Images: An Hour in Long Grove

 
By Lisa Friedman Miner
lminer@dailyherald.com
Posted8/2/2015 1:00 AM

We spent one hour -- no more, no less -- photographing some of the things that make Long Grove unique.

The obvious and the obscure, big stuff and small. But all identifiable to Long Grove.

Shoppers have long flocked to historic Long Grove for its unique shops and quaint cafes. While a number of businesses have closed in recent years, others remain.

What draws locals and visitors to Long Grove? Long-standing specialty stores. Family-owned bars and restaurants. Rustic settings. Brightly colored gardens. Green open spaces. And a relaxed, small-town feel.

Look for a new town gallery every Sunday at dailyherald.com/galleries and on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

On our social media sites, share your favorite Long Grove photos with us by using #shareyoursuburb.

And tell us what photos are your favorites. Which ones stir a memory for you? Where do you love to go in town?

So here's "An Hour in Long Grove."

Nature and history get their due in downtown Long Grove.
Nature and history get their due in downtown Long Grove.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Long Grove's iconic covered bridge dates back more than 100 years.
Long Grove's iconic covered bridge dates back more than 100 years.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Buffalo Creek provides a tranquil view from Long Grove's covered bridge.
Buffalo Creek provides a tranquil view from Long Grove's covered bridge.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Open spaces with rustic touches are key to the look and feel of downtown Long Grove.
Open spaces with rustic touches are key to the look and feel of downtown Long Grove.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Cobblestone paths and wooden stairs add to the rustic feel of historic Long Grove.
Cobblestone paths and wooden stairs add to the rustic feel of historic Long Grove.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Diners take advantage of a nice summer morning for brunch on the outside patio of the Long Grove Cafe.
Diners take advantage of a nice summer morning for brunch on the outside patio of the Long Grove Cafe.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Ducks stake out Mill Pond near the Long Grove Cafe -- and often benefit from diners sharing food.
Ducks stake out Mill Pond near the Long Grove Cafe -- and often benefit from diners sharing food.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
The Long Grove Cafe enjoys a scenic spot.
The Long Grove Cafe enjoys a scenic spot.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
The Long Grove Confectionery shop opened in 1975 in a replica of a red schoolhouse.
The Long Grove Confectionery shop opened in 1975 in a replica of a red schoolhouse.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Long Grove Confectionary specializes in chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Long Grove Confectionary specializes in chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Paddy's on the Square specializes in Irish clothing, jewelry and decor.
Paddy's on the Square specializes in Irish clothing, jewelry and decor.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Flowers abound in downtown Long Grove.
Flowers abound in downtown Long Grove.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Chatterbox of Long Grove is one of the village's newer spots. Opened in early 2014, the bar specializes in small plate menu items and craft beer.
Chatterbox of Long Grove is one of the village's newer spots. Opened in early 2014, the bar specializes in small plate menu items and craft beer.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Long Grove's Viking Treasures Scandinavian Gifts carries items from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
Long Grove's Viking Treasures Scandinavian Gifts carries items from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Quaint shops, whimsical outdoor art and brightly colored gardens are hallmarks of shopping in Long Grove.
Quaint shops, whimsical outdoor art and brightly colored gardens are hallmarks of shopping in Long Grove.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Long Grove's Village Tavern has been serving locals for more than 150 years.
Long Grove's Village Tavern has been serving locals for more than 150 years.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Shops and restaurants are clustered around Old McHenry and Robert Parker Coffin roads in Long Grove.
Shops and restaurants are clustered around Old McHenry and Robert Parker Coffin roads in Long Grove.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Long Grove's Fountain Square is a nice place to take in the view or, some afternoons, catch a concert.
Long Grove's Fountain Square is a nice place to take in the view or, some afternoons, catch a concert.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Long Grove's Marathon station sits along Robert Parker Coffin Road.
Long Grove's Marathon station sits along Robert Parker Coffin Road.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Want to stop into Long Grove's Visitor's Information Center? Just look for the bright yellow duck seats in front.
Want to stop into Long Grove's Visitor's Information Center? Just look for the bright yellow duck seats in front.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
Historic touches play an important role in the look of downtown Long Grove.
Historic touches play an important role in the look of downtown Long Grove.
Lisa Friedman Miner | Staff Photographer
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