Recreation & Destinations
Nearly 1,200 re-enactors converge on Midway Village Museum, in Rockford, for the annual World War II Days event. They bring authentic weapons and vehicles, as well as period costumes. You’ll meet many of them camped out around the village with their “units,” representing all sides of the war.

The 1940s Come Alive at Midway Village’s World War II Days


When Midway Village Museum holds its annual World War II Days this September, it will bring together the largest such re-enactment in the Midwest. Find out what activities are available this year and how you can experience living history.

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September and October are two excellent months to visit Starved Rock Lodge. Guests can still feel the warmth of the summer while taking in the beautiful fall colors.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Summer/Fall Edition

A great weekend’s journey is hours away. Here are some excellent places to visit.

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Explore Beloit’s Beckman Mill and its surrounding park land every weekend through October.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.

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Heidel House’s location on the shores of Green Lake, in Wisconsin, puts it in an optimal location for recreation, dining and relaxing – and, of course, exploring the city of Green Lake.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Spring/Summer Edition

A great weekend’s journey is hours away. Here are some excellent places to visit.

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Children can explore Anderson Japanese Gardens, in Rockford, with special activities every  Thursday through Aug. 9.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer.

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Recreation & Destinations NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – August 15, 2018

  Trends that are Shaping Local Golf Right in Our Region: The game of golf is experiencing many changes as new generations arrive on the greens. Visit the links this…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 8, 2018

  97th Winnebago County Fair Fun Aug. 15-19 Right in Our Region: The Winnebago County Fair is closing in on a century of celebrating agricultural living and all that it…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 1, 2018

  Mendota Sweet Corn Festival Aug. 9-12 Right in Our Region: The 71st annual Mendota Sweet Corn Festival is about everything in abundance, especially fresh-picked corn on the cob, steaming…
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