Independence Grove LCFP is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Libertyville, IL that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
cross country skiing
Centered around a 115-acre lake, this preserve offers a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation and nature education. Surrounding prairie and woodlands provide a picturesque backdrop for hiking, biking, picnicking and other fun activities. Trails Roughly 6.25 miles of trails circle the lake and run through scenic natural areas here. Gravel: 2.3-mile Lakeside Trail, and a short section of the Des Plaines River Trail, which connects to trails on the north side of the preserve. Paved: 2.5-mile Overlook Trail, and the 0.7-mile South Bay Trail Loop. Combination paved and gravel: 0.75-mile North Bay Trail Loop. While part of the larger preserve, the Independence Grove Dog Park has its own separate entrance on Milwaukee Avenue, just north of Route 137.
Really nice! $10 parking on weekends if you do not live in lake county but worth it. Also great prices on boat rentals.
Fantastic, really the best! Right along side the DesPlaines River Trail. Note: SKATING/BLADING....it doesn't get any better than this beautiful Lake County jewel of a forest preserve park, they come from miles around to skate the INCREDIBLE wide asphalt paths! Best I've ever see for skating except maybe Chicago's lake front park trails.
Very nice hiking trail around the lake
Very nice hike
Very nice family park!