Lake County, Illinois, CVB - Official Travel Site - Lake County Forest Preserves

Lake County Forest Preserves

1899 West Winchester Rd. , Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847.367.6640 | Fax: 847.367.6649

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As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, the District manages nearly 31,000 acres of land and offers innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 205 miles of trails for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to Lake Michigan and the Fox River, and award-winning nature and history education programs and events. Facilities of special interest include Independence Grove in Libertyville, Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods, Dunn Museum in Libertyville and ThunderHawk Golf Club in Beach Park. Visit LCFPD.org for trail maps, updates and more.

Take an Evening Stroll on Solar Lit Trails at Lake County Forest Preserves
11/01/20 - 03/14/21
With small solar lights to guide the way, hikers, skiers and snowshoers can...

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Virtual Program:  How to Read the Natural World
Virtual 01/30/21
Learn the keys to tree identification in winter using branches, buds and ba...

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Virtual Nature Club:  Mammals
Virtual 02/03/21
Meet up after school virtually to learn about local nature with an experien...

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Virtual Program:  Seamstress Elizabeth Keckley
Virtual 02/04/21
Marlene Rivero brings Elizabeth Keckley to life. Initially known for her wo...

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Virtual Program:  Profiles in Excellence by Lake County Forest Preserve
Virtual 02/06/21
Join in virtually for the 38th annual Profiles in Excellence event for insp...

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Virtual Program:  Hibernation or Migration?
02/07/21
Have you ever wondered where some Lake County animals go during the winter?...

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Virtual Program:  Ask an Educator LIVE - The Last Ice Age
Virtual 02/10/21
No ticket required - FREE Curious to know what Lake County was like duri...

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Virtual Program:  The Blodgett Brothers
Virtual 02/11/21
Hear the stories of one of Waukegan’s early families, the Blodgetts, ...

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Virtual Program:  Curious Courtships of Lake County
Virtual 02/14/21
Learn about the interesting and sometimes odd courtship behaviors of Lake C...

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Virtual Program:  Animal Habitats Scout Badge
Virtual 02/15/21
Junior Scouts: join us as we learn about local habitats and discover an end...

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Virtual Program:  Playing the Past Scout Badge
Virtual 02/15/21
Junior Girl Scouts: Learn about life during the Civil War through the lette...

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Virtual Program:  Bird Groups, Habitats and Migration
Virtual 02/18/21
You can find bobolinks, cranes, warblers and many more bird species if you ...

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Virtual Program:  Gardening with Native Plants
Virtual 02/20/21
Native plants provide homes and food for native wildlife, and natural beaut...

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Virtual Program:  Nature's Underdogs - Voles
Virtual 02/23/21
Explore the mysterious world of creatures that live under our feet. Grab yo...

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Virtual Program:  Howl at the Moon - Coyotes and other Canines
Virtual 02/27/21
Learn about the natural history and special adaptations of coyotes and othe...

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Virtual Program:  Maple Tree Tapping
Virtual 02/28/21
Join in virtually as LCFPD taps their sugar maple trees at Ryerson Woods li...

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