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June
20

Kayaking in Illinois

Summer is here, which means it's time to get your paddle on! We're lucky enough to have easy access to beautiful rivers, providing locals with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. A favorite summertime activity for our real estate agents is kayaking. Whether you like peaceful paddling or winding your way through rough waters, you'll be able to explore waters suitable for all types of kayakers near Winnebago County.

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June
13

Nature Retreats

Beautiful summer weather is upon us, and it's a terrific time to visit Homer Glen homes for sale.

An incorporated village with about 24,000 residents, Homer Glen is a southwestern suburb of Chicago, and our real estate agents know that natural beauty is one of the area's biggest charms. Let's visit some of Homer Glen's best nature preserves and parks:

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May
2

Wisconsin Waterfalls

Wisconsin is filled with natural beauty to explore, including a large number of scenic waterfalls that are ideal for a nature hike or outdoor adventure with the whole family. Marinette County is known as the "waterfall capital of Wisconsin," and there are many more waterfalls to be found flowing from rivers all around the state. Our real estate agents have the local knowledge on 5 of the many Wisconsin waterfalls that are well worth a visit this spring.

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April
11

Bike Paths Rantoul

Nestled amid the rolling farmland of Central Illinois, the village of Rantoul is a quiet community in Champaign County surrounded by the kind of wide-open spaces that just beg to be explored on a bicycle. It's also an amazingly bike-friendly village, with a network of interconnected bike paths that form an 8-mile route through the community. 

Our real estate agents are excited to share their favorite places for a bike ride in the Rantoul area. Be sure to check out these great local bike paths in and around the village!

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April
4

Giving Gardens

Are you looking for a powerful way to help growing children feel more connected with the natural world this spring? Wondering how you can help them understand the cycle of "farm to table" that helps them make healthy eating choices? Our real estate agents know how important these topics are to so many of our clients.

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March
21

Downtown Geneva

Whether you're planning a date night, a family outing, or a shopping trip with friends, downtown Geneva is the perfect place to spend a day. The local shops, dining destinations, and historic landmarks in downtown Geneva offer something for every interest, with plenty of special events that add to the fun. Our real estate agents have all the details on why you'll enjoy spending the day in downtown Geneva.

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March
14

Stargazing Champaign

Late winter and early spring are often considered to be the best times for stargazing. Not only are the nights longer, but you're more likely to have clear skies. If you've ever noticed bright stars on a cold winter night, it's because cold air holds less moisture than warm air, which leads to fewer clouds and less haze.

Stargazing is a fun family activity and a great learning experience. You can head out and try to spot constellations, or if you're lucky, you might even be able to catch a glimpse of the Milky Way. We find the whole experience to be incredibly peaceful, especially in areas around Champaign with low light pollution. Here are some of our favorite options to stargaze around Champaign.

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February
14

Lake Geneva

Thanks to its beautiful natural setting and proximity to Milwaukee and Chicago, Lake Geneva is a premier spot for outdoor recreation. When our Lake Geneva real estate agents want fun in the snow, they head to these incredible ski resorts that are just minutes away. 

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November
22

New London Murals

New London has quite a vibrant art scene. This is evident if you take the time to drive through the city and admire the incredible murals local artists have created on the sides of buildings and other structures. Whether you live in the city or are just in town to look at New London homes for sale, here are some of the murals to visit. You may even want to snap a photo or two in front of your favorite!

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September
29

Hiking Trails Algonquin

Is there a better way to spend a beautiful day than hiking alongside your pup? When our Algonquin real estate agents want to spend some quality time with their dogs, they head to these scenic nearby trails. 

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September
27

Orchards Peoria

Fall is in the air! It might just be our real estate agents' favorite time of year here in Illinois, and not only because of the brilliant foliage. It's also harvest season at our local farms and orchards.

From pumpkin patches and corn mazes to you-pick apple orchards, fall offers a lot of fun outdoor activities in our neck of the woods. Plus, each of these local farms makes a perfect day trip from our Peoria homes for sale

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September
23

Will County ParksFor many years, the Forest Preserve District of Will County has worked hard to preserve some of the area's most beautiful, abundant natural areas for the enjoyment of residents, the protection of vibrant outdoor areas, and the conservation of the many wildlife species that call these preserves home. Fall and winter are excellent times to visit the area's preserves and trails, with tons of activities available for residents of all ages. Our real estate agents have all of the details on how you can connect with nature, explore the trails, and enjoy some family-friendly outdoor fun.

Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve – New Lenox Access on Schoolhouse Rd., North of Rt. 30/Lincoln Hwy.

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September
24

Lake Springfield

What could be better than a day spent on the water, soaking in the sights, or zipping across the lake on a jet ski? Lake Springfield is one of the most popular natural attractions near Springfield homes for sale, with spectacular scenery and endless outdoor activities to enjoy. Our real estate agents have all of the delightful details on why Lake Springfield is such an outstanding place to spend a day on the water.

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