There’s no better time to discover all the wonders of Historic Long Grove than summer. Coinciding with the first day of Strawberry Fest, June 21st, the advent of summer in Long Grove means fun! When it comes to shopping and dining options, downtown Long Grove has a strong core of varied merchants. The retail landscape is growing at a rapid pace, and includes everything from family-owned home and clothing boutiques, dance studios, a craft brewery, and the oldest tavern and restaurant in Illinois, to Long Grove’s newest developments which include a premier grocery store, a boutique pet shop and the salon that is redefining style – REDEFINED. In terms of recreation, Long Grove’s proximity to Lake County Forest Preserves give outdoorsy types over 31,000 acres (the second largest Forest Preserve District in Illinois) of protected land to explore this summer. Our preserves offer endless opportunities for year-round outside recreation, nature exploration and relaxation. Several preserves are located just minutes from Long Grove homes and boast award-winning facilities, miles of trails and acres of open spaces for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Between the myriad of festivals, hometown events, and free concerts, summer in Long Grove is about as good as it gets!