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Summer 2021: Water Parks and Beaches are Back!

It’s hot out there! Are your kids begging to go to the beach or water park? Mine sure are, so we’ve compiled and updated our list so you can cool off at your favorite spot! Unlike the difficult-to-navigate 2020 summer season, the region’s transition into/towards Phase 5 has brought many happy developments — not least of which is that our…


Blueberry Picking Near Chicago: U-Pick Blueberries + Tips for Your Trip

Pick a sunny, summer day and head to one of these U-Pick blueberry farms, all just a short drive away. Blueberry picking generally starts in mid-July and runs approximately 3-4 weeks. Blueberries freeze nicely, so you can enjoy their deliciousness (and antioxidants) year-round. But where to find blueberry picking near here? We’ve rounded up all the blueberry U-Pick farms within…