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Ride the Rail for a Custom Rod & Reel

Do you love to fish, or know someone who has a passion for the sport? This suggested outing combines a trip to Coren’s Rod and Reel and lunch at Nonno Pino’s.

Coren's Rod and Reel, 6001 N. Nina Ave., Chicago, IL 60631 773-631-5205

Coren’s is unique to Norwood Park and the entire Northwest Pacific train line. This shop sells custom rods and fishing gear. In the summer you may see happy customers attempting to perfect their casting techniques along side the building. Coren’s also repairs and restores rods and reels, or if you wish to do the repairs yourself they sell the tools you’ll need. One visit and you will be hooked. ( I know, bad fishing pun)

To get to Coren’s from the Norwood Park Metra Station head southwest on North Avondale Ave. Take the 1st. right to stay on North Avondale. Take the first left on North Nina Ave. The shop is only about a 2 minute walk from the station.

Nonno Pino's 6718 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago IL 60631 773-594-1155

One train stop away located in Edison Park you will find Nonno Pino’s. This Italian Trattoria in the heart of downtown Edison Park. When the weather is nice there is an open window to street, perfect for people watching and dining. Ask about the daily drink specials to enjoy with your lunch. Their is a great selections ranging from thin crust pizza to soup, salads, sandwiches and pasta.

To get to Nonno Pino’s from the Edison Park Metra Station head southwest on North Olmstead Ave., left on North Oliphant Ave., and left on North Northwest Highway.

Please note for all multiple stop outings

If you are making a stop-over on a week day, inform the conductor when you hand them your ticket and they will make a notation to that effect when they punch your ticket.  On the weekend this is unnecessary if you are riding on a weekend pass, as it is good for as  much Saturday and Sunday travel as you can fit in.

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