Fall Events in Rockford
Fall Into Fun
The air is crisp and so are the apples: It's fall in Rockford! From apple orchards to community festivals, there is an endless supply of activities in our region.
Gather the family together and spend the afternoon in the outdoors picking some fresh, local apples!
Curran's Orchard - More than a dozen varieties of apples are just waiting to be plucked at this local orchard!
Edwards Apple Orchard West - In addition to the 18 varieties of apples available at the orchard, they also have weekend tractor rides into the orchard.
Valley Orchard - This 35-acre family-owned orchard has approximately 5,000 apple trees.
Enjoy the leaves changing colors in the Rockford region at one of these peaceful, outdoor locations!
Anderson Japanese Gardens - 12-acre Japanese garden voted one of the best in North America
Atwood Park - 334 acres of land with woodland, prairie, river and marsh habitats
Forest Preserves of Winnebago County - 42 forest preserves covering over 10,300 acres in the area
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden - 155-acre living museum full of gardens and rare trees
Nygren Wetland Preserve - 721-acre tract near the confluence of the Rock River and Pecatonica River and an important stopover and nesting spot for many species of birds
Pecatonica Prairie Path & Bike Trail - 29.5-mile long biking, hiking and nature trail extending from Illinois Route 75 to the Village of Winnebago
Perryville Recreation Path - Hop on this 14.9 mile path which is built through the Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza and connects to the 1.4 mile loop at Midway Village.
Rock Cut State Park - Beautiful Illinois state park with two lakes that set off the park's 3,092 acres
Rock River Recreation Path - Built at the bicentennial community project in 1976, this ten mile paved path winds along the Rock River and beside Sinnissippi Gardens.
Stone Bridge Trail - Built on a former rail bed dating back to the 1850s, this path provides a crushed limestone pathway through rural countryside.
There's no better way to celebrate fall than taking a hayride, building your own scarecrow, or drinking hot cider while doing some afternoon shopping. Pack your fall full of fun by attending these local events and festivals!
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