Introduction to Lake In The Hills, Illinois
Lake In The Hills, Illinois, in McHenry county, is 10 miles N of Elgin, Illinois (center to center) and 41 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.
Lake In The Hills History
The village of Lake in the Hills was founded by Federal Judge Walter J. La Buy in 1923. La Buy purchased 472 acres of the land in 1926 and built five stucco homes. Lake in the Hills, in its early days, was a popular vacation spot and attracted numerous visitors from the Chicago area. It was incorporated as a village on November 29, 1952. Raymond Platt became the first mayor of the village. The first shopping center of Lake in the Hills was constructed in 1987.
Lake In The Hills and nearby Attractions
- Indian Trail Beach
- Dundee Township Historical Society Museum
- Butch Hagele Beach
- Santa's Village - Illinois
- Racing Rapids Water Park
- Fox River Trolley Museum
Things To Do In Lake In The Hills
Lake In The Hills offers a number of scenic parks and nature preserve where you can spend your leisure hours. The Lake In The Hills Fen Nature Preserve boasts of many scenic trails. You can also visit the Leroy Guy Park, Sunset Park, Ken Carpenter Park, Morningside Park, Bark Park, and Barbara Key Park. Golf facilities are available at the Boulder Ridge Golf Course and Country Club. You can also enjoy fishing and boating on Woods Creek Lake.
Lake In The Hills Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International Airport can be reached within a few minutes.
Lake In The Hills Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided by McHenry County College, William Rainey Harper College, Waubonsee Community College, and Elgin Community College.