Looking for something a little less chilly? Take a narrated trolley ride to see some of Starved Rock's best winter wildlife in their natural habitats. The trolley bus tour will depart from the Lodge at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3, taking you on a tour through nearby Buffalo Rock State Park to visit three live bison up close and personal. The trolley then will travel to the Illinois Waterway Visitors Center observation deck to see if the group can spot a few bald eagles nesting above the lock and dam.
The whole tour will be narrated with history and legends of the region, creating an entertaining and educational trip you'll be sure to remember for years to come. Each ticket includes a sack lunch as you board the trolley. The meal includes your choice of a turkey or veggie wrap, a bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit and bottle of water. Masks are required on the trolley at all times. No restrooms will be available on the tour. Capacity for the trolley tours is limited; call 815-220-7386 to make reservations.
For more information, visit: starvedrocklodge.com/events/
Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center is at 1 Lodge Lane in Oglesby.