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Elgin Area Brews & Bars

Elgin Area Brews & Bars

From an award-winning brew from a local brewer to handcrafted cocktails featuring creative and inventive flavors. Try something new with flights, or experience something 100% local and can only be found in or very near the Elgin area. Either way, these locations make a great stop on friends night out, date night or bachelor/ bachelorette… Read more »

Bowdon Explores

Bowdon Explores

Hi! My name is Bowdon, and I’m in training to be a therapy dog for Arrow Psychological Services. I just turned one on May 8, 2021, and I’m in training to be a Good Canine Citizen, and then, I’ll move on to more advanced work to be an official therapy dog. I can’t wait to… Read more »

Treat Dad this Father’s Day

Treat Dad this Father’s Day

Make Dad feel extra special this year for Father’s Day. Bond doing an outdoor adventure, taking a brew tour or surprise them with a gift you know they’ll love. Keep reading to see what experiences and gifts can be found in the Elgin area that are perfect to give Dad this Father’s Day. Experiences Go… Read more »

This Summer, It’s Time to Say ‘Let’s Go There’

This Summer, It’s Time to Say ‘Let’s Go There’

For most of us, that day is here. The vaccination rollout has been a strong success here in the U.S., cases have fallen dramatically from thewinter surge and we are seeing businesses across the country reopening and welcoming back customers.We, like many of you, are ready to stop wondering and start wandering and reignite a… Read more »

Summer Events to Mark on your Calendar

Summer Events to Mark on your Calendar

Now that we’re seeing warmer weather and lighter COVID-19 restrictions, we are also seeing an increase in local events. You’ll find a large assortment of events in this Summer’s line-up, from festivals and concerts to outdoor movies and theatrical performances. Many events are taking place outdoors to make sure all guests can feel safe and… Read more »

Best Pizza in the Elgin Area

Best Pizza in the Elgin Area

Where’s the best pizza in the Elgin area? We’re determined to find out and we need to hear from you. If there are multiple places you would like to vote for, feel free to come back and keep voting! If you don’t see your favorite place make sure it’s located in the Elgin area. Follow… Read more »

Coffee Culture in the Elgin Area

Coffee Culture in the Elgin Area

It’s easy to see that coffee culture is on the rise in the Elgin area– just take one look at the number of small, independent shops found in neighborhoods throughout our communities. We take a look at the top places to satisfy your caffeine craving. Coffee isn’t just a part of your daily routine, it’s… Read more »

Live Music Venues

Live Music Venues

Ready to get out and enjoy 2021? Enjoying live music is something that was seldom done last year. But this year, Elgin area venues and gearing up to host more entertainment for your enjoyment. Here’s a list of Elgin area venues that frequently host live music! Bandito Barney’s Beach Club, East Dundee Bandito Barney’s is… Read more »

Lunch Delivery Options for Elgin Vax Site

Lunch Delivery Options for Elgin Vax Site

Elgin has so many different type of cuisine just a phone call away. Check out some of the local options available when you are working or volunteering at the Kane/Cook Elgin Mass Vaccination Site. Just click on the website link to see the menu and delivery options. If you see this post and would like… Read more »

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Wow with your Mother’s Day gift this year. Shop local finds to make Mom gasp with delight! Discover shops and boutiques in the Elgin area that have that “wow factor” and uniqueness that can’t be found anywhere else. Select an image below for more information! Flowers Give the classic gift of flowers this year! Explore… Read more »

Elgin Area Confections

Elgin Area Confections

Let your sweet tooth lead the way! Find candy stores, homemade custard and decadent dipped strawberries all located in the Elgin area. Keep reading to discover some of the most delicious, decadent confections you can experience while visiting!   Add your business’ incredible treat with us by submitting your photo and information to us at… Read more »

The Ultimate Illinois Road Trip

The Ultimate Illinois Road Trip

Last year the Explore Elgin Area CVB teamed up with 16 other destinations across Illinois. Together we created a comprehensive list of the best attractions, foods and more that can be found while road tripping in Illinois. Look below to see the categories and click on them to learn more! We recommend researching desired locations… Read more »

A Scenic Elgin Area Winter

A Scenic Elgin Area Winter

This winter has undoubtedly brought us lots of snow. Our residents and visitors have been taking some breathtaking pictures and we had to share them! Check out this incredible collection of winter photos. If you have any pictures that you would like to share with us, send them to Madison@ExploreElginArea.com, use #ExploreElgin when posting your… Read more »

Winter Date Night

Winter Date Night

The winter season is in full swing! Now that the holidays are over and we find ourselves with time to spare, why not spend it with that special someone? Let us break down some of the best ways to spend a winter date night in the Elgin area.   Take an Outdoor Adventure Hit the… Read more »

Behind the Business Spotlights

Behind the Business Spotlights

There are many reasons we as a community have been doing everything we can to support local businesses. But we wondered how many people knew the faces behind the businesses. So many of our local business owners have incredible and inspiring stories that we felt needed to be told! We hope you enjoy learning more… Read more »

Stops on the Fox

Stops on the Fox

Hit the trails before fall ends! The chill is coming and even though restrictions are in place there are still a number of interesting sights along The Fox River Bike Trail. Grab or rent a bike, and discover highlights of the Fox River Bike Trail before the seasonal shift. Check out our Stops on the… Read more »

Seeing the Leaves: A Guide to Elgin Area Forest Preserves and Nature Centers

Seeing the Leaves: A Guide to Elgin Area Forest Preserves and Nature Centers

We have reached the sweet spot in the year. Leaves are turning all shades of beautiful reds, oranges and yellows while the temperature remains perfect for enjoying the outdoors. Before the chill of winter rolls in, enjoy a comfortable walk around some of the most scenic spots throughout the Elgin area. Nature Centers Bartlett Nature… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Taco Places

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Taco Places

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best tacos! So pack up the family,… Read more »

Resident Favorite Taco Stops

Resident Favorite Taco Stops

There is no shortage of places to get good tacos in the Elgin area. When we asked to try to see if there was an obvious fan-favorite, we learned we completely miscalculated. To make deciding on your next Taco Tuesday restaurant easy, here are some of our resident’s favorite places to go for good tacos…. Read more »

Local Tours in the Elgin Area

Local Tours in the Elgin Area

Exercise, fresh air and sunshine are all ways that can bring some positivity into your day. Get all three by taking a self-guided walking tour. In the Elgin area there are many tours available that cover architecture, historic districts, public art and more! The next time you feel like getting out and don’t know where… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Pizza Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Pizza Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best pizza joints! So pack up the… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Unique Shopping Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Unique Shopping Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s most unique shopping opportunities! So pack up… Read more »

Best Burgers in the Elgin Area

Best Burgers in the Elgin Area

This year we have seen the love our community has for its local restaurants.

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Family Fun Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Family Fun Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best family activities! So pack up the… Read more »

Planning Your Pet Trek Getaway!

Planning Your Pet Trek Getaway!

Sometime you just need to getaway, we understand! Maybe your friends or family isn’t ready yet, maybe you’re ready to try a new kind of trip or vacation? Taking vacations with your favorite four-legged friend has become a new trend. Many people don’t know that the Elgin area has many dog friendly options for activities,… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Fish Sandwiches

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Fish Sandwiches

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best spots to get a fish sandwich!… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Geocaching Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Geocaching Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best Geocaching spots! So pack up the… Read more »

Where to Find Live Entertainment this Summer

Where to Find Live Entertainment this Summer

Restrictions may be in place but there are still plenty of opportunities to see live entertainment this year! Here we’ve outlined places that frequently host live entertainment in the Elgin area, as well as key information you’ll want to know before your visit.   Bandito Barney’s Beach Club 10 N River St, East Dundee Face… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Local Breweries

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Local Breweries

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best local breweries! So pack up the… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Instagram Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Instagram Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best Instagram spots! So pack up the… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Ice Cream Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Ice Cream Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we’re in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best ice cream spots! So pack up… Read more »

Kayaking the Fox River Water Trails

Kayaking the Fox River Water Trails

Summer is here, and with limited options of activities many folks are trying new things. If you haven’t tried, kayaking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with friends or family. People who love kayaking find it to be relaxing, comforting and entertaining. Here you’ll find where to rent a boat, parts of the… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Outdoor Art

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Outdoor Art

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s must-see outdoor art! So pack… Read more »

15 Fun Summer Ideas that Don’t Involve a Crowd

15 Fun Summer Ideas that Don’t Involve a Crowd

2020 has been a lot to handle to say the least. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time! There are plenty of activities you can do while being safe. Check out our ranked list of fun activities to fill your Summer.   1. Take a Road Trip We’ve been teaming up with… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Picnic Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Picnic Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best picnic spots! So pack… Read more »

Route 20 Road Trip Weekend Getaway

Route 20 Road Trip Weekend Getaway

Plan a Road Trip on America’s Longest Road! About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the longest… Read more »

Route 20 Road Trip Getaway | Day 3 – Dundee Township

Route 20 Road Trip Getaway | Day 3 – Dundee Township

Plan a Road Trip on America’s Longest Road! About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the longest… Read more »

Route 20 Road Trip Getaway | Day 2 – Downtown Elgin

Route 20 Road Trip Getaway | Day 2 – Downtown Elgin

Plan a Road Trip on America’s Longest Road! About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the longest… Read more »

Route 20 Road Trip Getaway | Day 1 – Elgin

Route 20 Road Trip Getaway | Day 1 – Elgin

Plan a Road Trip on America’s Longest Road! About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the longest… Read more »

Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue in 4 Easy Steps!

Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue in 4 Easy Steps!

Planning your dream wedding doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, it takes months of planning, testing, tasting and touring. With so many options available in the Elgin area, it can be exhausting and overwhelming. It’s time to put the joy and fun back into wedding planning. Here’s how you can find your perfect wedding venue in just… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Fishing Spots

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Fishing Spots

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s best fishing spots! So pack… Read more »

Top 5 Places for a Frozen Treat

Top 5 Places for a Frozen Treat

We asked and you screamed for ice cream! We sent out a poll to our social audience asking “Where’s the best place to get a frozen treat in the Elgin area”. Shortly after our poll went live the votes started to roll in; who doesn’t love ice cream? We received over 500 votes over the… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round Up | Best Farmers Markets

Illinois Road Trip Round Up | Best Farmers Markets

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s farmers markets! So pack up… Read more »

Summer Camping Places & Spaces

Summer Camping Places & Spaces

Are you wondering, “what’s the best spot to camp near me?” Nature fans can enjoy the wide open spaces, fresh air, clear lakes and streams and woodlands during a weekend (or longer) camping trip. Not only can you set up a tent at these pgreat locations, you can also enjoy plenty of picnic areas, hiking trails,… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Golf Courses

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Golf Courses

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s top golf courses! So pack… Read more »

Popular Outdoor Wedding Venues

Popular Outdoor Wedding Venues

The Elgin area has become a wedding hot spot! With over 40 venues for ceremonies and receptions, its no wonder why many couples choose to travel here for their special day. Now that restrictions are lighter, we have a list of our most popular outdoor wedding venues and what they offer. Check out our plan… Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Public Gardens

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Public Gardens

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing sixteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state’s top public gardens! So pack… Read more »

Patio season is back…..with limitations.

Patio season is back…..with limitations.

Patio Season Is Back: Restaurants and Bars with Outdoor Seating this Summer. Beginning May 29th Governor Pritzker is allowing bars & restaurants to open for outdoor dining only.  We’ve assembled a list of a few establishments to get you started with weekend planning.  The list will be updated as more information becomes available to us…. Read more »

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Top Hiking and Biking Trails

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Top Hiking and Biking Trails

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing sixteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re bringing you the state’s top hiking and biking trails! So… Read more »

14 Day Yoga Challenge

14 Day Yoga Challenge

In light of mental health awareness week, we have teamed up with Danielle, an incredible yoga instructor to bring you a 14 day yoga challenge! Through our 14 day challenge, you’ll be guided through strength building, flexibility building and restorative sessions. Our aim is to challenge you by encouraging to do a yoga session every… Read more »

Fun Family Activities in Your Own Backyard

Fun Family Activities in Your Own Backyard

There is one good thing that has come out of our current situation. And that’s the increase in time that we’ve been able to spend at home with our loved ones. But as we begin the month of May, we understand that you can only play Monopoly and watch movies so many times before it… Read more »

A Date Night at Home

A Date Night at Home

Feeling ready to mix up your nightly routine? Need a change of pace or fun quality time? Quarantine doesn’t have to be bland and monotonous, so we’re taking date night to a new level and bringing it to your home. If you live in the Elgin area, you have access to businesses providing all kinds… Read more »

Where to golf in the Elgin area!

Where to golf in the Elgin area!

We’re Ready For You! The Elgin area’s 8 golf courses are re-opened May 1st under strict safety guidelines provided under the State of Illinois’ new Executive Order. Tee times and bookings are available on the respective golf course sites. Elgin area courses will be implementing operational plans consistent with the Illinois Department of Commerce &… Read more »

The Gifford Park Association: A Historic Home Tour

The Gifford Park Association: A Historic Home Tour

Did you know there are over 600 homes in the Elgin community that are historically registered? In fact, there are neighborhoods with so many historic homes that they’ve caught the eyes of Hollywood. Directors, actors and crews have come to our community to film over the years. Our historic neighborhoods have made the perfect background… Read more »

Downtown Elgin Commercial District

Downtown Elgin Commercial District

Founded in 1836, the City of Elgin has had decades of history shape it. Starting off as a small river town to today, a bustling hub of business, art and recreation with over 115,000 residents. The city, namely the Elgin Historical Society has done an incredible job at preserving the history scattered throughout the 38 square… Read more »

Things to do at Home in the Elgin Area

Things to do at Home in the Elgin Area

Recently, you have probably found yourself at home more frequently. And now might be wondering how to spend this extra time; more importantly how to de-stress and thwart boredom. There are a number of things you can do right at home, and many of our local businesses have gone digital to reach our community from… Read more »

Getting Back to Nature in the Elgin Area

Getting Back to Nature in the Elgin Area

Getting Back to Nature in Elgin By Jenna King Source Want a simple way to reduce anxiety and stress? Try taking a walk around Elgin. Scientists agree: Just 20 minutes of contact with nature will lower stress hormone levels and help you relax. And there’s no shortage of green spaces in here, making it easy… Read more »

5 Best Hiking Trails in the Elgin Area

5 Best Hiking Trails in the Elgin Area

Hiking is a great way to surround yourself in nature. You can discover the beauty of the outdoors at whatever pace you’re comfortable with. With a little planning, it’s an activity that almost anyone can do. So pack up those snacks, water bottles and a little first aid kit, and get outside! Check out these… Read more »

Top 5 Best Local Places for a Fish Fry

Top 5 Best Local Places for a Fish Fry

You don’t have to be British to love fish and chips. In fact, with so many renditions of this classic it seems almost impossible to pick favorites. That’s why we turned to our residents. We asked, and they responded! Are you curious about what the locals are calling the best local fish fry too? Well… Read more »

Activities for your Dog When Winter Gets Ruff

Activities for your Dog When Winter Gets Ruff

  Activities for your Dog When Winter Gets Ruff Written by: Maddie Hayes When Midwest winters get brutal, it can be hard enough to leave the house let alone brave the cold to take your dog for a W.A.L.K. It’s so much easier to put on sweatpants and binge The Office for the 10th time,… Read more »

American Bison in Elgin, Illinois

American Bison in Elgin, Illinois

The American bison or simply bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo or simply buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed North America in vast herds. Their historical range, by 9000 BCE, is described as the great bison belt, a tract of rich grassland that ran from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico, east to the Atlantic Seaboard (nearly to the Atlantic tidewater in some areas) as far north as New York and south to Georgia and,… Read more »

Brew Tours – Ride, Drink, Discover.

Brew Tours – Ride, Drink, Discover.

Vorlauf Brew Tours Beer was meant to be shared – raised high in the air for valiant toasts when in the midst of good company. Vorlauf Brew Tours was dreamt by a father and a son that embrace the true joy that good beer can bring to any table. Greg and Stephen James started Vorlauf… Read more »

INSTAWORTHY – Elgin’s Most Photogenic Attractions

INSTAWORTHY – Elgin’s Most Photogenic Attractions

With all the social media we use on a daily basis, its no wonder we’ve gotten so great at taking pictures. Your next amazing photo opportunity is right here in the Elgin Area!  Don’t forget to tag #ExploreElgin to be featured in our feed. Check out these top Elgin area photo locations! Walton Island, Elgin … Read more »

Elgin Public Art Tour

Elgin Public Art Tour

The City of Elgin is changing and growing; over the last six years, Elgin has defined itself as a “City of the Arts.”  The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) saw a need to develop a plan and system to facilitate public art. This need was two-pronged. First, there was a need to develop a system… Read more »

Winter Adventures in the Elgin Area

Winter Adventures in the Elgin Area

Winter is special. It’s a magical time to explore a different side to the woods. From cold, crisp, frosty mornings, to chilly, starlit evenings. Discover a whole winter wonderland with our icy activities list. By: Breanne Moreno OUTDOORS Go ice skating! In the Elgin area, you can go indoors during public skate at Canlan ICE… Read more »

Snowy Day Staples

Snowy Day Staples

Dishes to Warm the Heart By: Breanne Moreno It’s cold outside, and you’re hungry. If you’re like us, that’s all it takes to make us even a little hangry. Here are a few of our favorite comfort food dishes throughout the Elgin area to keep you warm and satisfied when it’s cold and snowy outside…. Read more »

Elgin Area Winter Escapes for Adults

Elgin Area Winter Escapes for Adults

Winter is not the time to stay home and try recipes…well, at least not every day. Winter is the perfect time to #ExploreElgin and see why visitors and residents alike love discovering new ways to enjoy the area. It does not matter if you are looking for something to test your mental skills or get… Read more »

Top 10 Photo Spots on the Trail

Top 10 Photo Spots on the Trail

With all the social media we use on a daily basis, its no wonder we’ve gotten so great at taking pictures. Your next amazing photo opportunity should be on the Fox River! There are sites either on or near our Fox River Bike Trail that are sure to give you the picture perfect background. Some… Read more »

Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Happy Weekend! I hope you have been enjoying summer as much as I have. Even with all of the rain that has been falling, I am just so thankful that we can get outside, jump on the trampoline, visit a park, go to an outdoor concert, enjoy the pool… Read more »

Farmers’ Markets in the Elgin Area

Farmers’ Markets in the Elgin Area

***** This blog post is for the 2014 season. Please check the event section of our website for updated times and locations for the different markets.  ***** If you are like us, you are ready for the farmers markets to open. We are just weeks away from all the Fox Valley Farmers’ Markets opening. Below… Read more »

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