(Photo by Kathy Casstevens)
To view these majestic avians for yourself, plan on booking a seat on Starved Rock Lodge's socially distant and climate-controlled Winter Wildlife Trolley Tours. The trolley bus will depart from the Lodge, taking you on a trip 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 of the famed 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.