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Gift Guide for Your Nature Loving Mom

Updated: Feb 17, 2023

Do you have an amazing, nature loving mom? Are you struggling to think of a Mother's Day gift that expresses how much you appreciate her?

Don't worry, we've been there. But we have good news! This local guide will take the guess work out of finding the perfect gift to spoil your mom this Mother's Day.

Give the Gift of Time

Material gifts are great and all, but one gift your mom will cherish the most is simply spending time with you. There are a total of 44 forest preserves in Winnebago County that you can visit and various activities to bond with mom over. Take her for a hike. Take her golfing or camping for the weekend. The possibilities are endless!

Take a Trip Back in Time

A unique site that is rich in Native American History, Macktown Forest Preserve is also home of Macktown Golf Course and Macktown historic settlement. Macktown Living History hosts special events known as their "2nd Sundays" from March through December. These family friendly events are mostly open to the public and the historic sites and buildings are open for viewing.

Severson Dells Nature Center Membership

This membership is the gift that keeps on giving! Buy her an individual membership or a membership for your entire family. Being a Severson Dells Nature Center Member offers many benefits; connect with like-minded nature enthusiasts, reduced rates for programs, members only programs, and much more! Click here for more information.

Visit Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is the largest public garden in Winnebago County, featuring 155 acres of woodlands and botanic gardens. Take your mom to see the blooming flowers and rolling landscapes. Better yet, get her a membership so she can have daily access to the gardens and walking paths, and free or discounted programs and special events.

Go on an Adventure

Buy your tickets now and enjoy the summer floating the river with Sugar River Adventures. They offer kayak and river tube group adventures. Enjoy the Sugar River and the nature that surrounds it while creating new memories with your family!

Forest Preserve Merch

Water bottles, lunch boxes, stickers...oh my! There is plenty of Forest Preserves of Winnebago County merch to go around. The water bottles and lunch boxes are perfectly lightweight to take out on the trails and the insulated tumbler will keep your beverage warm (or cold) for hours.

Did you know - 2022 marks the 100th year anniversary of the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County. If you hurry, you may be able to score some exclusive gear!

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Whether you buy your mom a meaningful gift or just spend some extra time with her this Mother's Day, make sure she feels the love! Cheers to the moms!


Percy Joyce
Percy Joyce

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