A couple times each summer, I haul my bicycle (technically, I put it in my car hatchback area) and head west.
Why? The Fox River Trail. More than 44 miles of paved trail for bicycling, walking. And it wasn’t until this past weekend that I bothered to notice stuff around the Fox.
A medieval-replica castle tower—Pratt’s Castle, constructed in 1937—complete with a moat and drawbridge.
What’s left of the Haeger Pottery factory (not much).
Even a historic brick roadway from the 1930s. Last of its kind for the area (Elgin).