chocolate trail yum



We invite you to bring your sweet tooth and experience a taste of what our cozy café’s, candy stores, bakeries and gift shops for a little slice of heaven right here in Northwest Illinois.This is a self-guided tour of our four county region of NW Illinois that includes Carroll, Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Counties. 

Unwind, take a breathe of fresh air enjoy a relaxing environment and experience a chocolate escape in real time. Disconnect from technology and reconnect with friends and family while enjoying a wide variety of activities from touring historical locations and museums to art galleries sculptures and exhibits. Shop at our local boutiques and vintage shops to farmers markets. Get outdoors - from horseback riding, hiking & biking to kayacking & fishing the possibilities are endless.

Check our busy year round event schedule local events and festivals with live music, food and fun for the whole family.    


Blackhawk Waterways
Blackhawk Waterways