Introduction to Fox Lake, Illinois
Fox Lake History
Fox Lake, founded in 1907, was first explored by French settlers in the 1600s. The area, named Nippersink in the 1800s, is located in McHenry County, which was established in 1836. The county, originally a part of Cook and LaSalle Counties, was named in honor of Major William McHenry. The village of Fox Lake was incorporated in 1907.
Fox Lake and nearby Attractions
- Lakeland Shopping Center
- Grant Hall Museum
- Chain O' Lakes Area ArtWorks Children's Museum
- Volo Bog State Natural Area
- Volo Auto Museum
- Moraine Hills State Park
Things To Do In Fox Lake
Fox Lake offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Grant Hall Museum provides absorbing insights into the history of this area. The Lakeland Shopping Center is the local shopping destination. Golf enthusiasts can play a round at the Fox Lake Country Club. The Volo Bog State Natural Area, the Chain O'Lakes State Park, and Moraine Hills State Park are also nearby.
Fox Lake Transportation
Chicago O'Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Fox Lake Higher Education
College of Lake County, William Rainey Harper College, and McHenry County College are in the neighborhood.