There once was a farmer named Gray who settled along a lake – the largest in the land. The community around Gray’s lake grew into a village. The village became Grayslake.
The lake remains at the center of the community and is a year-round attraction with fishing, swimming, and boating in the summer and ice fishing, hockey, and skating in the winter.
Grayslake retains its rural ambience with a historic downtown district and hometown celebrations such as a pet parade. There are also public golf courses, tennis courts, and recreational areas with swimming pools, skate parks, and ball fields. A 1,200-acre county forest preserve on the north side of town has a bird observation deck, trails, and wetlands.
The Grayslake Art Festival, Taste of Grayslake, and Grayslake Summer Days are popular attractions along with the Lake County Fair. Residents and visitors enjoy music, arts and crafts, carnival games, and local food vendors.
Grayslake has two train stations along Metra’s Milwaukee District North and North Central Service lines in addition to Pace bus routes throughout the village.