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Lake County Outdoor Guide
Come explore our scenic lakes, rivers and land...

There are numerous outdoor venues to explore outdoors in Lake County! With 170 lakes and rivers, enjoy Illinois Beach State Park in Zion off the shores of Lake Michigan and Chain O’ Lakes State Park in Spring Grove. Plus, nearly 31,000 acres of land to explore at the Lake County Forest Preserves, Lake County offers the outdoor beauty and trails for individuals interested in hiking, boating, fishing, bird watching, golf and many other activities. Be sure to take advantage of Lake County’s outdoor adventures.

Dog Parks
Searching for a place where canine's can mingle, play, roam and splash? Visit a dog park in Lake County so your best friend can get a breath of fresh air.
Outdoor Beauty
The greatest thing about having so much outdoor beauty is the seasons that come with it.
Run, Hike, Bike
No matter the time of year, you can find a beautiful place to run, hike or bike in Lake County.
Recreation
Lake County’s parks and facilities offer a large range of recreational opportunities to people of all ages, no matter what your interests.
Beaches
Soak up the sun while escaping to paradise at our beaches including Lake Michigan and the Chain O' Lakes.
Golf
Tournament quality courses with a scenic backdrop, Lake County, Illinois makes the ideal golf getaway.
Birdwatching
No matter the time of year, get away from it all and enjoy a kaleidoscope of colors and beauty that our trails offer.
Farmers Markets
Find the freshest, locally grown, and deliciously ripe fruits and vegetables of the season and enjoy homemade goods and family friendly atmosphere.
Boating Lake County
Your information resource for all your boating needs from finding a launch ramp to safety requirements.
IL Beach State Park
Encompassing over 6 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, IL Beach State Park is a must-see attraction for any outdoor enthusiast.

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Lake County Outdoor Events

12/09/16 - 12/09/16 Skokie Valley Astronomers at Ryerson
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Vigneto del Bino's 2016 Holiday Celebration
12/10/16 - 12/10/16 Holiday Open House & Carol Sing at Ryerson Woods
12/11/16 - 12/11/16 Wonderland's Ice Sculpting
05/06/16 - 12/16/16 Radical Root Farm Farm Stand
10/01/16 - 12/17/16 Grayslake's Fall/Winter Farmers Market
12/17/16 - 12/17/16 ArtWauk
11/18/16 - 12/18/16 A Christmas Story: The Musical
11/25/16 - 12/18/16 Sullivan Family U-Cut Christmas Trees
11/25/16 - 12/18/16 Gengel U-Cut Trees
12/22/16 - 12/22/16 Santa in Grayslake
11/25/16 - 12/23/16 Richardson Farm Christmas Trees and More
11/25/16 - 12/24/16 St. Andrew Lutheran Church Christmas Tree Sale
11/25/16 - 12/24/16 Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees at Valentino Vineyards
11/25/16 - 12/24/16 Kroll's Farm's Christmas Trees
01/01/17 - 01/01/17 18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge in Waukegan
Ongoing Guided Tours at Volo Bog


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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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