Easy Outing

Easy Outing: Primrose Farm in St. Charles

Monday, Jul 8th, 2013 by

Primrose Farm is a revived 1930s working farm located in St. Charles, west of Randall Road, and owned by the St. Charles Park District. The farm grounds have picnic pavilions, more than 100 acres of agricultural open space, a tire wing, lots of farm animals, community garden plots that can be rented and “farm discovery trails.” There is a small “summer kitchen” building separate from the farmhouse that you can go inside, but otherwise, you’ll be outdoors. Grounds are open dawn to dusk, weather permitting.

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Easy Outing: Covered Wagon Rides at St. James Farm in Warrenville

Wednesday, Oct 10th, 2012 by

St. James Farm encompasses 607 acres, including more than 100 acres of woodlands, prairies and wetlands. Beginning in the early part of the 20th century, it was the retreat of the wealthy McCormick family. It is now operated and owned by the DuPage County Forest Preserve, and during certain times of the year, you can tour the grounds in a covered wagon.

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Easy Outing: Water Wonders in North Aurora

Monday, Aug 13th, 2012 by

Water Wonders, located along the Fox River in North Aurora, is designed to be a a place where children can splash, wade and climb while learning about water conservation and the native landscape of Illinois. Water Wonders was spearheaded by the North Aurora River District Alliance, a non-profit organization committed to developing the North Aurora riverfront area into a destination that residents and visitors will enjoy.

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Easy Outing: A Trip to Cascade Drive-In in West Chicago

Tuesday, Aug 7th, 2012 by

Cascade Drive-In, located in West Chicago off of North Avenue/Route 64, is one of the few places left in Illinois where you can enjoy “Movies Under the Stars.” It often shows family-friendly films, and offers deals for carloads on certain days of the week. You can bring your own food, or you can visit the full-service concession stand.

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