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5 Outdoor Activities for Families in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is a wonderful place to raise a family. It has everything from nature preserves to stellar cuisine to award-winning mini golf courses. Located just outside the fabulous city of Chicago, the village of Lincolnshire has much to offer for families of all sizes. Families with small children, teenage children, or just two people can find fun things to do in Lincolnshire, especially if they like spending time outside. In Lincolnshire, there are a variety of ways to spend time outside while having fun with family and friends. Plus, spending time outdoors has proven health benefits, such as improved concentration and creativity and lower blood pressure and stress levels. Here’s a list of some of the must-hit outdoor spots in Lincolnshire.

Play golf

Golf is a great outdoor family activity, whether it’s a friendly game of mini golf or a full round of 18 holes. Lincolnshire’s Par-King Skill Golf has been voted one of the top ten mini golf courses in the country. Its unusual layout has made it a family favorite for over 40 years. There are two different 18-hole courses to choose from, with 19 moving obstacles and 7 water holes to make the course even trickier. If you’re looking for a proper round of 18 holes, there are many golf courses in the area, like Crane’s Landing Golf Club at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort.

Walk on nature trails

One great thing Lincolnshire has to offer is its nature trails. There are many places to visit, discover, and explore while spending quality time outdoors with loved ones. The Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area boasts over 6 miles of picturesque forest trails within the Lake County Forest Preserves. It’s a great place to take a walk with your family––you can even bring along a furry friend! There’s another sprawling nature preserve nearby called the Captain Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve. It’s another great destination for walking, biking and exploring. 

Go for a swim

Swimming is not only a great form of exercise, but it’s also a fun activity for families. In Lincolnshire, there are a variety of places to go if you’re in the mood for a swim. Lincolnshire Swim Club is a private pool available only for members to use, so if you live in the area, it may be a great place to join. For residents and their guests, there’s also a resort-style swimming pool at 444 Social. With semi-private cabanas and lounge chairs pool-side, it’s a great place to spend the day in the sun. If you’re up for a beach day, Lake Michigan is also a short drive away and makes for a great family activity.

Visit Chicago Botanic Garden

If you’ve visited Lincolnshire’s many nature preserves already, then you should consider taking a trip to the famous Chicago Botanic Garden. Located in Glencoe, just a short drive away from Lincolnshire, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a great place for a day visit. It boasts over 300 acres of stunning landscaped gardens and is one of the most beautiful locations in the Chicagoland area. Over one million people visit its 27 gardens each year, and they change seasonally, so no matter how many times you visit, there’s always something new to see. It’s definitely a must-see if you live in the area.

Explore a local park

Spring Lake Park is a beloved Lincolnshire destination. Residents call it the “heart of Lincolnshire.” Its 8 acres of beautiful forestry and nature make it a destination for walking, biking, and playing sports. If your family likes playing tennis or basketball, it has courts for your family to play—and more. It’s also a great place for a family picnic. If you’re not looking to go too far from home and simply want to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine with your loved ones, look no further than Spring Lake Park. 

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The village of Lincolnshire has so much to offer. It’s a family-friendly neighborhood located just over 30 miles away from the bustling and vibrant city of Chicago. If Lincolnshire has piqued your interest, we’d love to hear from you.

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