Lake Forest Guide

With its idyllic location along the North Shore of Lake Michigan and a train ride away from downtown Chicago, the Lake Forest area offers both leisure and business travelers ample opportunities to enjoy a wide range of activities and interests. From diverse shopping, to world-class golf, to a wide range of outdoors and cultural pursuits, there is always plenty to see and do in the charming Lake Forest area.

Shopping

Historic Market Square
Renowned for its quaint shops and fine boutiques, Market Square in Lake Forest is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the first planned shopping center in the United States. Click here for more information


Gurnee Mills
6170 West Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
Tel: 1-800 YES-SHOP
Over 200 shopping, dining and entertainment options available at this grand mall.


Historic Long Grove
307 Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
Tel: (847) 634-0888
A historic experience, shops and restaurants are located in this 19th century German farming settlement.


Main Street Libertyville, Inc.
133 East Cook Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
Tel: (847) 680-0336
Libertyville is located in the heart of Lake County; enjoy a unique shopping experience by visiting quaint shops, restaurants, and galleries.


All about Angels
159 South Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Tel: (847) 726-1023
The largest angel shop in the Chicago area.


Westfield Shopping town Hawthorn
122 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Tel: (847) 362-2600
Over 140 specialty stores and dining options available.


Gurnee Antique Center
5742 Northridge Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
Tel: (847) 782-9094
The Gurnee Antique Center is a 24, 000 square feet establishment where everything being sold has to be at least fifty years old. Book, jewelry, and furniture available.

Golf

Antioch Golf Club
40150 N. Route 59
Antioch, IL
Tel: (847) 395-3004
An 18-hole golf course, Par for course is 70


Bonnie Brook Golf Course
2800 N. Lewis Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60087
Tel: (847) 360-4730
Public golf facility. Number of holes: 18; Par for course: 72


Brae Loch Golf Course
33600 Route 45
Grayslake, IL 60030
Tel: (847) 223-5542
Number of holes: 18; Par for course: 70


Countryside Golf Club (Prairie)
20800 W. Hawley Street
Mundelein, IL 60060
Tel: (847) 566-5544
Public golf facility. Number of holes: 18; Par for course: 72


Countryside Golf Club (Traditional)
20800 W. Hawley Street
Mundelein, IL 60060
Tel: (847) 566-5544
Public golf facility. Number of holes: 18; Par for course: 72


Deerpath Golf Course
500 W. Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Tel: (847) 615-4290
Public golf facility. Number of holes: 18; Par for course: 70


Foss Park Golf Club
3124 Argonne Drive
North Chicago, IL 60064
Tel: (847) 689-7940
Public golf facility. Number of holes: 18; Par for course: 72


Fort Sheridan Golf Club
3650 George Bell Drive
Highland Park, IL 60035
Tel: (847) 266-2120
Public golf facility. Number of holes: 18; Par for course: 69


Four Winds Golf Club
23110 West Highway 176
Mundelein, IL 60060
Tel: (847) 566-8502
Public golf facility. Number of holes: 18; Par for course: 71


Fox Lake Country Club
7220 State Park Road
Fox Lake, IL 60020
Tel: (847) 587-6411
Public golf facility. Number of holes: 18; Par for course: 72


Greenshire Golf Course
38727 N. Lewis Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60087
Tel: (847) 360-4777
Public golf facility. Number of holes: 9; Par for course: 27


Heather Ridge Golf Club
5900 Heather Ridge
Gurnee, IL 60031
Tel: (847)367-6010
Public golf facility. Number of holes: 9; Par for course: 35


Highland Park Country Club
1201 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL 60035
Tel: (847) 904-7884
Public golf facility. Number of holes: 18; Par for course: 71


Indian Valley Country Club
25224 N. Illinois Route 83
Mundelein, IL 60060
Tel: (847) 566-1313
Public golf facility. Number of holes: 18; Par for course: 72


Kemper Lakes Golf Club
One Kemper Drive
Long Grove, IL 60047
Tel: (847) 320-3450
Public golf facility. Number of Holes: 18; Par for course: 72


Lake Bluff Golf Club
Green Bay Road & Washington
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Tel: (847) 234-6771
Public golf facility. Number of holes: 18; Par for course: 72

Parks & Outdoor Activities

Cuneo Museum & Gardens
Venetian style mansion, with its own private chapel, houses a collection of fine antiques and arts. The grounds are comprised of 75 acres with lakes, fountains, formal gardens, classical statuary, a private 9-hole golf course, and a conservatory of exotic plants. For more details contact (847) 362-3042 or visit lake-online.com/cuneo


Chicago Botanical Gardens
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Tel: (847) 835-8208
There are 26 Gardens to visit including a romantic English walled garden. The botanical garden has a variety of habitats, plants, and perennials changing along with the seasons. An array of events takes place on a monthly basis at the garden, call for additional information.


Chain O’Lakes State Park
8916 Wilmot Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081
Tel: (847) 587-5512
2793 acres located to 3230- acre conservation area bordering three lakes and the Fox River.


Independence Grove Forest Preserve
16400 W. Buckley Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
Tel: (847) 968-3499
A new outdoors recreation destination, located in the valley of the Des Plaines River.


Illinois Beach State Park
Zion, IL 60099
Tel: (847) 662-4811
Illinois Beach State Park is located along the shores of Lake Michigan; the park offers campground services, picnic areas, hiking, biking, trails and nature programs.


Ravinia Festival Outdoor Music Theater
During summer enjoy a picnic under the stars while having the opportunity to listen to a wide range of music. From May through September, Ravinia is the host for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, featuring guest artists and conductors. Ravinia also offers headline jazz, blues, pop, and world music performers. For a schedule of performances contact (847) 728-4642 or visit ravinia.org


Six Flags Great America
One of the Midwest’s largest theme parks which offers exciting rides, shopping, shows, games and arcades, and a wide variety of dining experiences for the entire family. Contact (847) 249-2133 or visit www.sixflags.com/greatamerica


Biking & Hiking
For more trails in Lake County, visit www.chicago.citysearch.com/feature/14841

  • Green Bay Trail – 18 miles of meandering trail through several parks and downtown areas from Wilmette to Lake Bluff.
  • Illinois Beach State Park – Features 12 miles of trails through woods and protected natural sand dunes.
  • North Shore Bike Path – Two legs run from Lake Bluff north to the Wisconsin border, and west to Mundelein.
  • Charter Fishing – World-class sport fishing for salmon and trout in Wisconsin and great lakes waters. For a list of charters visit great-lakes.org/il/chartlist.html

Glunz Family Winery & Cellars
888 East Belvedere Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Tel: (847) 548-9463
The Glunz Family Winery & Cellars are producers of small batches of fortified and seasonal wines including a famous raspberry wine. The vineyard has its own tasting room and raspberry picking is also available during the season.