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Boat­ing comes in many forms, from sleek run­abouts and sail­boats to the lat­est trends— kayak­ing and pad­dle board­ing. Whichev­er way you enjoy the lake life, you’ll find Lake Coun­ty Illi­nois your boat­ing dream come true. Embark and enjoy! Boat​ingLake​Coun​ty​.com is here to be your plan­ning resource.


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From Our Blog

Don’t miss the North­ern Illi­nois Boat Show, Feb­ru­ary 28-March 3

Whether it’s your first boat or an upgrade, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Check out over 200 new and used boats from 50 of the top boat manufacturers – all on display by top local dealers. It’s a great place to get a deal, with "show-only" specials on bow riders, ski boats, wakeboard boats, wake surf boats, cruisers, cuddy cabins, deck boats, jet boats, pontoon boats, and much more. Admission is $8 for…

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Tips for Buy­ing Your First Boat in Lake County

There are a slew of boat shows going on as we lead into the spring. Have you gone out searching for your dream boat? For Lake County residents and visitors, the Northern Illinois Boat Show is rapidly approaching. The show will be held at the Lake County Fair Grounds in Grayslake from February 28 – March 3. You can’t just go in empty handed with a plan of attack. Buying a boat in Lake…

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Blar­ney Island: The Key West of the Midwest

Blarney Island in Lake County’s famous Chain O’Lakes has been voted “the greatest boating bar in the world.” And it’s totally unique–because the only way to reach this hopping “Key West of the Midwest’ is by boat. Watch as operating owner Rob Hardman shares some of what makes Barney Island such as special place.…

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