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Brandywine Creek Nature Park in Niles, Michigan Delights With a Beautiful Landscape and Fantastic Birding

Monday, February 6, 2023

 

A winter adventure to Niles, Michigan brought us to the delightful trails of Brandywine Creek Nature Park. An unseasonably warm February afternoon beckoned us to explore this beautiful preserve. After rambling along the creek and hiking a rolling trail, Brandywine Creek Nature Park emerged as one of our favorite Michigan preserves.

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Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs February 3-5, 2023}

Thursday, February 2, 2023

 

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs February 3-5, 2023

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs February 3-5, 2023

Happy almost weekend! There are some really great ice festivals this weekend, so hopefully you can check them out. Here are my picks for this weekend:

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14 Tempting Chocolate Shops To Know in the Chicago Suburbs

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

14 Tempting Chocolate Shops To Know in the Chicago Suburbs

14 Tempting Chocolate Shops To Know in the Chicago Suburbs

Chicago suburban chocolate shops tempt with an array of inventive and old school favorite chocolate treats. I love exploring the chocolate shops the suburbs have to offer and am pretty impressed by how many unique spots I have discovered. I already have a list for a few more, too! If you are looking for a new chocolate discovery, check out one or two or three of these fantastic local chocolate shops:

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Winter Wonderland at Kuechmann Arboretum and Kuechmann Kove in Lake Zurich, Illinois

Saturday, January 28, 2023

 

Winter Wonderland at Kuechmann Arboretum in Lake Zurich, Illinois

Last Sunday, our winter wanders took us to Kuechmann Arboretum in Lake Zurich. Kuechmann Arboretum is an officially recognized arboretum and offers a beautiful home to 25 species of trees including some that are quite old. The oldest tree at Kuechmann is over 275 years old dating back to before the Revolutionary War!

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Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs January 28-29, 2023}

Thursday, January 26, 2023

 

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs January 28-29, 2023

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs January 28-29, 2023

The weekend is rapidly approaching! Woohoo! Here are my picks for family fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:

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Enjoying a Rehabilitated Stretch of the West Branch DuPage River at Warrenville Grove Forest Preserve

Saturday, January 21, 2023

 

Admiring a Beautiful Preserve on the West Branch DuPage River in Warrenville, Illinois

Warrenville Grove Forest Preserve represented one small section of a string of DuPage County Forest Preserves that we somehow skipped until the sun last Sunday beckoned us out. We soon discovered a lovely forest preserve along the West Branch DuPage River which had been restored.

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Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs January 21-22, 2023}

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs January 21-22, 2023

We are rounding the corner to the weekend! Here are my picks for family fun this weekend:
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Rocky Winter Amble at Glenwood Park Forest Preserve in Batavia, Illinois

Sunday, January 15, 2023

 

Rocky Winter Amble at Glenwood Park Forest Preserve in Batavia, Illinois

Glenwood Park Forest Preserve in Batavia, Illinois proves that sometimes the smallest forest preserves are the best. While only about 40 acres, Glenwood Park Forest Preserve treats to some very beautiful views of the Fox River where you may see quite a few water birds like we did during our recent visit. 

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