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Pere Marquette State Park

All events listed are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.
For more information call 618-786-3323 ext 1
For information about events at the Lodge please call 618-786-2331 ext 338

BALD EAGLE DAYS

Every winter Pere Marquette State Park and the surrounding area plays host to to our national bird, the Bald Eagle. A Park Site Interpretive Program Coordinator will be presenting informative programs about these magnificent creatures. Visitors will learn to distinguish between immature and mature eagles, what they eat, why they winter in the area and more. Each program begins at 8:30 am at the Parkís Visitor Center. There will be a lecture and a short video presentation followed by an observational drive. Be sure to dress warmly and have a full tank of gas. Binoculars are highly recommended but not essential as the Park brings along a spotting scope. These programs are very popular and reservations are required, which can be made by calling 618-786-3323 ext 1.. If you are among the first to sign up for any given day, you have the option of riding in the Parkís van with the staff. Bald Eagle's aren't the only birds to be seen on these trips. Participants might spot the Great Blue Heron, Canadian Geese, Wild Turkeys and the Pileated Woodpecker, making this a recommended trip for birders. Click here for more information.

 

EVENTS AT THE LODGE

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center is the host of a variety of fun family events throughout the year.


WINE FESTIVAL
Sunday, November 4, 2018
11 am - 3 pm
With great enthusiasm and anticipation, Pere Marquette Lodge is proud to host this annual Wine Festival. Guests can sample dozens of wines from around the world and be challenged to find their favorite at this giant wine tasting event. Festival goers will receive a Pere Marquette Lodge wine glass along with tasting rights to all of the featured wines displayed throughout the Lodge. Participants can enjoy dozens of wines, listen and dance to live music, munch on free appetizers, check out unique vendors and relish in a day full of wine all for a good cause. Pere Marquette Lodge will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the Wine Festival to the Friends of Pere Marquette State Park Foundation. So whatís to ponder?

21 and up, must have a valid ID to obtain pass. Entry into the Festival is $15 per person and wine tasting tickets are 2 for $1.
For more information call 618-786-2331


WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER
Saturday, November 10, 2018

2 pm - 5 pm
Join in on the fun at the Mary Michelle Winery Tasting Room the second Saturday of each month and enjoy appetizers and wine tasting! Free for Wine Club Members. Not a Wine Club Member? No worries! It is easy to join and includes all kinds of benefits like discounts on lodging, dining and, of course, wine! $20 for a lifetime membership which includes a free commemorative Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Glass!
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
For more information call 618-786-2331


WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER
Saturday, December 8, 2018

2 pm - 5 pm
Join in on the fun at the Mary Michelle Winery Tasting Room the second Saturday of each month and enjoy appetizers and wine tasting! Free for Wine Club Members. Not a Wine Club Member? No worries! It is easy to join and includes all kinds of benefits like discounts on lodging, dining and, of course, wine! $20 for a lifetime membership which includes a free commemorative Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Glass!
ONE TIME FEE / COST FOR WINE
For more information call 618-786-2331

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