Independence Grove Forest Preserve
It's one of the best places to enjoy nature in Lake County. The outer loop is 2.5 miles around, which is perfect for a walk, jog, or bike ride. If you're feeling ambitious, the trail connects to the Des Plaines River Trail, which will take you all way up to Wisconsin. At the marina, you can rent a…
Beach swimming and canoe or paddle boating in the summer. FREE outdoor concerts in the warm months.
Large park with a 115-acre lake, trails, visitor center with exhibits, amphitheater, marina & cafe. You can fish, kayak, paddle board, walk, bike, skate, eat, swim, or just relax." "Nice place to hangout with family, boating, playground, cycling and many more"
“Awesome waterpark and amusement park 15 minutes away max. A whole day of fun!”
“With over 200 stores, Gurnee Mills is the largest outlet mall in Illinois! It is located 19 minutes away.”
“20 mins drive to beautiful Chicago Botanic garden. Free admission only pay parking. Website: www.chicagobotanic.org A must for nature lovers, this sprawling compound of foliage comprises 23 different gardens ranging from formal British rose gardens to tranquil Japanese islands. A series of waterways connect the lushly landscaped hills and acres together. The scenic vistas here rival those of the older, European gardens. Pack a lunch and spend the afternoon wandering among the sculpted shrubbery. This peaceful escape from the city is a rare find. A restaurant and cafe are on site.”