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GO Lake Forest


GO Lake Forest is a new movement in partnership with several Lake Forest community organizations and the Lake County Health Department to promote its new health initiative, GO Lake County. The goal of GO Lake County and GO Lake Forest is to improve the health of Lake County residents by promoting the simple act of walking as means to improve health. Look for events in town throughout the year promoting healthy living and an active lifestyle. Join us and your neighbors in walking your way to better health! 

Upcoming Go Lake Forest Events
Trustmark at Conway Park, 400 Field Drive, Lake Forest
September 18
11:30am Start
Join Conway Park business associates for the 19th Annual Conway Park Autumn Classic 5K Run and 1.75 Mile Walk on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Online registration is required for all runners, walkers, and volunteersCLICK HERE to register nowOnline registration closes on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Onsite race day registration is available. Please visit the CPAC website for more information or contact the Trustmark Fitness Center.

GO Lake County Celebration Walk

Independence Grove Forest Preserve, North Bay Pavilion
16400 Buckley Road, Libertyville
September 29
10:00am - 12pm
  • Over 15 park districts and communities have partnered to create walking opportunities for children and adults. Grab a friend or family member, come out Independence Gove and walk with your community! 

GO Lake Forest Historical Walk & Learn

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society
509 E. Deerpath
October 12
  • Learn more about your beloved town as you walk around with the Lake Forest - Lake Bluff Historical Society! The walk will include Triangle Park and stops at the John J. Halsey House and the Devillo Holt House. After the walk, everyone is invited to the Historical Society to see the new permanent exhibit on the history of the community. 
Northcroft Park
1401 S Ridge Rd, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
October 20
7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Prepare to be spooked on a self-guided walk through the haunted forest from Northcroft Park to Stirling Hall. Creepy creatures, spooky sounds, or scary sights will be lurking behind every corner. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight if you dare. After your adventure, join the bonfire at Stirling Hall with hot apple cider and s’mores. A shuttle will be provided from Stirling Hall back to Northcroft Park. Shuttle ends at 9 pm. This event is free, but registration is encouraged. Use code 10350106 at For questions or additional information, contact John Eldridge at 847.810.3940
About GO Lake County:
Inspired by a presentation and challenge from former Surgeon General, Vivek K. Murthy, to encourage more movement among US Residents, the GO initiative was founded by the Gurnee Park District. Gurnee Park District has now partnered with the Live Well Lake County Movement to expand GO initiatives into Lake County communities.
Partner with us!
The City of Lake Forest would like the GO Lake Forest brand to be associated with all activities in Lake Forest that promotes being healthy and active. If you have an activity that you would like to be part of GO Lake Forest please contact Jason Busdeker at the Recreation Department at
Thank you to our community partners!
When you're out and about, be sure to download the Lake Forest Go app!
LaLFGo_app_icon_jpgke Forest Go brings you extensive local knowledge from Lake Forest historians, architects, and residents. These facts and stories are brought to life when you are near hundreds of relevant places around Lake Forest.
There is no text read, or routes to follow – just put your earbuds in your ears and phone in your pocket. As you move around Lake Forest we will share stories about the things you pass.
  • Want to know which Lake Forest homes were designed by famed Chicago architects? Lake Forest Go will point them out as you pass.
  • Want to hear how Lake Forest transformed from a shanty town in the mid-1800s to a wealthy country getaway by the turn of the century 20th? Just take a stroll down Western Avenue.
  • You might know what celebrities have lived in Lake Forest … but has anyone ever pointed out where? Lake Forest Go will!
Lake Forest Go is designed to make learning about Lake Forest easy and fun.

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
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