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Pumpkins and Skeletons Create Fall Feels at the 12th Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest and Skeletons on Display October 7-9, 2022

Monday, October 3, 2022

 

Pumpkins and Skeletons Create Fall Feels at the 12th Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest and Skeletons on Display October 7-9, 2022

Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns and dozens of skeletons in delightful displays will create a fun fall weekend at the 12th Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival and Skeletons on Display this coming weekend. This event is one of my favorites in the Chicago suburbs. The walls of jack-o-lanterns create such a magical fall feeling that you can't help but be swept up in the beauty of the fall festival evening. Don't miss out!

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Hiking Hemlock Curve Nature Trail Near Peshtigo, Wisconsin

Sunday, October 2, 2022

 

Hiking Hemlock Curve Nature Trail Near Peshtigo, Wisconsin

After visiting Marinette, Wisconsin and Seagull Bar State Natural Area, we wandered to the Hemlock Curve Nature Trail near Peshtigo. Hemlock Curve Nature Trail is part of the larger Peshtigo Harbor Wildlife Area and represents one of the trails created as part of a partnership between the Marinette County Land  & Water Conservation, UW-Extension and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that was funded by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Project. We had this trail to ourselves so it was an entirely soothing experience surrounded by nature.

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Weekend Windup {Chicago Suburbs Fall Family Weekend Fun September 30 - October 2}

Thursday, September 29, 2022

 

Oaktoberfest, Oktoberfest and Everything in Between: Weekend Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 30 - October 2

Oaktoberfest, Oktoberfest and Everything in Between: Weekend Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 30 - October 2

Time for fall fun! There is plenty of fun to be had this weekend -- here are my picks this weekend in the Chicago suburbs:

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Taking in Magical Lake Michigan Views from Upper Lake Park in Port Washington, Wisconsin

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

 

Taking in Magical Lake Michigan Views from  Upper Lake Park in Port Washington, Wisconsin

Upper Lake Park in Port Washington, Wisconsin offers quite a magical view of Lake Michigan. We visited on one quiet Sunday morning and quickly found ourselves amazed by the breathtaking views of the lake. Port Washington truly has some of the best views of Lake Michigan I have seen.

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Morning on the Edge of a Rocky Peninsula at Cave Point County Park in Door County

Saturday, September 24, 2022

 

Enchanted by Stunning Nature at Cave Point County Park in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Enchanted by Stunning Nature at Cave Point County Park in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Door County's Cave Point County Park dazzled us with incredible view after incredible view. We spent a morning crawling along this stunning glacially created, wave-worn landscape.  We found Cave Point to be a spot where you really want to pause and be in the moment.

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Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 23-25, 2022}

Thursday, September 22, 2022

 

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 23-25, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 23-25, 2022

Happy Fall! There is plenty of fall to celebrate this weekend with these picks for local fun! Here are my favorite Chicago suburban family events this weekend:

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Sandhill Cranes Welcome Us To Green Bay's Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Sandhill Cranes Welcome Us To Green Bay's Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Our first day visiting Green Bay, Wisconsin was initially quite rainy yet we opted to explore the outdoors a bit anyway. We headed to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary which is a wildlife refuge featuring animal exhibits, hiking trails, bird viewing areas, and more. As we parked we immediately saw a pair of sandhill cranes that seemed to welcome us.

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Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 16-18, 2022}

Thursday, September 15, 2022

 

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 16-18, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 16-18, 2022

A lovely weekend is ahead with plenty of fun activities! We are in the transition period between seasons which is an exciting time with a nice mix of fun. Here are my picks in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:

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