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.
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.
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.
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
Angels Treats and Designs Gift Shop is new to downtown Harvard. This shop which was named after the owners pet golden retriever offers a unique selection of handcrafted merchandise. The shop is located minutes from the Harvard Metra Station and the Starline Gallery.
Great Market located in downtown Harvard just minutes from the train. Stop in for a cup of coffee and fresh baked goods while you shop for healthy alternatives. This friendly shop offers a wide variety of organic gluten free, sugar free as well as bulk and natural foods.
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Head to Downtown Harvard for some old-fashioned family fun. Fall Family Fest includes live entertainment,arts and crafts, produce vendors, petting zoo, kids activities and so much more!
Don’t miss this art exhibit benefiting The Land Conservancy of McHenry County. The Art exhibit opens Friday with over 100 artists. Friday also enjoy “Voices of the Land”, collections of poems, story telling and music about the land. On Saturday the Benefit with music, appetizers and more.