Outdoor Activities in Vernon Hills, IL

A trail in a wooded area.

Surrounded by notable attractions and entertainment, our apartments in Vernon Hills are minutes away from outdoor entertainment. Enjoy leisurely walking along nearby trails or gather some friends for a friendly game at nearby sports complexes.

Nearby parks include:

Deerpath Park

Deerpath Park offers 65 acres for outdoor recreation. With three retention ponds and gazebos surrounded by vibrant greenery, there’s no end to your fun under the sun. Along with four BBQ grills, the park provides a covered patio with picnic tables. If you’re athletic, check out the multiple sports courts and fields, including lacrosse, tennis, baseball, and basketball. Along with a lighted walking path, fishing and cross country skiing are also available.

Independence Grove 

At Independence Grove, immerse yourself in the park’s wildlife. Spanning over 1,000 acres, this park includes a 115-acre lake and a visitor’s center with a cafe. Rent a canoe, paddleboard, or kayak, or simply take a swim. Along with an amphitheater, the park can hold weddings and other private events. Seasonal events include ice skating, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing.

Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway

Discover ultimate tranquility at Des Plaines River Trail and Greenway. The trail winds for over 30 miles through 12 forest preserves. Bike, run, or walk your way through the trail. Horseback riding is an option as well. The trail connects to the Cook County Forest Preserve and avoids any crossings with major roads. 

Explore the great outdoors with these parks around the neighborhood. If you would like to make our pet-friendly apartments your next home in Vernon Hills, contact us. We’ll arrange a tour to show you through our community.

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