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Take Your Chicago Vacation to Fox Lake and Experience the Great Outdoors

Your Fox lake adventure awaits with so many fun and exciting places and activities for the whole family. Just 55 miles from Chicago, Fox Lake is a short drive away to a whole world of natural sights and great experiences for everyone. Find the perfect hotels near Chicago and escape on your Chicago vacation to Fox Lake, for boating, hiking, farmers markets, museums, and more.

There is so much to do just 80 minutes outside of Chicago in the Fox Lake area and we invite you to see it all.

Stay at Our Chicago Area Motels and Enjoy Our Fox Lake Attractions

The Serene Chain O Lakes State Park

Enjoy stunning views, peaceful walks, and a return to nature in the center of Illinois’ largest collection of freshwater lakes. With some of the most beautiful sights to be taken in by foot, boat, or skis, Chain O Lakes State Park offers a wonderful Chicago vacation excursion. This area is great for fishing, camping, or just having a relaxing nature walk.

Get on the Water with Boating in Fox Lake

Choose your vessel and hit the waves of Fox Lake for a splashing good time. Take in some fishing on a quiet boat for the afternoon, or spend your time zipping across the lake in a motorboat. Catch some wind and sail your way along the water. There are many options for the type of boating you want to do and there are several boat launches to begin your adventure.

Hit the Slopes on Wilmot Ski Hill

Stay the night in a bed and breakfast outside of Chicago and then hit the slopes on Wilmot Ski Hill. There are a number of paths for downhill and cross country skiing to choose from, so you can experience all the glory that the area offers from the glide of your skis.

An Automotive Experience at Volo Auto Museum

Take in more than just cars when you visit the 33 exhibits at Volo Auto Museum. You will see all sorts of interactive displays featuring unusual mechanical devices, entertainment, rides, and of course, cars! It’s an exhilarating ride from start to finish for the automotive lover and the whole family to experience together.

Fun for All Ages at Richardson’s Corn Maze and Adventure Farm

With 544 acres on two farmsteads, Richardson’s offers so much for everyone. See the corn, soybeans, and Christmas trees up close. Plus, enjoy a walk through the huge corn maze, and don’t worry about getting lost, there’s plenty of time to find your way! With wagon rides, operating trains, a 50-foot observation tower, zip lines, petting zoo, and more, there is no shortage of amazing fun for all ages.

Bring your Chicago vacation outside the city with the incredible activities and beautiful sights to see in Fox Lake. There is no better way to enjoy your time than to get in touch with nature and have some wholesome family fun along the way. Join us in Fox Lake to find your home away from home in some of the hotels near Chicago, and let the adventure begin.