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Village of Pecatonica

Village of Pecatonica

Local leisure and recreation attractions focus on traditional family fun. Two miles east of town is Westlake Village, a golf course/lake community. The Winnebago County Fairgrounds are on the west side of town, adjacent to Sumner Park, a common meeting and excursion point for adventures on the "Pecatonica Prairie/Bike Path". To the west and across the river to the south is the Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve, the 1047 acres of flood plain forest, oxbow pond marshes, and upland forest along the Pecatonica River. It is a favored fishing spot along the Pecatonica River. Special events at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds fill 3 seasons. The "PEC THING" in the spring and again in the late summer is one of the "hottest" junktique markets in the tri-state area. The Annual Main Street "Memorial Day Parade" is one of Illinois' largest, lasting an hour and a half. Pecatonica also boasts their local youth sports program.

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