Warmer Weather = Outdoor Fun near New Homes in Richmond

March 28, 2014

Richmond new homesAfter this brutal winter and still cold temperatures, it may not seem like it, but warmer weather is on the horizon. Located approximately an hour-and-a-half away from Chicago, Richmond, Ill. is a great place to not only purchase a new home, but it also provides convenient access to an abundance of outdoor fun.

Whether you enjoy spending the warmer months on land or on water, Richmond, Ill. is located just minutes from lakes, parks, sports complexes and more.

Glacial Park

Managed by the McHenry County Conservation District, Glacial Park is just a short drive from Richmond and showcases interesting geology that was formed during the last ice age, As a result, individuals can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at Glacial Park including canoeing in Nippersink Creek, hiking up the Camelback Kames or biking Pioneer Road.

Chain O’Lakes State Park

Located in the heart of Illinois’ largest concentration of natural lakes, Chain O’Lakes State Park is a fisherman’s paradise. In addition to the water activities, Chain O’Lakes State Park features more than 6,023 acres of outdoor fun for campers, hikers, horseback riders, bicyclists and more. Summer hours for the park begin April 1 when the park will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.


The countdown to baseball season is on! Residents of new homes in Richmond, Ill. live within driving distance of two of the best teams in Major League Baseball: the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. No matter which home team you root for, baseball games are a great opportunity to enjoy the mild temperatures.

Drive-in Movies

Are you a movie buff? This summer, take your love of movies outdoors with a trip to the McHenry Outdoor Movie Theater. In addition to watching a movie under the stairs, the McHenry Outdoor Theater allows you to watch two movies for the price of one.

Summerfield Zoo

Located approximately an hour away from Richmond, Summerfield Zoo will re-open its doors April 26, 2014. From reindeer to monkeys, the Summerfield Zoo gives you and your family the opportunity to see animals from across the globe.

These are just a few of the many wonderful outdoor activities available within driving distance of Richmond, Ill. If you are looking to purchase a new home in Richmond, Gerstad Builders is currently offering new construction at The Trails of Pheasant Ridge. For more information on available new homes, call 815-385-4495.

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Roger Gerstad is the president of Gerstad Builders, a family-owned and operated company committed to construction of homes of the highest quality known to the industry. Roger is a graduate of Bradley University and was educated in the field of construction through the wisdom and leadership of his father. Gerstad has developed the communities of Mill Creek, Waters Edge, Winding Creek, Deerwood, Chesapeake Hills, Abbey Ridge, The Trails of Winding Creek, Pebble Creek, Timber Trails, The Trails of Boone Creek, The Trails of River Oaks, The Towns of Boone Creek, Liberty Trails, and Abbey Ridge Townhomes in McHenry, Illinois as well as Pheasant Ridge in Richmond, Illinois, Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove, Illinois.

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