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Boat­ing Lake Coun­ty Blog

Reopen­ing of Hast­ings Lake For­est Preserve

The highly anticipated reopening of Hastings Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Villa is complete, following extensive public access improvements and restoration of natural areas within the 270-acre preserve. The preserve was established in 2003 and named for Hastings Lake YMCA, a camp which previously had occupied the property from 1923–2002. Four miles of paved and gravel trails wind through open fields and meadows, woodlands of stately trees, and wetlands. Trails are open to bicycling,…

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Fea­tured Part­ner: Waukegan Port Dis­trict and Harbor

You may have seen them at the 2014 Chicago Boat Show, but if you didn’t you’ll want to get to know more about the Waukegan Port District and Harbor. The Harbor offers a picturesque lakefront atmosphere featuring a promenade, park, public beach, and boat slips. The unsurpassed customer service makes Waukegan Harbor a great place to come for a relaxing time on the water with friends and family. Located just a short hour drive…

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