Introduction to Island Lake, Illinois
Island Lake History
After the Great Depression, the National Mortgage Company took control over this area and developed it as Island Lake Estates, attracting a vast number of settlers. Island Lake was incorporated on June 23, 1952.
Island Lake and nearby Attractions
- Lake County Discovery Museum
- Deerfield Historic Village
- Illinois Beach State Park
- Aquarium Adventure
- Illinois Railway Museum
Things To Do In Island Lake
Local museums include the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, the Elgin Area Historical Society and Museum, and the Lake County Discovery Museum. The Illinois Beach State Park offers swimming, hiking, biking and camping opportunities, and is accessible from Island Lake. The Deerfield Historic Village houses a museum and the Casper Ott Log House, which is the oldest building in Lake County.
Island Lake Transportation
Flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Island Lake Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include the College of Lake County, Elgin Community College, Lake Forest College, Trinity International University and the University of Saint Mary of the Lake.