Winthrop Harbor, Illinois is a village community located 60 miles north of Chicago, resting on the shores of Lake Michigan and on the border of Wisconsin. Book one of the Winthrop Harbor hotels and enjoy your stay in this peaceful and family-friendly harbor community.
Fly into Chicago O'Hare International Airport and catch a cab or rental car shuttle curbside. The Regional Transit Authority also provides convenient public transit to Winthrop Harbor. Just take the CTA Blue Line train to Jefferson Park and transfer to the Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line. At Clybourne, change to the Metra Union Pacific North Line and ride it just under an hour till you reach the Winthrop Harbor stop. This route will take you through Chicago, so if you like, break up your trip with a night out on the town and stay in one of the hotels in Chicago before proceeding to Winthrop Harbor.
When you arrive in Winthrop Harbor, nab one of the Winthrop Harbor rental cars and prepare to explore the region. The North Point Marina is the place to visit. Its moorage of over 1,500 boats makes it the largest marina on the Great Lakes. Charter a boat and speed around Lake Michigan, or simply enjoy sunny days on the sand at Illinois Beach State Park. From late spring to early fall, salmon and trout fishing is big throughout the waters along the coast of Illinois and Wisconsin, and Winthrop Harbor is a great place to join a fishing charter. Inland, enjoy the dune wildlife of the Spring Bluff Forest Preserve. When you work up an appetite, Sheridan Road features numerous dining options, as well as many of the hotels in Winthrop Harbor IL.
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