Recreation & Destinations
About 70,000 people visit Sinnissippi Park each year to see these large works of art.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Winter Edition


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

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Enjoy Paleofest 2017 At Burpee Museum of Natural History on March 3-5 in Rockford.

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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The Edgewater offers a variety of special packages for guests to make the most of a holiday escape.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Holiday Edition

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






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The Holiday Festival of Lights brightens Rockford through Dec. 25. (Jesse Fox photo)

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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Head to the Lake at These Idyllic Retreats

You don’t need to travel far to have a fun summer vacation. These four destinations known for their watery attractions are just a day trip away.






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Recreation & Destinations NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – January 11, 2017

  Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition Right in Our Region: The 31st Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition will take place next week, even though there’s no significant snow in the weather…
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Smart Living Weekly – January 4, 2017

  Discovering Burpee All Over Again Right in Our Region: The Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. in Rockford, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with the theme…
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Smart Living Weekly – December 14, 2016

  These Shows Light Up the Holidays Right in Our Region: Holiday light shows around our region are transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland. For just a few more…
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