Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Libertyville

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Independence Grove Forest Preserve is located in Libertyville. Work out when and for how long to visit Independence Grove Forest Preserve and other Libertyville attractions using our handy Libertyville trip planning website .
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  • On the one hand, it's nearby our home and there's plenty of open space with trails around the lakes and picnic shelters, etc. But most of the trails are in the sun (and I prefer shaded hiking trails)....  more »
  • We took our 2 granddaughters here for a visit (our daughter and husband live nearby with their daughters). As it is November the facility is open without access fees. We walked for a while skirting th...  more »
  • We have taken our grandson to swim here, been to a wedding at the venue and just walked the paths, and all the time we loved it. The grounds are very well maintained, and the swim beach is great for f...  more »
  • Fantastic place for a walk, bike ride, or picnic. There Children's Grove is an enclosed play area with near climbing features and a tunnel but not that great play structure. Boats and dual rider bikes are available for rent and be there also a beach. Rentals and beach require additional fee. Car entrance is free to Lake County residents so ideally have a resident per vehicle with ID.
  • A great place to go for a day off with the family or for Holiday outings. The many bike trails make for great sight seeing and exercise options. The trails snake around the lake and through the many wooded areas allowing the opportunity see the native wildlife. The man made lake is also a fun option. They offer different types of boat rentals at this location as well. Peddle boats, row boats, and fishing boats are most common. They also sell fishing equipment at the rental house. The lake is catch and release and is well stocked with everything from pan fish to large mouth bass and other trophy predator fish. There is also a swimming section. Grilling out is a common practice although few on site grills are provided. Alcohol is also permitted so long as you clean up after yourself and do not incite disorderly behaviour. Overall a great place to relax.
  • Love the trails, beautiful lake. They do a wonderful job of keeping park up for bikers, walkers, joggers. Enjoyed it and will be back in summer for beach and boating!
  • First time there. Beautiful park. Walked around the lake. Upon driving in we saw a large coyote exit and cross the main road into the subdivision across the street. Be aware if you bring a small dog.
  • They have some big fish in this lake. Go check them out by the dining area they like to hang out there. Nice swimming area for the kids as well. Go check out Austin's for food after.

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