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Lake Katherine Winterfest
Lake Katherine is hosting its popular Winterfest on Saturday, February 4, from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
This year’s Winterfest includes Big Run Wolf Ranch, Palos Heights Fire Department ice rescue demonstrations, snowshoe rental, teddy bear hospital, winter games, children’s crafts, hay rides, candle making, DIY ice sculpting, hot food and drinks, and pony rides (additional fee required).
Come out and enjoy the beautiful winter setting and fun activities for all ages!
$5 per person and children 3 & under are FREE. Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens, 7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, (708) 361-1873.
Proceeds benefit Lake Katherine’s education programs, animal care, and habitat restoration.
More About Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens
The idyllic surroundings of Lake Katherine provide a natural oasis for many Palos area residents. A walking trail stretches around the entire lake and is used by many. Benches dot the trail for those looking to stop and reflect. Several botanic gardens featuring a variety of flowers and other plant life are must-see spots for children and adults alike. A small waterfall and wooden platform are frequent backdrops for wedding photos of area couples.
The nature center also offers a variety of youth programs aimed to spur interest in environmental and preservation issues. Various field trip programs are also offered to area schools. Lake Katherine Nature Center is currently operated as a non-profit charitable organization.