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2014, 4th of July Fireworks on the Northwest Line

This years fireworks along the Northwest Line start on July 2nd with the last town, Fox River Grove on the 12th. So get out and enjoy the show. Many of the towns have celebrations, festivals and parades as well.

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Best Fall Hikes & Photo Ops on Line

Before it’s to late, get out enjoy this beautiful fall weather and take a hike on one of these three trails. Fall colors peak this time of year, so pack your camera, a fleece and head out for a day enjoying the best of what nature has to offer. All trails are within walking distance of the train.

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Bike Trails along the Metra Northwest Pacific Line

Some of the best Bike Trails in the Chicago-land area are accessable from the Northwest Pacific Train Line. Whether you bike for fun or as a means of getting around, this post is for you. We’d love to hear about your trip and your tips for the other bikers out there

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July 2013 Festivals & Fun

Follow the Festivals along the Metra Northwest line. Almost every town along the line has a festival planned for July. There is something for everyone; entertainment, food and fun. Gather up your friends & family and head out for a taste of summer.

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Bowling on the Northwest Line

Hop on board and go bowling at one of these independently owned bowling alleys. Some alleys are smaller old school lanes, and others are larger more modern facilities, all are within easy walking distance of the train. You may want to make it your mission to “Bowl the Line” and hit each and every alley on our list.

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Children’s Birthday Parties on the Northwest Line

If you are looking for ideas for your child’s next birthday party, scroll through our list of venues that will host your child’s big day. Add to the fun by taking the train, which on the weekends can be fun and affordable while using the Metra Weekend Pass.

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Family Fun at the Choo Choo Restaurant and Slot Car Racing

This day trip provides a fun way to spend the day with your family. The outing starts at the Choo Choo Restaurant in Des Plaines where your food is brought to you on a model train.Then off to Dad’s Slot Car for car racing. If time allows visit the Des Plaines Library and its extraordinary children’s department.

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