NWQ Getaway Guide, Winter Edition

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

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

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






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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10 Events to Spark Your Holiday Spirit

Our region is full of holiday-themed entertainment. Preview 10 festive events that can add to your joy and expand your portfolio of splendid holiday memories.






Smart Living Weekly – December 16, 2015

  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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Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens: Starting a New Century in Style

Standing like a gem on the banks of the Rock River, Sinnissippi Park’s new conservatory greets a new century of Rockford Park District service. See how it’s maturing into a beauty that once lived only in imagination.






Seven Great Gardens

We easily take for granted the remarkable variety of impressive gardens here in Rockford. Take a brief tour of seven excellent, national-attention-grabbing places that you can explore today.






A New Era for Rockford’s Favorite Park

The modern, eco-friendly centerpiece at Rockford’s first and favorite park is nearly complete. Take a tropical tour at the park, and learn about the LEED construction, artistic design and the new life for this riverside destination.