Ultimate Great Outdoors Road Trips Near Vernon Hills

There’s no better time than now to enjoy the great outdoors and take a road trip near Vernon Hills! Pack a picnic, make a playlist of your favorite tunes, and drive to one of these beautiful parks. A road trip adventure is just a short drive away from our Vernon Hills apartments

Moraine Hills State Park

Just 20 miles northwest of The Mil’Ton, Moraine Hills State Park offers a scenic space where you could spot over 200 species of birds. Bring a fishing pole so you can fish in Lake Defiance or along the Fox River. You can also hike or bike on three different one-way trails, go geocaching, or even rent a boat when available. 

Deer Grove 

A 15-mile drive southwest of Vernon Hills will take you to Deer Grove, which offers multiple areas to explore. Hike and bike on several trails or enjoy the sites for fishing. Dogs on leashes are welcome, so go ahead and bring your four-legged friend! Nearby Camp Reinberg offers tent sites and heated cabins for an inexpensive overnight adventure.

Richard Bong State Recreation Area

A trip to Richard Bong State Recreation Area will take a little longer with a 40-mile drive into Wisconsin. You’ll also have to pre-purchase an annual state park pass since day passes currently aren’t available. However, with the pass, you’ll be able to visit any of our northern neighbor’s 50+ state parks at any time.

Richard Bong State Recreation Area is unique with 16 miles of trails, a Special Use Zone where visitors can fly model airplanes, hot air balloons, and even hang gliders. You may see sled dogs or falcons being trained or even be able to ride an ATV. Check the activities page for information about special activities or to find out about hunting and fishing on the property. The recreation area is also home to campsites and a swimming beach.

Before you set out on your road trip near Vernon Hills, be sure to grab a to-go coffee from a local cafe. If you’re looking for a new place to call home, check out The Mil’Ton in Vernon Hills. You can contact us to schedule a tour of our fantastic floor plans and luxurious amenities.

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