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June 04, 2008 new by mcburton
Harbor Country isn't just one place, it's actually made up of eight towns. These include: Union Pier, Three Oaks, Harbert, Grand Beach, Lakeside, Michiana, Sawyer, and New Buffalo. The drive is less than an hour and a half (70 miles) and what you will find here are white sandy beaches, antique shops, wineries, bike paths, and plenty of walking trails. Activities run the gamut from canoeing and sailing to golfing, shopping, dining, and more. The best time to visit Harbor Country is summer, with fall coming in at a close second. Winter is also popular for skiing, snowmobiling, more..
Lake Geneva has always been a favorite weekend getaway for Chicagoans, residents of Indiana, and many cities within Wisconsin's borders such as Milwaukee. At roughly 79 miles from Chicago or around 1-1/2 hour drive from Chicago, visitors from the city can spend a full day at Lake Geneva, and make it back to Chicago in time to see a Comedy show, have dinner or go out dancing. At 135 feet deep and 5,626 acres, Lake Geneva (Geneva Lake) is the second deepest lake in Wisconsin. Visitors can enjoy canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, fishing, and steamboat cruises as well as more..
Naperville has the best of both worlds. It's big enough to still have a city feel (population 140,000, the 4th largest city in Illinois), but far enough away from the city to have a more relaxed feel. Located only 30 miles from Chicago, Naperville is easily reached by Metra Train (www.metrarail.com) or by car. Major points of interest include: Downtown Naperville and the Riverwalk, Centennial Beach, Moser Millennium Carillon and Moser Tower, and the 13-acre outdoor living history Museum "Naper Settlement" (www.napersettlement.org). The DuPage Children's Museum and more..