Nature & Outdoors

Winter Skiing at Villa Olivia or Golfing in the Spring, Banquet Facilities, Bartlett Aquatic Center.

Brunswick Zone XL is extra large fun for the Algonquin bowling scene. Endless lanes for bowling, a giant game room, laser tag, billiards, and a super-size lounge to relax with friends or catch the big game. If you want BIG fun, come enjoy good times at Brunswick Zone XL.

From award-winning golf course to open parks, City of Elgin Parks & Recreation has something for everyone.

The Dundee Township Park District, located in Kane County, Illinois serves the communities of Carpentersville, East Dundee, West Dundee, Sleepy Hollow, and portions of Algonquin, Gilberts, Elgin, Barrington Hills and Hoffman Estates.

The best rest stop on the Fox River trail! Stop in and say hi. Free maps, water, and smiles, plus snacks and t-shirts for sale.

Celebrating 50 years in the bowling business. League and open bowling, billards, bar with video gaming, game room and snack bar. Group and fundraiser rates available. Birthday party packages.

Our goal is to preserve and restore the nature of Kane County, Illinois. Nature is our business.

Fox River Trolley Museum

Welcome to the Fox River Trolley Museum! Here, you will enjoy a nostalgic trip back to an era when the electric trolley car was a vital part of American life. Experience the sights and sounds of this unique part of American history aboard a genuine old-time trolley car which takes you on a four mile round trip along the banks of the scenic Fox River. The museum operates a variety of antique trolleys; many from lines long vanished, over trolley tracks that once connected Carpentersville, Elgin, South Elgin, Saint Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Aurora, and Yorkville. Our Museum theme is Education Through Demonstration. You get to learn the history of trolleys by riding a trolley. Plus, this year the Museum has some exciting Special Events in store for our visitors. May sees Mothers Day with all Moms getting free rides and a free carnation. June sees Rails to Victory and Trolley Tours of Occupied France, Fathers Day where all Dads ride Free. July has Red White and Blue Value Day on Independence Day. August has South Elgin River Fest. October has Pumpkin Trolley, and Ghost Story Trolley. December is the famous Polar Express. Your visit to the Fox River Trolley Museum can be educational and fun for the entire family.

Haunted Hometowns Corp./Historic Ghost Hunts of Elgin

Since 2004, Haunted Hometowns have been the first and best ghost tours in Chicago's far west suburbs-the only known ghost tours where YOU are the ghost hunter, providing our guests genuine EMF Ghost Meters to use free of charge during all our lantern-lit tours. Our ELGIN: CEMETERY VAN TOUR of haunted history takes you exploring inside four haunted sites . . . in the dead of night! Bring flashlights, cameras and nerves of steel! Or search for evidence of life after death on our ELGIN: GHOST HUNT EXPERIENCE. Use authentic ghost hunter equipment in a haunted cemetery at night with an experienced paranormal investigator...just like on your favorite ghost hunter shows!

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center is the perfect place to enjoy rich fall colors, snow-frosted trees, spring wildflowers, summer amphibians, and an ever changing host of birds near the pond, in the woods, or even from the comfort of the nature center. The 67-acre natural area that flanks both sides of Brookside Drive has a wheelchair accessible trail that leads to the pond and sedge meadow as well as wide, wood-chipped trails to access other areas. Please bring your family and friends. We have games and activities for children and families to enjoy together. The pond is a great place to teach your children to fish, or to just appreciate the natural beauty.