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Looking for nice place to walk or hike

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Looking for nice place to walk or hike

Several of you were recently very helpful when planning an early June trip to the Lindenhurst area. Hoping you can suggest a couple of spots for a short, scenic walk or hike. I might have a few hours away from my group, so I will probably be solo and looking for total distance per hike to be under 5-6 miles and up to moderate difficulty. If there are any special considerations along the trail, ie. wildlife, maniacs, etc, just give me a heads up. Our hotel is in Grayslake, but I should have a car and don't mind driving 30+ minutes to a nice trail or park. Our group is looking forward to the trip. Thanks very much.

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1. Re: Looking for nice place to walk or hike

In general, Lake County is very safe, but of course there is wildlife along hiking paths. Coyote, fox and deer as well as many smaller animals are commonly seen. See http://www.lcfpd.org/ for trails and updates.

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2. Re: Looking for nice place to walk or hike

www.lcfpd.org/preserves/index.cfm…

Moraine Hills State Park

Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve

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3. Re: Looking for nice place to walk or hike

Great information and trails at Moraine and Fort Sheridan look perfect, thanks to both for posting.

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4. Re: Looking for nice place to walk or hike

http://www.stateparks.com/illinois_beach.html

and you can have lunch here:

http://www.ilresorts.com/

a little further, but doable in your timeframe:

ryerson conservation area:

www.lcfpd.org/preserves/index.cfm…

Edited: 07 May 2013, 14:46
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5. Re: Looking for nice place to walk or hike

Nice, they both look like places I would enjoy, thanks.

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