Join us for a GNSI Event!
Volo Bog State Natural Area Hiking Trip
28478 W. Brandenburg Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
Saturday, June 19, 2004
If you're looking for a truly unique outdoor adventure, join us for a day of hiking at the Volo Bog State Natural Area in northeastern Illinois. Just 45 miles northwest of Chicago in Lake County, this natural area contains Volo Bog, the only "quaking" bog in Illinois to have an open water center.
9:00 a.m. Meet at Nancy Halliday’s
1156 Pine Street, Apt 4, Glenview, IL 60025
Carpool up to Volo Bog State Natural Area, hike around the Tamarack View Trail, have lunch and then hike some more or check out the Visitor’s Center.
If not interested in carpooling, meet us up there at 10:00 a.m. (Please call and RSVP so we know to look for you)
Appropriate hiking shoes
Volo Bog Interpretive Trail: Designed for hikers only, this half-mile interpretive loop leads visitors through each stage of bog succession. It is constructed of wooden dock sections, boardwalks and a woodchip path. Trail brochures, adapted for each season, are available at the visitor center.
Tamarack View Trail: This 2.75-mile trail is designed for hiking and cross-country skiing (with a six-inch minimum snowbase). As park visitors traverse through woods, wetlands, field and prairie, they are given the opportunity to experience and enjoy the diverse communities within the park. From higher elevations along the trail, one can look down into the Volo Bog basin and view the state threatened tamarack trees. The trail begins just south of the visitor center and moves in a counter clockwise direction. All visitors are encouraged to move in the appropriate direction, but it is especially important that skiers do so to avoid accidents. A trail brochure for Tamarack View Trail is also available.
For more information on the bog go to:
Directions to Volo Bog State Natural Area
From South/Southeast (Chicago/North suburbs) Take I 94 to Route 120 Belvidere Rd Westbound 13 miles to Highway 12. Turn right and travel 2 miles north to Brandenburg Rd. Turn left on Brandenburg Rd. and travel 1.25 miles to the park.
From the East (Waukegan/Gurnee) Take Route 120 Belvidere Rd. westbound to Highway 12. Turn right and travel 2 miles north to Brandenburg Rd. Turn left on Brandenburg Rd. and travel 1.25 miles to the park.
From the North (Fox Lake/Wisconsin) Take Highway 12 south through Fox Lake 3/4 miles past Route 134 to Brandenburg Rd. Turn right on Brandenburg Rd and go 1.25 miles to the park
From the West (Woodstock/McHenry) Take Route 120 east through McHenry about one mile past the Fox River to Chapel Hill Rd. Turn left on Chapel Hill and go 1/2 mile to Lincoln Rd. Turn Right on Lincoln and go 2.5 miles to Brandenburg Rd. turn left on Brandenburg Rd. and go 1/2 mile to the park.
From the South (Elgin/Crystal Lake, etc.) Take Route 31 north to Route 120 in McHenry. Turn right and continue east on 120 about one mile past the Fox River to Chapel Hill Rd. Turn left on Chapel Hill and go 1/2 mile to Lincoln Rd. Turn right on Lincoln and go 2.5 miles to Brandenburg Rd. Turn left on Brandenburg and go 1/2 mile to the park.
For further information on this and other public transportation call 836-7000 in area code 312 or 708.
For further questions and to RSVP contact Nancy Halliday at 847-657-7623.
Please RSVP so that we will know to expect you at Nancy’s for the carpool or to meet at the bog.