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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

Illi­nois Makes Big Reg­is­tra­tion Changes

The fun of boating in Lake County hasn’t changed, but since last year, Illinois registration rules have. If you haven’t heard the news yet, read on: CHANGE #1 - You no longer need an Illinois Water Usage Stamp for non-motorized craft such as canoes, kayaks, rowboats and paddleboats. Apparently, the stickers tended to both fade in the sun and slip off the hull. You will still need to register watercraft with a motor – including…

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Recipe of the month: Margarita

Ah, a beautiful day of boating on a Lake County summer day. What could be more perfect? Adding a margarita into the scenario. Crisp, citrusy with a touch of sweetness, a sunny margarita is the perfect summer drink. There are pre-made mixes out there. But why bother? A made-from-scratch margarita is superior in every way. And just as simple to make. You can also prepare a batch of margaritas ahead of time. To avoid diluting,…

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Blar­ney Island: Island Time” Begins Memo­r­i­al Day Weekend

The Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the Lake County boating season. And on the gorgeous Chain O’Lakes, it also means that “The Key West of the Midwest,” Blarney Island, is open for a spectacular summer of fun. This holiday weekend is packed with live music day and night, so check Blarney’s calendar. And remember that next Thursday evening, May 30, is the weekly Thunder on the Chain drag boat races. Some boats…

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