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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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The Importance Of Choosing The Right Boat Anchor

An anchor is an essential piece of boating gear. Knowing how and where to use it is part of being a good boater. An anchor’s purpose is to burrow into the bottom and hold your boat securely. The idea is, the more your boat pulls on the anchor, the more the anchor digs into the bottom. You may use your anchor in many situations: you may want to stop for a swim, do some fishing…

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A Day Made for Boating Beer Lovers

Do you boat on Lake Michigan? Are you a craft beer aficionado? Then we have a summer excursion you’re going to love: Set your course to North Point Marina in Winthrop Harbor for their Pop-up Beer Garden. If you’ve never been to North Point Marina, this is the perfect opportunity. With over 1,500 slips, North Point is the Great Lakes’ largest marina. And, the serene, recreational setting, just north of Illinois Beach State Park, will…

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World-Class Fishing? Head Over to the Chain

By Mike Jackson, Daily Herald (from the column “Jackson Outdoors: A great way to spend an afternoon” July 13, 2019) I have been hammering the state tourism bureau for more than two decades about including our state's world-class fishing. It's readily available either on Lake Michigan or more inland such as at the Fox Chain O' Lakes. Of course the Mag Mile generates a ton of money for retailers and state coffers realizing the tax…

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