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Walking the Wonders of Wauconda
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Walking the Wonders of Wauconda – a progressive meal with your own private space for appetizers, lunch overlooking picturesque Bangs Lake plus local brews with a charming downtown for shopping! 

Your first stop is Slyce – enjoy hand-crafted artisanal pizza appetizers in their rustic restaurant.  The amazing smell of this coal-fired creation will draw you in and is still regarded by many to this day as the perfect pizza.  A simple walk across Main Street puts you at your next stop.

Lindy’s Landing, named after Bob Lindstrom “Lindy”, started out as a lakeside bar/marina in the 1970’s.   This local hangout has moved now into the hands of Lindy’s three daughters.  The restaurant was remodeled in 2003 and has become even more popular with three areas for dining.  Your view of Bang’s Lake while dining on their “pick 2” menu keeps your guests from being overwhelmed with their normally generous servings.  So save room for dessert or liquid dessert (at your next stop)!

Back across Main Street, right next to Slyce is Side Lot Brewery Co.  With craft beer, microbrews, craft spirits, boutique wine and even locally-roasted coffee, one thing’s for sure, no matter what your tastes, there’s a drink for you waiting at Side Lot.  You can choose a flight of 4 of their brews for everyone in advance or they can order on their own for their continued wandering down Main Street.

We suggest coming to Wauconda on a Thursday, late June through early September when the popular Farmer’s Market runs from 3-7 p.m.  Choose from fresh produce, flowers, meats, cheeses, breads, live
entertainment, food vendors, and a myriad of other products.  

While enjoying the market, stop in the main street stores that carry antiques, fine women’s clothing, smoked meats & cheese, wine, baked goods, coffee and so much more.  You will enjoy how everyone in town seems to know each other and offer that additional bit of service to go the extra mile.  We can supply you with shopping guides in advance for your ride to Wauconda or they can be presented at your arrival at Slyce. 


Note, this tour would start early to mid-afternoon to pair with the farmer’s market.  Should you need more activities to add onto your day, please contact Jayne for ideas.  Depending on where you are coming from, we have several venues that would work.  However even alone, your group will love that they only need to disembark the motorcoach once, will enjoy the fresh air and become immersed in the charm of main street Wauconda.   

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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