10 destinations for seniors to explore in Lincolnshire, IL.
The Village of Lincolnshire may be small in size, but it packs a ton of fun into its 4.6 square miles. From Broadway musicals and concerts in the park to cultural festivals and art shows, from boutique shopping to fine dining, Lincolnshire offers something for everyone. Here are just a few fun things to do in Lincolnshire, IL.
- Marriott Theatre — For live Broadway shows and musical theater, this highly acclaimed theatre is hard to beat. The arena theatre design gives everyone a great view of the stage. In addition to shows like “Cats” and “Beauty and the Beast,” there are young audience productions the grandkids will love. Marriott Theatre is located at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, just north of Sedgebrook.
- Crane’s Landing Golf Club — Part of the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, this 18-hole PGA championship course boasts pristine woodlands and is an Audubon-certified bird sanctuary. Located across the street from Sedgebrook, Crane’s Landing is one of several beautiful golf courses in the area.
- Par-King Skill Golf — Remember those date nights playing putt-putt? Well, you can still take your partner (or grandkids) on a cheap date that promises loads of fun. At Par-King, you’ll find two 18-hole miniature golf courses with zany features to challenge your skill, including a mini Mount Rushmore, a rocket ship and Humpty Dumpty. Cash only. Kids must be at least 48 inches tall.
- CityPark — Opposite Sedgebrook across Milwaukee Avenue, CityPark is a shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Enjoy unique boutiques, the 20-theatre Regal Cinema and the North Shore’s only IMAX theater, glow-in-the-dark miniature golf, ceramic painting, outdoor summer concerts, and a variety of restaurants.
- Food Truck Fridays — Every other Friday during the summer months, the parking lot of the Lincolnshire Corporate Center transforms into a food fest. Enjoy lobster rolls, barbecue, pizza and other mouthwatering dishes prepared fresh and served hot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Live music, vintage cars and other attractions are part of this fun food celebration. To see what’s on the calendar for FTFs in Lincolnshire, click here.
- Half Day Brewing Company — Go on a brewery tour, sample craft beers and give your taste buds a treat. The menu features hand-tossed pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven, steamed mussels, Angus beef burgers, housemade potato chips and a braised beef of the day. Located in the Village Green shopping center.
- Didier Farms — Stop by their farm stand for some of the best produce in Lake County. Locally grown sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, pattypan squash, zucchini, eggplant, and many varieties of sweet and hot peppers are available in season. They also carry Michigan peaches and apples, along with a selection of freshly baked pies and old-fashioned candies. During the Fall Pumpkinfest, you can go on hayrides, pony rides, explore a corn maze and marvel at exotic zoo animals. Bring the grandkids!
- Rivershire Park and Nature Center — This 15-acre natural area sits on the east bank of the Des Plaines River. Stroll the trails, bird-watch, visit the butterfly garden, or claim a table for a picnic lunch. The Village of Lincolnshire owns and protects 110 acres of Illinois Nature Preserves. If you want to explore further, you’ll find access points for the path system at North Park, Florsheim Nature Preserve and Old Mill Woods. Paths are ADA-accessible.
- Vernon Area Public Library — There are no overdue fines at this popular library serving Lincolnshire and portions of Long Grove, Buffalo Grove and surrounding communities. Check out a book, movie, music CD or video game. You can even have your negatives turned into digital photos. There are also classes and events, book groups, and educational workshops.
- Lincolnshire Art Festival — During the second week of August, the Village Green becomes the site of Lincolnshire’s annual art festival. This year, the festival will host 100 juried artists from around the country. Fine art and fine craft in a variety of media will be on exhibit. Interactive artist demos, live music, great food and fun art activities for kids make this a wonderful weekend for the whole family.
As you can see, you don’t have to look far for things to do in Lincolnshire, Illinois. But if you want to explore further, there are 52 villages and cities in Lake County, each with its own charms, festivals, shopping and eateries. Lake County also boasts 70 lakes, four state parks and nearly 31,000 acres of scenic forest preserves. If you love the outdoors, our trails and waterways make it easy to get in touch with nature.
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