Welcome To Our Self-Guided Tour!
There’s no right or wrong way to see Lake Forest College’s campus. It’s beautiful any time of the year, and our small size makes it easy for students to get around. We’ve put together a short self-guided walking tour with some notable locations for you to experience campus when it’s convenient for you. If you’re interested in a guided tour, please go to lakeforest.edu/visit and schedule a personal visit.
Directions to Campus
From Chicago — Take I-94 (Edens Expressway) north toward Waukegan. When I-94 splits off toward Milwaukee, stay left on the Edens, which becomes U.S. Route 41. Exit at Deerpath Road, turn right (east) onto Deerpath and continue through the town of Lake Forest and toward the College.
From points North — Take I-94 south from Milwaukee. Just south of the Wisconsin-Illinois line, stay left and follow U.S. Route 41. Exit at Deerpath Road, turn left (east) onto Deerpath, and continue through the town of Lake Forest and toward the College.
From points West & Southwest (including O’Hare Airport) — Take I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), which becomes I-94, north to Illinois Route 60 (Town Line Road). Exit and turn right (east) on Route 60. Continue east to Route 43 (Waukegan Road), turn left (north) for 1/2 mile to Deerpath Road. Turn right (east) onto Deerpath and continue through the town of Lake Forest and toward the College.
Lake Forest — Once in Lake Forest on Deerpath Road, proceed east through the business district and across the railroad tracks. Deerpath winds through a residential area; the next stop sign is Sheridan Road, which is the entrance to North Campus. For Middle Campus and most College offices, turn right (south) onto Sheridan Road, go one block to College Road, and turn left (east) into the College through the stone pillars. The entrance to South Campus is at Maplewood and Sheridan Roads.
Once you arrive at the College, continue on Sheridan Road until you reach Middle Campus. Free parking is available at Patterson Lodge, which is also Stop A on the self-guided tour .