• Wineries in Illinois

    Northern Illinois Wine Trail

    Any time of the year is a perfect time to check out the wineries along the Northern Illinois Wine Trail!

  • There are many Lodging choices in Northern Illinois, including the Lincoln Way Inn B&B in Franklin Grove

    Lodging Lincoln Way Inn Franklin Grove

    There are many Lodging choices in Northern Illinois, including the Lincoln Way Inn B&B in Franklin Grove

  • Learn the history of the Illinois Lincoln Highway at the I-88 Oasis stop by DeKalb

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Traveling Exhibit

    Learn the history of the Illinois Lincoln Highway at the I-88 Oasis stop by DeKalb

  • A must see when in Chicago - the famous Chicago Skyline!

    Chicago Skyline

    A must see when in Chicago - the famous Chicago Skyline!

  • Now is the time to enjoy a good weather day and hit the road for a Road Trip!

    Road Trip Time

    Now is the time to enjoy a good weather day and hit the road for a Road Trip!

  • Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins!

    Autumn Harvest time

    Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins!

  • Take the family to Jonamac Orchard in Malta

    Jonamac Orchard

    Take the family to Jonamac Orchard in Malta

  • Beauty of the Autumn Season

    Beauty of the Autumn Season

    Beauty of the Autumn Season

  • Things in DeKalb – Vintage

    My Favorite Things in DeKalb

    Get out and do a little shopping for a few hours or a few days in the Chicago & Beyond Region!

  • Chicago Museums

    Joliet Historical Museum

    Engage your brain at one of the many different museums located in Northern Illinois!

  • Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford - Chicago Attractions

    Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford

    Want to feel like you are in the tropics! Then Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford is the place to be!

  • Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway

    Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

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Malta, IL

  • Jonamac Orchard and Corn Maze

    Family activities such as apple picking, challenging corn maze, play area, etc. Offering apples, pumpkins, cider, donuts, pies, and many other goodies. Special events held most weekends from September through October - including a new corn maze each year. We pressed our apples into cider and our friends from the Prairie State Winery in Genoa helped make it into unique apple wines, exclusively for Jonamac Orchard. They are only available at our farm, so come on in and grab a bottle or two! The farm is open August through November. Visit our website for exact dates and more information.

    19412 Shabbona Road, Malta, IL 60150
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Manhattan, IL

  • Baker/Koren Round Barn Farm

    Three pavilions, historic round barn farm, gazebo, fishing pond, oak tree grove. Tennis court, playground, frisbee disc golf, outdoor fitness circuit, walking paths, horseshoe pit, and baseball field.

    24115 South U.S. 52, Manhattan, IL 60442
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Manteno, IL

  • Camp Shaw

    Camp Shaw has indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate almost any event and offers on-sitecatering. Choose from a five or seven day camping experience with programs including archery, crafts, field games, swimming, jewelry making, the challenge course and many more.

    815-933-3011 | http://campshaw.org/
    6641 North 6000 West Road, Manteno, IL 60950
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  • Family Tree Nursery

    This choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm offers refreshments and wagon rides. Christmas Tree varieties include Scott Pine, White Pine, Douglas Fir and Norway Spruce.

    1548 East 1000 North Road, Manteno, IL 60950
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  • Manteno Golf Club

    18 hole golf course.

    815-468-8827 | http://mantenogolf.com/
    7202 North 4000 East Road, Manteno, IL 60950
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Maple Park, IL

  • Kuipers Family Farm

    230 acres of fall festivities on the farm. Open from Labor Day to December. Apples to Christmas Trees for your delight.

    1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park, IL 60151
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  • Sycamore Speedway

    A great location if you want to race your car or bring the whole family out to experience a racing event.

    50W086 Old State Road, Maple Park, IL 60151
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Marengo, IL

  • Cody's Farm Market / Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Festival

    Enjoy a day in the country and purchase farm fresh vegetables and fall decor, take the corn maze challenge and shop for antiques, candles, baskets and collectables. Don't miss the annual Pumpkin Festival from late September to October.

    815-568-7976 | http://codysfarm.com/
    19502 River Road, Marengo, IL 60152
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  • Coral Woods Conservation Site

    Sugar maple forest provides the sweet sap necessary for the annual maple syrup festival. Magnificent display of spring wildflowers, picnic facilities, over 2.5 miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing and more available.

    815-338-6223 | http://mccdistrict.org/
    7400 Somerset Drive, Marengo, IL 60152
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  • Marengo Ridge Conservation District Site

    Up to 5 miles of hiking and ski trails pass through evergreen trees mixed with native hardwoods at the popular hiking, cross-country skiing and camping site. The Thomas Woods Campground area provides for RV and tent camping, group camp and picnic sites may also be reserved.

    815-338-6223 | http://mccdistrict.org/
    3100 North Route 23, Marengo, IL 60152
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Marseilles, IL

  • Illini State Park

    This 500 acre park has songbirds, waterfowl and water life as well as ball fields, fishing, hiking, biking and more.

    815-795-2448 | http://dnr.illinois.gov/
    2660 East 2350th Road, Marseilles, IL 61341
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  • LaSalle Lake State Fish Wildlife Area

    2,058 acre lake with a rocky shoreline. Wildlfe refuge, fishing, bird watching, picnicking, power boating.

    2651 North 21st Road, Marseilles, IL 61341
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  • The Cliffs Insane Terrain

    300 acres of off-road terrain for 4 x 4 excitment. Trails for the beginner all the way to the advanced rider - woods, creeks, fields and the famous "mud hole".

    2400 East Bluff Street, Marseilles, IL 61341
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Matteson , IL

  • Old Plank Road Trail

    Enjoy 20+ miles of paved trail with lush wildlife and native prairie plants. Excellent shopping, restaurants, local history and parks are located along the trail.

    708-748-1080 | http://oprt.org/
    4450 Oakwood Lane, Matteson , IL 60443
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McHenry, IL

  • Harbor Lites

    Located on the Chain O'Lakes, with over 65,000 acres of water, offering fishing, boating, swimming and much more. Boat launch, boat rental, campsites and grocery store. Open year-round.

    1009 West Bay Road, McHenry, IL 60050
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  • Harms Farm and Garden Center

    Visit the petting zoo and take a ride on the Pumpkin X-press. Featuring pumpkins, apples, costumes, crafts, weekend events, flowers, nursery stock, fruit, vegetables, Christmas trees and much more.

    4727 West Crystal Lake Road, McHenry, IL 60050
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  • Historic Old Town Walking Tour

    City of McHenry Landmark Commission self-guided walking tour.

    Water Street Area, McHenry, IL 60050
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  • Moraine Hills State Park

    More than 10 miles of one-way trails throughout its 2,052 acres of rolling hills make Moraine Hills popular for hikers and bicyclists.

    815-385-1624 | http://dnr.illinois.gov/
    1510 South River Road, McHenry, IL 60050
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  • Prairie Trail

    Bike, hike or skate this 26 mile trail from its beginning in Algonquin to the Wisconsin state line north of Richmond. Trail passes through several quaint communities and the spectacular Glacial Park. Mostly paved with some gravel surface.

    815-363-6223 | http://mccdistrict.org/
    From Algonquin to north of Richmond, McHenry, IL 60050
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  • The Bike Haven

    Less than one mile from the Prairie Trail Path. Experienced bicycle sales, service and rentals.

    815-385-4642 | http://thebikehaven.com/
    3318 Pearl Street, McHenry, IL 60050
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Momence, IL

  • South Shore Golf Course

    18 hole golf course.

    815-472-4407 | http://ssgcm.com/
    1727 North River South Road, Momence, IL 60954
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Monee, IL

Monroe Center, IL

  • Kilbuck Creek

    Located in the heart of the mid-west in Monroe Center, Illinois, just a 20 minute drive south from Rockford, a quiet, majestic dwelling sits among the trees that seclude Kilbuck Creek from sight of even its closest neighbors. This secluded sanctuary in the wilderness could be the location of your upcoming wedding, family reunion, church or business retreat or romantic getaway.

    815-393-3247 | http://kilbuckcreek.com/
    675 North Kilbuck Road, Monroe Center, IL 61052
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Morris, IL

  • Gebhard Woods State Park

    Dotted with shade trees, this state park stretches along the I & M Canal. Hiking, camping, picnicing and canoeing are offered.

    815-942-0796 | http://dnr.illinois.gov/
    401 Ottawa Street, Morris, IL 60450
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  • Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area

    Visit Illinois as it was 150 years ago when prairie covered nearly 60 percent of the state. Big Blue Stem, Native American grass and switch grass thrive here. Picnicing and hiking are offered, and there is a park interpreter on-site.

    5010 North Jugtown Road, Morris, IL 60450
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  • Heideck State Fish and Wildlife Area

    State hunting, fishing and wildlife refuge. Walleye, highbred and striped bass. Deer hunting also allowed.

    5010 North Jugtown Road, Morris, IL 60450
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  • I & M Canal State Trail & Visitors Center

    Enjoy miles of scenic views, historic sites and state parks along this linear recreation path. Hiking, biking, fishing and cross-country skiing opportunities are available.

    402 Ottawa Street, Morris, IL 60450
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  • Kayak Morris

    Whether it's a leisurely paddle or a muscle pumping pedal or both, we offer unique rentals and tours to fit all your needs.

    630-567-4653 | http://kayakmorris.com/
    William G. Stratton State Park, 110 Pine Street, Morris, IL 60450
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Morrison, IL

  • Covered Bridge

    Move over Madison County! Whiteside County now has a covered bridge of its own. Located north of Highway 30 off of Orange St., the bridge is part of a newer road to Morrison-Rockwood State Park. Only its size gives it away that the bridge is, in fact, new construction, built in 2001. At 148 feet, the two-span covered bridge is much larger than those you will find elsewhere.

    Illinois Route 30 off of Orange Street, Morrison, IL 61270
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  • Morrison State Park

    Picturesque 1,164-acre park with a variety of recreational opportunities.

    18750 Lake Road, Morrison, IL 61270
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  • Rockwood State Park

    This picturesque state park featuring beautiful Lake Carlton, a stream-fed reservoir, offers a variety of recreational opportunities such as picnicking, camping, fishing, boating, trails, and an abundance of wildlife.

    18750 Lake Road, Morrison, IL 61270
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  • Unique Architecture

    The city of Morrison contains many structures and areas, such as our historic downtown and the round barn at the Whiteside County Fairgrounds that embody a sense of time and place unique to our community.

    City of Morrison, Morrison, IL 61270
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Mount Carroll, IL

  • Civil War Memorial/Courthouse Square

    A Lorado Taft sculpture dedicated in 1892 to those from Carroll County in the Civil War. Only statue with an annex. Courthouse with bandshell was built in 1858.

    Illinois Route 78, North of Illinois Route 64, Mount Carroll, IL 61053
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Mount Morris, IL

  • Sunset Golf Club

    A 9-hole course that offers 3 sets of tee boxes for different skill levels.

    815-734-4839 | http://sunsetgolfmm.com/
    216 Sunset Hill, Mount Morris, IL 61054
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  • White Pines Forest State Park

    Enjoy recreation on 385 acres, much of it forest, with a state park lodge and provisions for tent and trailer camping.

    6712 West Pines Road, Mount Morris, IL 60154
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Mount Prospect, IL

  • Old Orchard Country Club

    One of the best conditioned and challenging courses in the Chicago area. A country club experience to the general public.

    847-255-2025 | http://oldorchardcc.com/
    700 West Rand Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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Mundelein, IL

  • Countryside Golf Club

    Play two challenging, award-winning 18-hole golf courses, the Prairie course, with bentgrass tees, wide-open greens and sand bunkers or the Traditional course, with bentgrass tees and tee-lined fairways.

    20800 West Hawley Street, Mundelein, IL 60060
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  • Diamond Lake Beach

    100-acre center offers a pristine lake, sand beach, picnic grove and summertime fun of swimming, boating, and fishing.

    1016 Diamond Lake Road, Mundelein, IL 60060
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Explore Illinois! Countless festivals, farm tours, county fairs, orchards and our Northern Illinois Wine Trail, featuring over 30+ wineries for your tasting pleasure, are just some of the many ways that you can enjoy Illinois. Whatever you decide to do, these Chicago attractions are sure to please everyone. The possibilities are endless and will lead to countless memories.