Fortsheridan, IL

3.65 miles of trails for recreation and nature observation, Bird trails, Stunning Lake Michigan view.

Glencoe, IL

Beautiful Lake Michigan north shore beach and ideal for group and family outings, work picnics, or summer camp groups . There is an entry fee during summer . However , in Winter you are free to walk around and parking is free.

Captain Daniel Wright Woods

4 miles of scenic trails: a short loop for hikers, bicyclists and skiers that circles a pond, and a 3-mile loop for hikers, bicyclists, skiers and horses. Des plaines river trail with beautiful foot bridges .

Openland Lakeshore Preserve

Beautiful lake Michigan shoreline view ,the 77-acre Preserve is home to three trail systems, and paved trails are ADA-accessible.

The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 45 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. Every year, more than one million people visit the Garden's 27 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection.

Long grove , IL

As Illinois’ first historic district, Long Grove’s charm is distinctively real. Visitors from near and far come to enjoy our relaxed pace and interesting mix of local shops, restaurants, services and entertainment. Sidewalks and street lamps throughout the downtown, which take you on a journey to discover historic locations, quaint shops, friendly conversations, unique experiences, fabulous food and drink, German heritage and essential services. (


Riverwoods, IL

Over 6.5 miles of scenic trails wind through woods to the Des Plaines River. Trails here are open for hiking and, when snow is at least 4 inches deep, cross-country skiing. Trails lead past historic buildings, next to the Des Plaines River and into a woodland dense enough to block out most human-made noises. Some visitors have even said that they feel transported far from Lake County as they follow the trails.