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    About Thorn Lake
    Cook County, Illinois

    Thorn Lake can be found in South Holland, Illinois, under 30 miles from Chicago. Named after statesman, Daniel Pope Cook, Cook County is the country's second-most populous county with 5.15 million people.

    The closest major airport is Chicago Midway International and is a 42-minute drive from the lake. Urgent care can be provided at Harvey Medical Center, under 10 minutes away.

    Groceries and snacks can be found five minutes away at the nearby ALDI. Locals recommend restaurants such as Bottoms Up Bar & Grill, CREPE AVE, and Blueberry Field Pancake House & Restaurant.

    Delightfully Quaint

    Thorn Lake’s private, small size allows it to be so close to Chicago, all while maintaining affordability. Many homes offer docks or ramps for easy access into the water for plenty of fun.

    Despite its size, this lake still can offer great fishing. The most popular species caught here are channel catfish, largemouth bass, and warmouth.

    Entertainment Options

    With its proximity to Chicago, there are endless opportunities when it comes to worthwhile activities.

    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 plenty 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.

    Explore Nature

    Reconnect with nature at the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Enjoy over 100 miles of paved trails and 200 miles of unpaved trails. With 70,000 acres of lush fauna, this preserve has something for everyone.

    Excellent Location for Lake Life

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