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    Chicago >> Chain-o-Lakes route?

    Some friends and I are talking about riding out to Chain-o-Lakes for some camping this spring.

    Not sure about the route. I've ridden nearly to Wisconsin a many times (standard long route to HP and beyond) but I'm curious if there are any suggestions about getting to Chain-o-Lakes.

    If this happens, I'll post a link to the "map my ride" route as a reference.

    Thanks!
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    I would take the North Branch bike path to Dundee Road and Forest Way Dr in Glencoe.
    Head North on Forest Way Dr to Green Bay Rd.
    Take Greenbay to Clavey in Highland Park, then go west on Clavey to Ridge.
    Take Ridge North to Kennedy, Take Kennedy west to St Marys Rd.
    Take St Marys Rd Noth to 176.

    Well, that gets you to Libertyville!

    Hunt Club Rd & Grass Lake Rd are scenic and moderatly safe.

    More later

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    Yep. That is my "plan A" route for "leg #1". Its legs 2 & 3 that I know nothing, nothing at all.
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    bump...
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    Assuming Chain-of-Lakes State Park:

    N on St Marys
    Left on Oak Spring
    Right on Appley
    Right on Sandstone
    Left on Winchester
    Right on Harris
    Left on Peterson
    Right on Rt 60 (Careful)
    Left on Chardon
    Right on Fairfield
    Left on Nippersink
    Left on Fish Lake
    Right on Molidor/Sullivan Lake
    Right on Cuhlman
    Left on Bay
    Right on Chapel Hill
    Right on Johnsberg/Wilmot
    Right on Main Street
    Left on State Park
    Right into Park

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    Slim,
    Have you looked at the Grand Illinois Trail? This segment looks like it largely covers your question.
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    Thanks TT & dupie! Good stuff.
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    If you get to St. Marys take it past 176 up to 137, turn right on 137 and then immediate left on O'Plaine. Take O'Plaine to Washington, turn left to Hunt Club, turn right to Millburn / Grass Lake. Turn Left and head west to your destination. I rode this route in reverse when riding from home in Antioch to Deerfield for Bike-to-work day last year
    Last edited by wallybrau; 03-07-09 at 08:34 PM.

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    thanks wallybrau!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallybrau View Post
    If you get to St. Marys take it past 176 up to 137, turn right on 137 and then immediate left on O'Plaine. Take O'Plaine to Washington, turn left to Hunt Club, turn right to Millburn / Grass Lake. Turn Left and head west to your destination. I rode this route in reverse when riding from home in Antioch to Deerfield for Bike-to-work day last year
    Avoid 137 - nasty. Before you get that far:

    Right on Lexington
    Left on Saddle Hill
    Right on White Fence
    Left on O'Plaine

    TF

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTurtle View Post
    Avoid 137 - nasty. Before you get that far:

    Right on Lexington
    Left on Saddle Hill
    Right on White Fence
    Left on O'Plaine

    TF
    Agreed - I knew there was a way to cut through that sub-division but didn't research it carefully enough beforehand... I would definitely use that route next time.

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