Forest Preserves


Rent A Boat in Lake County!

SUMMER TIIIIIIME!!!!!!!  The sun is out, the days are long, and there’s no better time to rent a boat!  Don’t stress about hauling a boat from home when there are plenty of places to find a rental here in Lake County.  Whether you’re looking for a speed boat, a pontoon, a kayak or a rowboat… […]

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Spring Into High Gear! Bike Rides in Lake County

Spring time weather is calling our names and we’re ready to answer! It’s time to dust off our bikes, fill up those tires, and get going!  With over 168 miles of trails that wind through stunning natural environments, Lake County is a favorite spot for bikers of all skill level! Find the right trail for […]

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Who Knew?! The Midwest Annual Crane Count

Sandhill Cranes Bird Watching with Your 4 Foot Tall Friendly Crane Neighbor (You Never Knew You Had!) When I was a kid, my dad used to call me outside to listen to the cranes as they passed over our house.  It only happened a couple of times, but it’s a sound you don’t really forget.  […]

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Celebrate Earth Week with Fun Events!

Lake County is known for its natural beauty.  There’s no better way to show our surrounding nature how much it means to us than taking care of it.  The Lake County Forest Preserve has a whole week of events to celebrate Earth Day, and they include everything from bird watching to a Des Plaines River […]

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Recharge Your Senses with These Inspiring Places!

Spring is a time of renewal and it can be hard to find beautiful places that help bring your spirits back to life.  If you’re looking for interesting locations to explore, Lake County has everything from breathtaking views of natural spaces to rare and beautiful spiritual places where you can spend a peaceful day.  So […]

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