Many of Rockford’s most popular attractions are within easy driving distance of Harvard, so it is a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Emricson Park and the McHenry County Courthouse are amongst the many popular sights here, adored by locals and visitors alike. Two other interesting attractions you’ll find within a short distance of Harvard are Yerkes Observatory and the Black Point Estate.
You’ll find some unique cultural highlights in and around Harvard. Discover the museums and collections in the Geneva Lake Museum in Lake Geneva. To catch home-grown and touring acts, spend an evening at the Woodstock Opera House in Woodstock, the Lake Geneva Theatre in Lake Geneva and the Dancing Horse Theatre in Delavan, one of the area’s premier live concert venues.
If you are travelling with kids, give them a chance to let off some steam at the family attractions nearby. Spend a day with our furry, finned and feathered friends at the Animal Gardens in Delavan.
If the sun is shining, follow the locals and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. The ecological reserves such as the Big Foot Beach State Park in Lake Geneva, give visitors an insight into the birds, trees and plants that flourish in the area. Explore the attractive coastal destinations nearby such as Riviera Beach in Lake Geneva and McCullom Lake in McHenry.
One of the best ways to experience the great outdoors is to grab your golf bag and head to the area’s popular golf courses like the Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock, the Highlands Golf Course in Lake Geneva and the Geneva National Golf Club.
When thermometer drops in Harvard, why not treat the family to a few days on the nearby slopes at ski fields such as the Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva.
Finding somewhere convenient to stay in the Harvard area is simple. Take your pick from the Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, the Cove Of Lake Geneva, or the Abbey Resort and Avani Spa, Fontana.