Snow is covering the ground, which means now is the time to pull out your skis and enjoy the white wonderland that covers the ground near your McHenry new home. This weekend, March 1-2, 2013, Crystal Lake will host a cross-country candlelight ski for skiers of all ages to enjoy. This unique winter activity is a great time to enjoy a night with family and friends.
Skiers will have the opportunity to enjoy some cross-country fun both nights from 5-9 p.m. and will be held at The Hollows in Cary. Unique to this night event, trails will only be lit by candlelight. Participants are asked to bring their own skis and invited to enjoy refreshments afterwards around a campfire. Every level of skier from beginner to advanced is invited to attend this family-friendly event. […]
You don’t have to wait on the snow to enjoy some winter fun with your family. Lace up your skates and enjoy some time on the ice near your McHenry new home.
Located in nearby Crystal Lake, Crystal Ice House offers ice skating seven days a week for children and adults. Skate times are Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m., and Saturday – Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. Admission for this fun activity is $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and kids under six. If you do not own a pair of skates, you can rent a pair for $2 and skate aids are available for $3. In addition to public skating, lessons are available for hockey and figure skating. For more information, visit www.crystalicehouse.com. […]
A model home's purpose is to showcase the upscale features and finishes that buyers can choose to include in their new home. These include standard features as well as upgrades, so how great would it be to purchase a McHenry new home that already includes fantastic upgrades? Well, Gerstad Builders is pleased to announce that their Bailey model home at Liberty Trails is available for immediate occupancy.
New home buyers will love the upscale features and finishes showcased in this home including hardwood flooring, nine foot ceilings throughout the main floor, stainless steel appliances and full walkout basement with three piece bathroom. This particular model home highlights upgraded kitchen cabinets, Zodiaq kitchen countertops with round over edges, bathroom vanities, and carpeting. This beautiful home is priced at $239,490 and boasts 1,830 square feet of well-designed living space with two bedrooms, a study and two bathrooms on the main level. If you are looking for a new home that is move-in ready, then this ranch-style home is perfect for you. […]
After you have stuffed yourself full of turkey and dressing, continue the holiday fun near your McHenry new home at the 2012 Festival of Lights Parade at Crystal Lake. On Friday, November 23rd, thousands of local families will gather to enjoy the only nighttime parade in Downtown Crystal Lake. From marching bands to floats, this spectacular parade features more than 50 parade entries and children will get a special treat as they see Santa’s sleigh bring up the rear of the parade.
This year’s parade will start at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. From there is will go west on Woodstock Street, south on N. Caroline Street, east on Crystal Lake Avenue, north on Grant Street, east on Woodstock Street on south on Williams Street (same route as last year). Once the parade is over, Santa will light the Downtown Christmas Tree and begin visits with children at his house in Brink Street Market. For more information on the parade and a map of this year’s route, visit the Downtown Crystal Lake website. […]
McHenry residents will soon be able to enjoy nature at the new Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge. Recently authorized by the federal government, this refuge will provide for the restoration of the tall grass prairies and oak savannas of Illinois and Wisconsin. With 11,200 acres of the refuge scheduled to be located in McHenry County, nature can soon be enjoyed near your McHenry new home.
The project is a long term project and the refuge will not be officially established until U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service purchases the first parcel of land. Hackmatack will be a home for 109 species of animals – including birds, fish, mussels, reptiles and one amphibian – and 47 plants. It will be comprised of land and land conservation easements acquired through voluntary sales or donations. […]
Football season is officially upon us, which means that now is the perfect time to put on your favorite team’s colors and host a football party in you McHenry new home! No matter which team you cheer for, hosting a football party is a great way to meet new neighbors and catch up with old friends. Here at Gerstad Builders we build spacious homes that are perfect for entertaining.
Food is always an important part of any good party. From appetizers to entrees, our state-of-the-art kitchens featuring GE appliances and Kohler fixtures will help you get game day ready. Also, take advantage of the beautiful weather by grilling hamburgers and hotdogs in the backyard. […]