Winter is a beautiful time of the year to explore Lake County, Illinois! With 170 lakes and rivers, our Winter Wonderland is on full display in our parks, hills and Winter activities. Plus, with nearly 31,000 acres of land to explore at the Lake County Forest Preserves, Lake County offers outdoor beauty for those interested in cross country skiing, snowboarding, downhill skiing, ice fishing, hockey, ice skating, tubing, sledding and many other activities. Be sure to take advantage of Lake County’s outdoor adventures at Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, Illinois Beach State Park, Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wilmot Mountain, and Volo Bog State Natural Area to name a few. Plan your Winter getaway in Lake County today!