About Winthrop Harbor
Situated along the shores of Lake Michigan, Winthrop Harbor is a small community with a big marina. In fact, its North Point Marina is the largest on the Great Lakes.
The marina brings nearly a million visitors to the area each year. Residents of the village near the Illinois border enjoy a wealth of recreational activities. The Harbor includes 1,500 boat slips, public beaches, fishing charters, restaurants and the Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club.
Winthrop Harbor has a 20,000-square-foot recreation center that includes a park with a gazebo, baseball fields, a skate park and tennis and basketball courts.
Students attend Winthrop Harbor School District 1, which includes Westfield School and North Prairie Junior High School. High school students attend the Zion-Benton Township High School.
A Metra train station on the Union Pacific North Line provides direct access to downtown Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center.