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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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Don’t Miss the 2020 Northern Illinois Boat Show

The Northern Illinois Boat Show is coming to the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center on Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, March 8. It's four days of boating heaven at one of Illinois’ top boating expositions! You’ll find hundreds of new and used boats, trailers and accessories from 50 top manufacturers—all on display by leading local dealers. Bring the entire family along, enjoy the food and beverage vendors and fun activities for kids. Daily admission:…

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Late-Season Lake County Boating: Wow!

The days are temperate. The summer throngs have thinned. Even Lake County’s most popular lakes are quieter and less crowded. Don’t miss out on the unique joys of autumn boating in Lake County. There are plenty of ways to relax and great fishing. The fish are fattening up for winter and ready to strike at your lures. Combine your late-season boat excursions with a stop at one of Lake County’s fabulous waterside restaurants. Just cruise…

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Trout Season Begins October 19!

Whether you tie your own fishing flies or are looking for something special to share with your kids, you’ll be happy to know that the 2019 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season opens Saturday, October 19. Cast your line for rainbow trout (maximum five trout per day) at two Lake County locations:

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