If you are thinking about moving to Lisle, IL, here is my customized day trip Itinerary that I would encourage people to use to explore Lisle, for the first time. Of course feel free to contact myself Amy Pearson who is a local realtor that was raised in the Lisle area and is now raising my family in Naperville at Amy@LuxHomeChicago.com or 708-653-8366. I can also set up home showings as well during your visit to Lisle.
First stop: Downtown Lisle Located at : 4900 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532
There are parking spaces in downtown Lisle with on-street parking located on Main Street, Burlington Avenue and School Street in Downtown Lisle. Extended time parking is located in the Garfield Parking Lot. Free 2-hour on-street parking stalls are available on Main Street, Burlington Avenue and School Street. The downtown is a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly retail and restaurant district that features a prairie style streetscape inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Extensive planting beds filled with beautiful flowers and grasses make for an enjoyable shopping/dining experience.
Second stop: Garden Walk Entrance Located on west Side of Main Street
The focal point of the downtown is the striking nature-themed fountain located at the entrance to the Garden Walk on the west side of Main Street. The unique fountain was inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright “Falling Waters” development. Water cascades over massive stone slabs and flows over the fountain’s eternity edges, while turtles, cranes, and frogs spout streams of water to create an interactive experience. It’s the perfect place to refresh after shopping/dining or touring PrairieWalk Pond.
Third Stop: PrairieWalk Pond – Turn down the path from the fountain in downtown Lisle and will lead to the PrairieWalk Pond.
PrairieWalk Pond, a 4.5 acre recreational area adjacent to Main Street, serves as the western gateway into the downtown. The site features lighted walking trails surrounding a 2-acre pond, dramatic colored fountains, a preserved wetland, gazebo, scenic overlooks, and beautiful native landscaping.
Dragonfly Landing – located next to PrarieWalk Pond
Just to the right of the PrairieWalk Pond is Dragonfly Landing, a creative children’s play area within PrairieWalk Pond, includes a nature themed playground, splash pad and shelter with a green roof.
Lunch time option:
NWB Next Whiskey Bar – 4732 Main St, Lisle, IL 60532
NWB Next Whiskey Bar, located in Lisle, IL, is a casual bar and eatery that serves up a variety of delicious fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal.
Explore Transportation in the Town
Time to explore the community, there is one train station stop in Lisle to check out to see how long it would take to get to the train stations.
Lisle Metra Station – 1000 Front St, Lisle, IL 60532
Additional Points of Interest to Check out:
Morton Arboretum – 4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL 60532
the Arboretum features an award-winning Children’s Garden, Maze Garden, and 16 miles of hiking trails. Whether you seek a quiet stroll or an active family adventure, the Arboretum offers a variety of exhibitions, activities, events, and classes for all ages to enjoy. Advance tickets purchased online are required go to http://www.mortonarb.org.
Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports – 5750 Lakeside Dr, Lisle, IL 60532
People of all ages come to Four Lakes to learn, enjoy, and challenge the sport. Whether it
is to have an amazing afternoon with your family, get away with a few friends, or bring your entire boy scout group out, Four Lakes is the most convenient area to hit the slopes for everyone. This hill is great for beginner skiers.
Sea Lion Aquatic Park – 1825 Short St, Lisle, IL 60532
Children under 3 years of age are admitted free of charge. All children under 11 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older to enter the facility. Senior rates are available for anyone age 50 years or older. All daily admission customers wishing to pay the resident rate must show proof of residency through a photo ID – No exceptions.
If you or anyone that you know is thinking about moving to Lisle, IL, please contact Amy Pearson at 708-653-8366 or at Amy@LuxHomeChicago if you have any real estate needs in the Chicagoland area. I hope to help you find your dream home in Lisle, IL!