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 more than 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.

Take an Evening Stroll on Solar Lit Trails at Lake County Forest Preserves
11/14/23 - 3/10/24
With small solar lights to guide the way, hikers, skiers and snowshoers can... View More
Maple Syruping Self-Guided Program at Ryerson Conservation Area
3/18/24 - 3/31/24
Learn the sweet science behind how trees make sap, and how we turn that sap... View More
Bunny Wabbit Run 5K, 10K and Marathon
“Bunny Wabbit Run” offers a 5k (one hop), a 10k (two hops), a h... View More

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