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Guide to the City of Zion

The City of Zion is rich with an influential historic past and their motto is to always look forward for the city’s dynamic future. Zion was founded in 1901 by John Alexander Dowie – a Scottish Evangelist who led ministries in Australia and of course the Lake County city. This minister/performer (was said to cure […]

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Cross Country Skiing in LC

Time to blow the dust off those skis, winter has finally arrived and we can scoot through Lake County by cross-country skiing. It seems that January is the month where Lake County gets hit hard with snow. Wouldn’t you rather have a little tom-foolery in the snow rather than driving in it? Wouldn’t you rather explore […]

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Best Fall Bike Trails in Lake County

When the leaves change yellow and orange, it is the viewing party of a life time traveling on the best fall bike trails in Lake County. We all can’t get out to the New England to see their legendary foliage (and frankly we don’t need to), but Lake County packs a kaleidoscopic punch of their […]

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Autumn’s Here for the Win in Lake County

Just when you thought your dreams were drifting away with summer ending, September shows up in Lake County. The result? Autumn for the win! Fall is a big season! It’s so full of rich colors, robust flavors and so many festive events that it’s hard to make a decision on what to do. From pumpkin patches to […]

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