The warm weather is on the way, so get ready for a day in the country. If you are coming in from Chicago, Harvard is the last stop on the Pacific Northwest Metra Line. It also is a great place to pick up the Long Prairie Bike Trail. This trail will take you by many small communities along the way.
Set aside a day to attend this years Mozart Festival. The festival is a Woodstock tradition and takes place in the the 1880′s Woodstock Opera House. Come for the day or one of the weekends and plan to spend some time on historic Woodstock Square, eating shopping or strolling through the park.
If you are looking for a romantic evening, a get together with good friends, or a fun family night out, these concerts are for you. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and pack your picnic basket and head on out to enjoy an evening of live music, summer air and a sunset. Best of all they are FREE!!!
Come and explore this great toy store in the heart of Crystal Lake. This family owned shop features quality toys that are hand chosen to spark the imagination of the child in your life. The knowledgeable staff at Marvin’s will be happy to assist you.
During the month of March everyone is a little Irish. With this listing of Saint Patrick’s Day festivals, Parties and parades you will be able to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day From Friday through Tuesday. So don your green and get ready to party!
A “Just off the Tracks” favorite. For $5 at the door on the first & third Friday’s of the month you get a night of incredible Chicago Quality Jazz. Stage Left Cafe is the perfect intimate setting for this fun eventing. Beer, wine and light snacks are available. Head to Woodstock’s Historic Square for a memorable evening.
If you are looking tor that neighborhood bar feel, the kind where everyone knows your name, or acts like they do, then Matt’s should be your next stop. With their recent updates, Matt’s is the perfect place to meet with friends or family, have a drink,(my favorite is their Moscow Mule in a copper cup),and grab a game. Matt’s is also a great bar crawl spot, right across from the Crystal Lake station.
If you ride the train through Palatine then you most likely have seen this Palatine landmark. Durty Nellie’s is known for their Great Food, Live Music and Outstanding Selection of Beer. Their Convenient location across from the Palatine Metra station makes this pub an ideal choice for your next pub crawl.
Fourth Fridays in Harvard is a great way to spend a Friday evening. Art, Lite Appetizers and Live Music, all for $5 bucks. There is also a cash bar with Beer, wine and specialty coffees. Fourth Fridays is a Just Off The Tracks Favorite!
Get out on the town this holiday season and enjoy everything from Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Parades to Visits With Santa and Free Carriage Rides to Live Theater like A Christmas Carol or the Nutcracker Ballet. The possibilities are endless along the Northwest Line alone, so head on out and start a new Holiday Tradition of your own.