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    About Forest Lake - Park Ridge
    Cook County, Illinois

    Forest Lake is located in Park Ridge, Illinois, under 30 miles from Chicago. Cook County is named after Daniel Pope Cook and has a population of 5.15 million.

    Forest Lake is incredibly close to O’Hare International Airport, less than 10 minutes away. Urgent care can be provided at Rainbow Hospital and Palliative Care, less than two miles away.

    Stock up on snacks and groceries at Trader Joe’s, which is around six minutes from the lake. Locals recommend restaurants such as More Than Pasta, Lola’s Diner, Wally’s Restaurant, and The Sandlot.

    On and Around the Water

    Forest Lake is in Maine Park next to the Maine Park Leisure Center and Wildwood Nature Center. The park also includes a sled hill, pavilion, ball field, soccer field, picnic area, playground, restrooms, walking trails, and plenty of parking.

    Anglers can make use of the fishing deck to find a variety of fish including largemouth bass, bullhead, catfish, pumpkinseed, and bream/bluegill.

    Explore Chicago

    With its proximity to Chicago, this lake is surrounded by endless things to do.

    One of the top attractions is Navy Pier which offers tons of rides, including a Ferris wheel that gives a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and the rest of the city. There is lots of shopping around the pier and many different options for food.

    Museum-lovers should visit The Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

    Millennium Park features a theatre, an ice rink, and the famous Chicago “Bean.”

    Shedd Aquarium has a wide range of exhibits and has fish from all over the world.

    Excellent Location for Lake Life

    Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Forest Lake is an excellent choice.