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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…


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…


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…


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 go-go juice, it’s also something to build…


Route 20 Road Trip – Day 2 in 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…


Fox River Water Trails

Fox River Water Trails The Fox is a slow, meandering river with a few sandbars.  The river is about 4-5 feet deep on average; however, there are spots that are much deeper and also some spots that are much shallower. The Fox River presents a number of varied paddling experiences for different skill levels. The…


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…


Elgin Area’s Hottest Hot Chocolates

  Elgin Area’s Hottest Hot Chocolates By: Breanne Moreno It’s that time of year again when the weather outside gets frightful, and what’s better than a hot cup of hot cocoa to treat your senses? Here’s our list of the top 6 hot chocolate spots in the Elgin area. Grab a friend and relax in…


“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

There is a chill in the air. The same chill that creeps into our homes and makes us pull the blanket a little closer; drink the hot chocolate a little faster. Nightmare on Chicago Street is just around the corner (Oct. 22); caramel apples beckon us to taste their buttery sweet deliciousness. Pumpkins are everywhere…


Top 10 Photo Spots on the Fox River Bike 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 Bike Trail! There are sites either on or near our Bike Trail that are sure to give you the picture perfect background this…

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