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Lake County Illinois CVB

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.
Lake County’s parks and facilities offer a large range of recreational opportunities to people of all ages, no matter what your interests.
Soak up the sun while escaping to paradise at our beaches including Lake Michigan and the Chain O' Lakes.
Tournament quality courses with a scenic backdrop, Lake County, Illinois makes the ideal golf getaway.
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

06/08/16 - 10/26/16 Ravinia Farmers Market
06/02/16 - 10/27/16 Harbor Plaza Cruise Nights
10/28/16 - 10/28/16 Trail of Treats at Shiloh Park
10/28/16 - 10/28/16 X-FEARience at Sunset Woods Park
10/28/16 - 10/28/16 Community Campfire Friday
10/28/16 - 10/29/16 Guided Walking Tour - Ghost Tour
10/29/16 - 10/29/16 The Great Pumpkin Hunt and Decoration
10/29/16 - 10/29/16 Lake Bluff's Annual Pumpkin Chase
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
10/30/16 - 10/30/16 Countryside Golf Club's Chili Golf Scramble
07/08/16 - 10/31/16 Didier Farms Farmstand
09/24/16 - 10/31/16 PumpkinFest at Country Bumpkin
11/05/16 - 11/05/16 GO Gurnee's Super Saturday
11/05/16 - 11/05/16 Pumpkin Launch at Century Park
11/05/16 - 11/06/16 Six Flags Great America Bonus Weekend
11/06/16 - 11/06/16 Mundelein's 9th Annual Pumpkin Drop
11/09/16 - 11/09/16 Moon Over Waukegan
11/11/16 - 11/11/16 Santa's Arrival & Fireworks Extravaganza
11/12/16 - 11/12/16 Turkey Trot 2016
11/12/16 - 11/12/16 Honoring Veterans at the Oakwood Cemetary Guided Tour
11/12/16 - 11/12/16 The Chase’ 5K Walk/Fun Run
11/20/16 - 11/20/16 4th Annual Grayslake Turkey Trot 5K
11/24/16 - 11/24/16 Long Grove's Annual Turkey Trot
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
11/18/16 - 12/18/16 A Christmas Story: The Musical
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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