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

There are numerous outdoor venues to explore nature 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, with nearly 31,000 acres of land to explore at the Lake County Forest Preserves, Lake County offers outdoor beauty and trails for those interested in hiking, boating, fishing, bird watching, golf and many other activities. Be sure to take advantage of Lake County’s outdoor adventures.

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.
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.
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.
Outdoor Beauty
The greatest thing about having so much outdoor beauty is the seasons that come with it.
Sledding & Tubing
Once the snow hits the ground, kids (and children at heart) gravitate towards these snow hills to race their friends and family.
Hit the Ski Trails
See winter in all its splendor when you cross-county ski Lake County's miles and miles of trails.

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Lake County Outdoor Events

04/03/17 - 04/03/17 Moon Over Barrington
04/05/17 - 04/05/17 Moon Over Wauconda
04/08/17 - 04/08/17 Easter Egg Hunt at Viking Park
04/08/17 - 04/08/17 Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
04/08/17 - 04/08/17 Lindenhurst's Easter Egg Hunt
04/08/17 - 04/08/17 Hawthorn Woods' Bark in the Park
04/08/17 - 04/08/17 Vernon Hill's Hoppin Holiday Hunt
04/08/17 - 04/08/17 Lake Zurich's Annual Egg Hunt
04/11/17 - 04/11/17 The Great Egg Quest
04/12/17 - 04/12/17 Grayslake Flashlight Egg Hunt
04/13/17 - 04/13/17 Antioch's Flashlight Eggstravaganza
04/14/17 - 04/14/17 Mundelein's Spring Egg Hunt Extravaganza
04/15/17 - 04/15/17 "Bunny Wabbit" Run 2017 & Easter Egg Hunt
04/22/17 - 04/22/17 8th Annual Techno Trot 5K
04/22/17 - 04/22/17 Lake Forest's Smelt-O-Rama
04/22/17 - 04/22/17 Earth Day 5K Fun/Run Super Hero Race
04/22/17 - 04/22/17 Family Kite Fly Earth-Arbor Day Celebration
04/28/17 - 04/28/17 Superhero Glow Run 5K at Six Flags Great America
04/08/17 - 05/27/17 Grayslake's Spring Farmers Market
04/01/17 - 10/29/17 Lambs Farm Farmyard Open for the Season
Ongoing Guided Tours at Volo Bog


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LakeCounty
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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