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Area Information and Attractions

 Use this page for information and hyper-links to local, area, and regional web-sites. These sites provide detailed information and search capabilities on a broad range of topics, including; area attractions, restaurants, churches, private schools, transportation, and services.

 For more information select from the following categories.

   ..Fox River Valley Area
   ..Greater Chicago-Land
   .. State and Regional
   ..Area Services
   ..Area Shopping
   ..Area Newspapers

 ..Fox River Valley Area
   ..About the Fox River Valley
   ..Local Festivals/Events
   ..Parks & Recreation

Area Communities and Government Units

St. Charles





Campton Township

Kane County

About the Fox River Valley
   The Fox River Valley is unquestionably one of the most scenic areas in northern Illinois. The area is undergoing rapid development and growth, but careful planning and zoning has preserved its history, character and scenic appeal.  Area residents enjoy a quality lifestyle combining the convince of urban shopping, services, and cultural amenities, with unlimited opportunities for recreation.
    The area is noted for its outstanding  festivals & events, arts & crafts, antique & specialty shops, local museums & historic sites, music & theater, sports, and  the varied outdoor activities & attractions that are available locally.
   The Valley’s extensive scenic trail system and forest preserve/park system,  combined with the predominantly rural  farmlands to the west,  provide a haven for biking, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor pursuits.
   The Fox River Valley is located approximately 50 miles west of downtown Chicago. There is easy access to major Expressways and public transportation.  The Valley offers small town and rural living opportunities within close proximity to the metropolitan Chicago area’s vast offering of employment opportunities, shopping,  cultural attractions, and services.

  ..Local Festivals & Events

   ..St. Charles
  ..St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  ..Pride of the Fox River-Fest
  ..4th of July Festival
  ..St. Charles Art & Music Festival
  ..Scarecrow Festival
  ..Christmas Parade & Lighting Ceremony

  ..Swedish Days
  ..Folk Art & Music Festival
  ..Festival of the Vine

  ..Windmill City Days
  ..4th of July festival

 ..Other Local Communities
  ..Ground Hog Day Festival  (Woodstock)
  ..Coon Creek Days  (Hampshire)
  ..Elburn Days  (Elburn)
  ..Pumpkin Fest  (Sycamore)

 ..Kane County
  ..Kane County Antique & Flea Market  (Monthly/St. Charles)
  ..A Day in the Country  (Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve)
  ..Garfield Farm Annual Celebration
  ..Peck Historical Farm