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Lake County Cross-Country Skiing

Time to blow the dust of those skis, winter has finally arrived. 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? Would you rather explore the pristine white snow covering lying across Lake County? Lake County […]

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Top Hiking Trails in Lake County

Lake County is home to hundreds of miles of trails for you to explore!  Whether you’re looking for a quick hike or if you’re looking for a more challenging distance, there are trails for all fitness levels just waiting for you!  Throwback to Labor Day weekend glamping with Doug, @c_e_erickson, @elle_dietmeyer, @matwadell, and @matthewlloydlindstrom . […]

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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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Top 5 Winter Hikes in Lake County

We all know that winter can be cold (some a little more than others…) but we also know that it can be beautiful.  Spring is just around the corner, so take advantage of the unique sunsets, the stunning scenery of a snow covered forest or the peaceful silence of a winter hike. Here’s a list […]

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Just Like Riding A Bike…

(#visitlakecounty #lakecountyillinois   email your biking pictures and experiences to bike@lakecountyil.gov for the new BIKE Lake County Website!) After work last week, I drove over to the Des Plaines River trail, unloaded my bike from my car, and started off on one of the best known bike routes around. It’s a straight shot up the […]

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