24621 N. River Rd., Wilmington Illinois 60481
In recent years, more than 350,000 people annually visit the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area. The area is over 5,000 acres, with approximately 200 acres of water.
Milliken Lake, as well as several ponds and the river backwaters, provide panfish, catfish, and bass fishing.
Pheasant hunting is the most popular choice for sportsmen at Des Plaines, and the largest pheasant hunting facility in the state is located at the site. For variety, however, there are unlimited numbers of deer, rabbit, and dove.
Other Illinois State Parks nearby:
(Ottawa) Buffalo Rock State Park & Effigy Tumili
(Channahon) Channahon State Park
(Wilmington) Des Plaines State Park
(Morris) Gebhard Woods State Park
(Morris) Goose Lake Prarie State Natural Area
(Marseilles) Illini State Park
11/18 Coming to The Wilmington area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.