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Winter scenes at Ryerson Woods

Things To Do This Weekend Jan. 19-21

It’s hard to believe that we’re more than half way through January already, meaning that each day continues to get longer and hopefully warmer (knock on wood). With the last blanket of snow that covered the land, maybe it’s a good weekend to pack those cross country skis and explore one of these spots in […]

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Things to do this Weekend May 13-15

Why doesn’t Mother Nature want to agree with us yet? It’s almost like we get every season every other day. Sunday was at least perfect for Mother’s Day. If you’re a Cubs fan, winning nine of the last 10 is pretty impressive. If you’re a White Sox fan, this was probably an unimaginable start. As […]

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Guide to Lake County Forest Preserves

Don’t worry. If you’ve seen The Revenant, there are no bears around in Lake County. No matter the season, we enjoy the fruits of what Mother Nature gave us in Lake County: The tall trees, the winding trails, the serene rivers and lakes, the critters (including the beavers!) and the picturesque plant life. Lake County […]

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Spring is in Bloom all around Lake County!

Lake County’s Spring Guide to Fun!

Spring brings things like warmer weather, melted snow and a slew of Lake County activities to take part in. Don’t even think about leaving Lake County for Spring Break, because once March arrives the fun begins. A few notable activities that happens in the springtime is the opening of Six Flags Great America on May […]

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Outdoor Ice Rinks in Lake County

Did you know that Lake County has over 30 outdoor ice skating areas?  On a beautiful winter’s day, there’s no better place to be than enjoying the beautiful scenery and making memories with friends and family while ice skating on an outdoor rink. Before heading out to the ice, there are a few things you […]

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