Directions & Parking

Venue

Lake Country Forest Preserve Half Day

Address

24255 N Hwy 21
Vernon Hills, IL 60060

Location

The entrance is on Route 21 (Milwaukee Avenue) at the stoplight of Woodlands Parkway, south of Route 60 (Townline Road) and just north of Route 22 (Half Day Road).

Map & Directions

History

In the early 1960s, these acres were some of the first we acquired. The old farm fields west of the river remained fallow for many years until Half Day was developed in the late 1980s. This preserve was named for Potowatomi chief, Aptakisic, whose name means “sun at its meridian” or “half day.”

Directions From Milwaukee

Get on I-43 S/I-94 E, follow I-94 E to IL-60 W/E Townline Rd in Mettawa, Take exit 19 from I-94, follow IL-60 W/E Townline Rd to IL21 S/S Milwaukee Ave to Lake County Forest Preserve Half Day

Directions From Chicago

Get on I-90W/I-94 W, follow I-94 to IL-22W/ Half Day Rd in Vernon Township. Take exit 21 from I-94 W. Continue on IL-22 W/Half Day Rd to IL21 north Milwaukee Ave to Lake County Forest Preserve Half Day

Directions From Rockford

Take I-90E, use the 2nd for the right lane to take the IL-53 exit toward I-290/Chicago-West Suburbs/ NW Suburbs, use left lane to keep left at the fork and continue towards IL-53 N, follow IL-53 north to Lake Cook Rd W exit, merge onto Lake Cook Rd, use right two lanes to turn onto IL-53 N to IL-83 N, turn right onto IL-22 E, turn left onto Olde Half Day Rd, turn left onto N Milwaukee Ave to Lake County Forest Preserve Half Day