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Lake Arlington is an artificial lake and popular recreation area in Arlington Heights in Cook County. The park features amenities to interest visitors of all ages and it is a local favorite for family friendly outdoor recreation. Amenities include playgrounds, picnic areas, a fishing pier, boardwalk, boats for rent and of course, a trail.
A two-mile asphalt trail forms a circuit around the lake. Spurs from this loop reach into the adjacent residential neighborhoods and parks, including Wildwood and Flentie parks. Trail users can extend their trip by taking the Prospect Heights Bike Path. From the southeast corner of the lake, take E. Towne Boulevard to Lake Arlington Drive, then take that sidepath northwest to Schoenbeck Road. The Prospect Heights Bike Path picks up from there in Somerset Park and winds down in a utility corridor to Woodland Trails park in Mount Prospect.
The easiest parking is at the west end of Lake Arlington (2201 N Windsor Dr, Arlington Heights). There are a number of accessible spaces with striped access aisles.
It is a nice setting. It has a lane for walking and a lane for bikes. Last I was there, dogs were not allowed. I enjoyed this trail. It’s a big circle. There is also a park for kids.
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