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Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Libertyville

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  • Went here with family group including small children on a late spring day. While there is a sand swim beach, it was not warm enough to do this yet. There are numerous boats available to rent, but the ...  more »
  • Walk, run, bike, fish, sun, paddle, picnic - enjoy the greenery with family, friends or in solitude. Independence Grove offers something for everyone.  more »
  • This area covers many acres and has forested trails, as well as trails that wrap around and cross over a lake. There are grills, picnic tables, and benches placed throughout, as well as covered areas ...  more »
  • You cant go wrong if you are planning to visit this place. There is something for everyone (all ages) either you come single or as a couple or with Friends or with Family. I recommend this place for anyone who want to go out, relax & have fun.
  • Wonderful place to hike, bike ride or cross country skiing or to go to the beach. Great park for the kids and you can rent various boats. And there is a restaurant, if there was a hotel it would be a resort. Great place!
  • Beautiful place, beautiful water, boating and trails around it. Great options for activities, boat rental, bike rental, fishing, swimming beach etc. I wasn't happy that it costs $10 per car if you aren't a Lake County resident. Only $5 on weekdays but I probably won't get there other than a Sunday. Also we really went to fish and they require you to throw everything back which was a disappointment as well.
  • Serene, peaceful and beautiful year round. They have some summer activities such as biking, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle as well as fishing. Rentals are very affordably priced. Great for a short/ weekend family outing. Plenty of space to picnic, walk or play volleyball. Park is connected to the Des Plaines river trail. Dogs and horses are not allowed.
  • Desplains River Trail, several long trails circling the lake, you can rent canoes, boats, paddle boats, and pontoons. Theirs fishing and a cafe! Lits to do, very nice, clean and beautiful. My favorite running spot for sure!