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100 miles due west of Chicago lie the rolling hills, old growth forests and the pristine rivers of the Blackhawk Waterways in Northwest Illinois. With its quaint cabins and darling bed & breakfasts, it's the perfect weekend getaway in Illinois. Every mile is steeped in history, surrounded by outdoor beauty and dotted with charming villages. The Blackhawk Waterways is what your vacation getaway looks like...
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John Deere

Historic Site

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photo: Jack Hughes

Mississippi Palisades

State Park

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photo: Jack Hughes

Nachusa Grasslands

Bison Herd

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De Immigrant Windmill

working windmill

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Welcome to the Blackhawk Waterways in Northwest Illinois

Welcome to the Blackhawk Waterways in Northwest Illinois

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  • Every season at Selmi’s brings plenty of family fun

    September 20, 2022
    Since the beginning, Selmi’s Greenhouse, Farm & Pumpkin Patch, located in Rock Falls, Illinois, has been a family-owned farm rooted in quality. They grow their produce ranging from its over-the-top delicious bi-color super sweet corn to tomatoes and green beans. Each crop is hand-picked daily at peak ripeness to ensure…
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