Paddling down the Fox River is just one of many outdoor activities you can enjoy during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Paddling down the Fox River is just one of many outdoor activities you can enjoy during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Kane County Offers 'Staycation' Holiday Activities for All Ages

Kane County Connects Staff 9/1/2022 7:00AM


If Labor Day weekend plans call for a 'staycation', Kane County offers plenty of activities to keep families busy while enjoying the great outdoors.

For shopping and bargain hunters the Midwest's largest flea market, the Kane County Flea Market is this weekend.  Established 55 years ago, the flea market is open Saturday from Noon- 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and features more than 600 dealers. Visit the website for additional information.

Plan a visit to one of the 27 different forest preserves throughout Kane County.  Check out the Kane County Forest Preserve website for a complete list and locations for hiking trails, which also includes amenities offered at each site such as picnic areas, fishing, off leash dog areas, etc.

The Kane Kendall Council of Mayor's bicycle map is a resource for biking.  The website​ has information on road surface type, bike/repair shops, etc. on routes throughout the County.

Take a trip on the Fox River with help from The Fabulous Fox Water Trail.  Visit the Fabulous Fox Water Trail website for printable maps, itineraries, estimated travel times, amenities offered, etc.  In addition, the site also provides safety tips and additional online resources to plan a trip.

The recently-renovated Settler's Hill Golf Course is now open and boasts one of the most unique views in all of Chicagoland.  Visit their website for tee times and learn about its history.

Dog parents can take their four-legged companions to several off-leash dog areas located in Kane County.  Visit the website to see locations in Aurora, St. Charles and West Dundee.

Finally, what's a holiday weekend without the great American pastime?  The Kane County Cougars will play the Chicago Dogs during games on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with fireworks Friday-Sunday and a pre-game concert on Saturday. Visit the Kane County Cougars website​ for directions and additional information.


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