With all the beautiful weather we’ve had in Lake County lately there is no excuse not to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. On your next day off pack up the whole family and head to Independence Grove in Libertyville! Centered on a 115 acre lake surrounded by prairie and woodlands Independence Grove is not your average forest preserve. With over 5 milesof trails visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, rollerblading, and exploring
If you start to get hungry after a long bike ride stop by the cafe located right next to the visitors center. With a convenient walk up window the cafe offers a variety of entrees, snacks beverages and ice cream. In the afternoon heat the swimming beach is the perfect place to cool off and dig your toes into the sand. The beach house offers lockers, restrooms, and showers. There are also beach chairs, and umbrellas available for rent.
Independence Grove really does have something for everyone to enjoy. The Children’s Grove Playground offers a safe area for children to play. At the Marina Boat & Bike Rental stand you can rent a canoe, kayak, paddle boat, fishing boat, comfort bike, surrey bicycle or adaptive trikes. If your into fishing the concession also offers bait, tackle, and fishing licenses.
If your not completely worn out by the end of the day, stick around for one of the outdoor Summer Concerts. Blues, reggae and pop artists will be playing at the Millenia Pavillion every Tuesday night all Summer long!