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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

06/02/16 - 09/29/16 Antioch's Farmers Market
06/16/16 - 09/29/16 Zion's Farmers Market
06/10/16 - 09/30/16 Gurnee's Farmers Market
07/15/16 - 09/30/16 Village of Wadsworth Farmers Market
09/30/16 - 09/30/16 Fall Fling Scramble
09/30/16 - 09/30/16 MainStreet Libertyville Red Hat Day
10/01/16 - 10/01/16 Ray Bradbury’s Green Town's Walking Tours
10/01/16 - 10/01/16 Naval Station Great Lakes Cemetery Tour
10/01/16 - 10/01/16 Lake Forest's Oktoberfest
10/01/16 - 10/01/16 Waukegan's Kite Fest 2016
10/01/16 - 10/01/16 Harvest Celebration Crush at Vigneto del Bino
10/01/16 - 10/01/16 Lake Barrington Annual Pepper Fest
09/09/16 - 10/02/16 Apple Picking at Heinz Orchard
10/01/16 - 10/02/16 Drink Us Dry Closing Weekend
10/02/16 - 10/02/16 Colossal Cup 2-Player Golf Scramble
10/02/16 - 10/02/16 Ryerson Wood's Fall Color Hike
10/02/16 - 10/02/16 Grayslake Living History Tour Cemetary Walk
10/02/16 - 10/02/16 Architectural House and Garden Tour
10/05/16 - 10/05/16 Lake Zurich's Cruise Night
06/17/16 - 10/07/16 Mundelein's Farmers Market
10/07/16 - 10/07/16 Hayrides at the Park
05/28/16 - 10/08/16 Garden Chef Series at Chicago Botanic Garden
06/18/16 - 10/08/16 City of Lake Forest's Open Air Farmer's Market
10/08/16 - 10/08/16 Naval Station Great Lakes Cemetery Tour
10/08/16 - 10/08/16 Prairie State Marathon and Half Marathon
10/08/16 - 10/08/16 Grandwood Park's Octoberfest
10/08/16 - 10/08/16 North Barrington Fall Festival
10/08/16 - 10/08/16 Annual Ghost Stories Plus at the Volo Bog
10/08/16 - 10/08/16 Hot Rod Harvest
10/08/16 - 10/08/16 Chili Open Golf Tournament
06/12/16 - 10/09/16 Buffalo Grove's Farmers Market
10/07/16 - 10/09/16 Fall Bulb Festival
10/08/16 - 10/09/16 Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale
10/09/16 - 10/09/16 Fall Family Adventure Day
10/09/16 - 10/09/16 Movie in the Park Featuring Monster House
10/10/16 - 10/10/16 Moon Over Wauconda
10/10/16 - 10/10/16 Astronomy Under The City Lights
10/11/16 - 10/11/16 Hikin' Tykes - Woodpeckers
06/23/16 - 10/13/16 Barrington's Farmers Market
10/13/16 - 10/13/16 The 24th Annual Lincolnshire Morning Star Rotary Golf Outing
06/10/16 - 10/14/16 Lake Bluff's Farmers Market
10/14/16 - 10/14/16 Hayrides at the Park II
05/01/16 - 10/15/16 Fish Lake Beach Open To The Public
06/18/16 - 10/15/16 Deerfield's Farmers Market
09/24/16 - 10/15/16 Six Flags Fright Fest Package at Fish Lake Beach Campground
10/14/16 - 10/15/16 Richardson Adventure Farm's Maze Til Midnight
10/15/16 - 10/15/16 Free Car Corral at the Volo Auto Museum
10/15/16 - 10/15/16 Lindenhurst's Haunted Trail and Bonfire
05/01/16 - 10/16/16 Fish Lake Beach Campground & Six Flags Great America
10/14/16 - 10/16/16 Lake County HawkFest
10/16/16 - 10/16/16 2nd Annual Duncan Dash
07/12/16 - 10/18/16 Pepper Road Farmers Market
06/23/16 - 10/20/16 MainStreet Libertyville Farmers Market
07/08/16 - 10/21/16 Didier Farms Farmstand
10/21/16 - 10/21/16 Hayrides at the Park III
10/21/16 - 10/22/16 Ryerson Woods' Halloween Hikes
10/22/16 - 10/22/16 Treat the Streets/Monster Mash Bash in Antioch
10/23/16 - 10/23/16 CROCtoberfest
06/08/16 - 10/26/16 Ravinia Farmers Market
06/02/16 - 10/27/16 Harbor Plaza Cruise Nights
05/07/16 - 10/30/16 Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America'
09/03/16 - 10/30/16 Richardson's Largest Corn Maze is Open
09/10/16 - 10/30/16 Haunted Train Tours at Volo Auto Museum
09/24/16 - 10/31/16 PumpkinFest at Country Bumpkin
08/01/16 - 11/30/16 Des Plaines River Trail Challenge
08/15/16 - 11/30/16 Hike Lake County Challenge
05/06/16 - 12/16/16 Radical Root Farm Farm Stand
10/01/16 - 12/17/16 Grayslake's Fall/Winter Farmers Market
Ongoing Spice Restaurant's Outdoor Patio is Open
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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