocktown Adventures. They will be available to use for a $10 donation to NLI. Luminaries are sponsored by NorthPointe Health & Wellness Campus. Attendees may also bring their own snowshoes or skis.
Directions: Nygren Wetland Preserve - 3190 West Rockton Rd., Rockton, IL 61072 - From Rockford, take 251 North to Rockton Road exit, turn west toward Rockton, drive through Rockton. The preserve is two miles west of Rockton on the south side of Rockton Road. The first entrance is only open to the public for events and workdays. The second entrance (across from Hansberry Road) has an overlook structure with a spotting scope and is open during daylight hours.