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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Snow Day Festival

On Saturday, Jan. 19th, cure your winter blues at Goodenow Grove’s annual winter festival. "Frozen" is the theme for this year’s Snow Day Festival and Elsa and Anna will be their special guests. Join them in the nature center where they’ll be singing the hits “Let it Snow” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”.

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Throughout the day, you'll have a chance to meet and greet with the Siberian Husky Club of Greater Chicago’s mushers and sled dog teams and take photos with the dogs. Watch as an ice sculptor creates a piece of winter art, and enjoy s’mores around an outdoor fire. Try conquering the 40-foot sled hill using your own plastic sled or one of Plum Creek Nature Center’s giant sled tubes. Strap on some of the nature center’s snowshoes, hike the trails, and participate in many other outdoor activities. And then, warm up in the nature center to explore exhibits, and take part in arts and crafts. The first 200 visitors will be given free winter giveaways.

This event is free for all ages and no registration required. The facility is accessible. Outdoor activities will be held on both paved and natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.