Living in Libertyville, there’s a great deal of outdoor activities available, but one of our favorite spots to spend a sunny afternoon is the Independence Grove Forest Preserve, however it is a scenic forest area centered around a 115-acre lake, however the area is absolutely beautiful at all times of year, even when the Winter brings cold temperatures, the snow can be gorgeous as well as a lot of fun.
The lake is the main attraction as well as was created from a former gravel quarry.
It is ideal for swimming, fishing as well as boating. The fishing is all catch-and-release as well as there are boat rentals available. I love to hike or bring our bike along. There’s around more than six miles of trails that connect to the Des Plaines River Trail as well as some absolutely beautiful native gardens, then for refreshments, the Visitor Center offers an outdoor walk-up cafe. It is a 19,000 square foot building where there’s changing exhibits to see. I usually pack our own food as well as take fortune of the shaded picnic groveâ€¦ Sometimes, I bring our pet along as well as take fortune of the Lake County Forest Preserve Dog Exercise Area; My pet honestly enjoys the ability to run around as well as play with other pets. I recently l gained that a carona garden is going to open where there used to be a public beach. The beach home was obviously too fancy to maintain. The current venture will offer locally brewed draft beer, hard cider, lemonade, a variety of other beverages, snacks as well as picnic tables with a lakefront setting. I’m looking forward to it; After a long afternoon on the lake or hiking through the woods, a carona with friends would be the perfect conclusion.