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

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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 208 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, the Beer Garden at Independence Grove, Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods, Dunn Museum in Libertyville and ThunderHawk Golf Club in Beach Park. Visit for trail maps, updates and more.

Maple Syruping Self-Guided Program at Ryerson Conservation Area
3/20/23 - 3/31/23
Ever wonder about that wonderful brown stuff you put on pancakes?  ... View More
Bunny Wabbit Run 5K, 10K and Marathon
Race shirts -Medals -Chip timing -5k, 10k & half marathon -Kids 200m da... View More
Birdwatching Hot Spots at Pine Dunes
Join in at this Lake County birding hot spot to look for waterfowl, raptors... View More
Guided Historic Walk Fort Sheridan
On this collaborative walk, join an environmental educator and history educ... View More
Evening Woodcock Walk Earth Week
Join in to observe the spectacular evening sky dance of the American woodco... View More
Evening Woodcock Walk Earth Week
Join in to observe the spectacular evening sky dance of the American woodco... View More
Senior Series: Middlefork Savannah Walk
Enjoy a delightful spring hike at Middlefork Savanna while learning all abo... View More
Paddle the Big Canoe at Van Patten Woods
Paddle into the 1740s in our 34-foot Montreal canoe and learn about Lake Co... View More
Teacher Workshop: Water Ecology
This workshop will demonstrate how to use the local fish of Lake County to ... View More
Sunday Stroll at Old School Forest Preserve in Mettawa
Join an Environmental Educator and take a leisurely stroll through Old Scho... View More
Hikin Tykes Bluebirds
Did you know that bluebirds can fly up to 45 miles per hour? Join an edu... View More

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