William W. Powers State Recreation Area

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Club 81 Too This place is packed with locals on Fridays for the house specialty of walleye pike. Besides the crispy fish, you’ll get pickled beets, cottage cheese, fries, slaw and raw green onion for $13.95.
13157 S Avenue M, Chicago IL — (773) 646-4292
Wendy's Trying the new fries. They aren't bad, but apparently 99 cents gets you enough fries for a toddler with a small appetite...
3516 E 118th St, Chicago IL — (773) 646-4420
SUBWAY Italian bmt is awesome!
3538 E 118th St, Chicago IL — (773) 646-0338
Lung Wah Very good food, and inexpensive. Yummy almond cookies come with the bill. And I LOVE the crab rangoons!!!
3240 169th St, Hammond IN — (219) 844-3736
El Norteno Tacos! Winning!!!
5708 W 5th Ave, Gary IN — (219) 944-9326
Gabe's Place Sit at Brandi's station.. excellent service
9 E Main St, Glenwood IL — (708) 757-7171
Porkchop Everything on the menu is great!! I literally tried almost everything on the menu.
Aurelio's Pizza - Homewood Anna R is full of lies. Ask your waitress about the Old Oven <3
Blueberry Hill Breakfast Cafe Wonderful service each & every time. I look forward to coming here every time.
2155 183rd St, Homewood IL — (708) 922-0800
Harold's Chicken Ghetto customer service! Almost read somebody their rights...
1994 Grant St, Gary IN — (219) 949-7599
Burrito Station 2 Best guacamole ever.
Popeye's Chicken Great garlic shrimp!
1077 Broadway, Gary IN — (219) 883-2824
Panera Bread Fuji Apple Chicken salad is AMAZE!
Bergstein's NY Deli You can hide a baby in between their enormous portions of corned beef on their Reuben.
The Egg & I Restaurants The chicken cobb sandwich is a MUST try ! But with mozz cheese instead of bleu :)
Hong Min Restaurant Best chinese food around! Egg rolls are top notch!
Palos Diner The Gyro Omelet with Feta cheese is absolutely amazing!
Skyline Restaurant Service is always great when we come
Northwoods Restaurant & Saloon Awesome place great food and diane is the best
968 E Steger Rd, Crete IL — (708) 672-1167
Pearson's Bakery A white cake with buttercream frosting from this legendary, authentic home-town bakery will always win dessert.
Sunset SUP and S'mores: May 26 - Jackson Park Harbor
Break out of your usual evening routine and join our instructors for a sunset tour at one of our favorite paddling destinations! After some basic instruction, we'll take a short SUP tour of the area and find a nice spot to watch the sunset. We will end the program with a campfire and campfire favorite- S'mores. Details
Introduction to Mountain Biking Class - Level 1: Jun 3 - Big Marsh Park
On easy terrain, our instructors teach basic mountain biking techniques including shifting, braking, ascending, descending and maneuvering around obstacles. Mountain bikes are available for use in the class. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Details
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