Find Your Getaway in NW Illinois

100 Miles Westof Chicago

lie the rolling hills, old-growth forests, and pristine rivers 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.

Franklin Creek State Natural Area

Get Lost in the Experience

With thousands of acres or parks, forest preserves, and nature areas, NW Illinois is the place to get lost in the outdoors.

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Plan Your Getaway

Every great trip starts with a first step. We’re here to help you plan your real getaway in NW Illinois.

Hit Your New Favorite Trail

We have miles and miles of biking and hiking trails, bike paths, and quite country roads to ride.

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Float Like There’s No Tomorrow.

Float, boat, paddle, and fish on the Rock or Mississippi rivers. We have the waterways for you to enjoy.

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Chicagoland Skydiving Center – Rochelle, IL

Push Your Limits

Do you like the outdoors with a good healthy dose of adrenaline? Ya, we got you.


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