There is no need to get far from Grayslake to come into contact with nature thanks to Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve. Located just north of town the preserve is almost a third of the size of Grayslake itself, with more than 1,200 acres of land and lake. Dominated mostly by prairie, the preserve also has oak copses, clusters of wildflowers dotting the prairie, and wetlands surrounding the lakes. A mixed-use trail runs around the border of the preserve, open to both bicyclists and hikers, and offers many stations at which to view the wildlife and natural vistas of the preserve.
Grayslake Heritage Ce
Grayslake's extensive local history is displayed at the Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, a combined project of the city and the Grayslake Historical Society. The museum provides extensive information about the growth and change of Grayslake from the farming community it started out as to the dynamic, multifaceted village it is today. In addition to its award-winning exhibits, the museum offers many quality programs year-round that the whole family can enjoy, from music performances to demonstrations of 1800s-style baseball. School groups often come through the museum, which makes a special effort to be sure students know about the history of their town.