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Sunday, October 25, 2020

2020 Holiday Light Shows in the Chicago Suburbs Including Large Scale and Awesome Home Displays

2020 Holiday Light Shows in the Chicago Suburbs Including Large Scale and Awesome Home Displays

2020 Holiday Light Shows in the Chicago Suburbs Including Large Scale and Awesome Home Displays

Holiday lights will dazzle us this year although festivities will be slightly different than in the past. I have been working on putting together a list of holiday light shows, holiday light experiences and home holiday light displays in the Chicago Suburbs. I will be continuing to up date this post as details become available because this year is all about being flexible and changes keep coming. However, I wanted to provide you with a list that included options where you will need to purchase advance tickets so you can order them it time. Enjoy this festive list and look for updated throughout the season!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Hiking Off of the Des Plaines River Trail to Beck Lake


Hiking Off of the Des Plaines River Trail to Beck Lake Enjoying Fantastic Birding

Hiking Off of the Des Plaines River Trail to Beck Lake Enjoying Fantastic Birding Near Mount Prospect, IL

Throughout autumn, we have been exploring as many trails as possible to witness what beauty unfolds during the change of season. Plenty of entry points to the Des Plaines River Trail offer access to stunning forested areas. We hiked a along one section in Lake County earlier this season. On a day where we had to stay a bit closer to home, we opted to ramble along the Camp Pine Woods section near Mount Prospect taking a path that spindled off to Beck Lake. Immediately upon embarking on our trail, we were enveloped by the fall forest.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Weekend Windup: 30 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs October 22-25, 2020

31 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs October 22-25, 2020

30 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs October 22-25, 2020

Things are getting really spooky here! This is such a fun time of year! Enjoy a mix of fall fun, Halloween fun and even architectural exploration this weekend with my picks for family fun in the Chicago suburbs:

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Evergreens for Miles, Sweeping Views, Majestic Rocks and Waterfalls Enchant at North Cheyenne Canon Park in Colorado Springs

 

Evergreens for Miles, Sweeping Views, Red Rocks and Waterfalls Enchant at North Cheyenne Canon Park in Colorado Springs

Evergreens for Miles, Sweeping Views, Majestic Rocks and Waterfalls Enchant at North Cheyenne Canon Park in Colorado Springs

Our first full day in Colorado found us discovering Helen Hunt Falls inside North Cheyenne CaƱon Park. Viewing the rugged landscape including red rocks enticed us to follow North Cheyenne Canyon Road up the mountain after taking in the falls. By this time in the trip, we had realized that we had an extra flex day in our trip with nothing planned. So, we opted to return a few days later for another hike.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Trail Tracing a Race Track at Raceway Woods Forest Preserve in Carpentersville, Illinois

Trail Tracing a Race Track at Raceway Woods Forest Preserve in Carpentersville, Illinois

Trail Tracing a Race Track at Raceway Woods Forest Preserve in Carpentersville, Illinois

A silo rose in front of us as we pulled into our parking spot at Raceway Woods Forest Preserve. Immediately, we knew this preserve would be unique. Admittedly, we ventured to the preserve to scout for fall colors unware that we would learn a little history as well.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Lincoln Marsh Natural Area: A Habitat Restoration Success Story in Wheaton, Illinois

 

Lincoln Marsh Natural Area: A Habitat Restoration Success Story in Wheaton, Illinois

Lincoln Marsh Natural Area: A Habitat Restoration Success Story in Wheaton, Illinois

Lincoln Marsh Natural Area provides for a unique ecological adventure right in Wheaton, Illinois. Our first adventure at Lincoln Marsh treated us not only to the brilliant colors of the changing seasons but a wealth of wildlife viewing wetlands, woodlands and prairie. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Weekend Windup: 25 Fall and Halloween Events in the Chicago Suburbs October 15-18, 2020

 

Weekend Windup: 25 Fall and Halloween Events in the Chicago Suburbs October 15-18, 2020

25 Fall and Halloween Events in the Chicago Suburbs October 15-18, 2020

Crispness is in the fall breeze. Nights are getting longer --- and spookier! This weekend is absolutely full of fall fun! I have gathered 24 picks for this weekend -- some with the warm charm of fall, some a little spooky and some highlighting some great treasures here in the Chicago suburbs! Have a fun weekend:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Celebrating Local Art and Local Business during Wheaton's "Love Where You Live" Window Art Event

 

Celebrating Local Art and Local Business during Wheaton's "Love Where You Live" Window Art Event

Wheaton's "Love Where You Live" Window Art Event Celebrates Local During the Month of October

"Love Where You Live" creations add inspiring and whimsical window art in store fronts dotting downtown Wheaton. Each piece crafted by local artists encourages visitors to wander Wheaton discovering cheerful window art while exploring local businesses forming the fabric of the community.