Road Trips - Routes 21 and 45 - Lake County, Illinois - Visit Lake County

PERFECT SPACES AND PLACES

Lake County Road Trips - Routes 21 and 45

Day 1:

Des Plaines River Trail and GreenwayPERFECT SPACES & PLACES

Find perfect spaces and places in Lake County. Rise with the sun (or anytime thereafter) from your 'luxe guest room at Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, and take to the miles of trails offered throughout Lake County including nearly 32-mile Des Plaines River Trail & Greenway. Head north to nearby Half Day Forest Preserve for more hiking and biking trails, fishing, birdwatching, picnic shelters and lush scenery. Take a break along the way at Half Day Brewing Company for a cold craft brew, dine and snack on the outdoor patio (artisan pizza is a sure bet) and catch up on some lively entertainment on the weekends. Enjoy a bit of shopping at Lincolnshire Commons or have a "perfect-distance" drive or putt on the golf course, 18 holes at the resort's championship course, Crane's Landing, or Par-King Skill Golf, the world's most unusual minature golf course (open seasonally). Top off your evening toast at any of the more than 22 craft breweries, distilleries and wineries along the Lake County Libation Trail.

Day 2:

GET IN THOSE 'STEPS', WINDOWS TO FINESSE, TOASTS TO THE REST

Feeling the need to spread your wings with nearly eight miles of groomed, paved trails? Or, picking up the stride, getting those daily steps in? Take in a deep breath and the great views along scenic 110-acre Independence Grove Lake with its encircling trails for biking and hiking. Wintertime, enjoy cross-country skiing. Pop over to downtown Libertyville, where shoppers (and window shoppers) can delight with eclectic finds, quaint shops, charming town center with seasonal farmers market, to Mickey Finn's Brewery, part of the Lake County Libation Trail and the oldest brewery in Lake County. Delight your taste buds to a number of craft and specialty brews. Join the brewmaster for special tours, and see if you can discern what the flavorful brews include. Cheers to a great visit!

Day 3:

Lake County Libation TrailMAKE IT HISTORIC

Feeling nostalgic and not sure where to head? Hunkering for a day trip, overnighter or weekender? Lake County has it all—
including a bit of history. Your "pin" on the map, Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, the perfect place to your head, conveniently located just a short distance from the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) and IL Routes 21 and 45. Venture to Historic Downtown Long Grove, Illinois’ oldest historic district.

A quaint place to breathe easy and relax, its coupled with a unique variety of shopping, dining and entertainment. Its timeless charm includes an outdoor promenade center to enjoy open spaces. Don't forget a visit to Illinois' oldest tavern, The Village Tavern, for a host of favorite dishes that generations come back for, year after year. Then, there's the former art gallery turned award-winning craft brewery, Buffalo Creek Brewery. Part of the Lake County Libation Trail, brewmasters there will introduce you to an array of tempting brews in the beautiful Bavarian-themed taproom. The outdoor biergarten is a favorite and so are the fun table games and food trucks on select days. Take a stop, historic in its own way, at Tony Cannoli in Mundelein. It's all-things "cannoli"
at this roadside stop; take a box for the road...and don't forget to try the cannoli cake!

A short distance (even as a walk) brings together the great experiences with a toast at Mundelein’s award-winning
Tighthead Brewing CompanyNow, that's a great trip!

 

 


 

Day 1

Lodging

Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

Dining

Wright's Brew & Bistro at Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
Half Day Brewing Company

Attractions

Half Day Forest Preserves and Des Plaines River Trail
Crane's Landing Golf Course
Pool & Patio (seasonal) at Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
Outdoor Shopping at Lincolnshire Commons
Follow the Libation Trail Map to points all around the county

Day 2

Lodging

Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

Dining

Mickey Finn's Brewery
Main Street Social

Attractions

Independence Grove Forest Preserve
Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway
Improv Playhouse
Par-King Skill Golf (seasonal)
Follow the Libation Trail Map to points all around the county

Day 3

Lodging

Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

Dining

The Claim Company
Mambo Italiano

Attractions

Tighthead Brewing Company
Countryside Golf Club
Roadside stop at Tony Cannoli
Follow the Libation Trail Map to points all around the county

 

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