Five Ways to Stay Cool in Crystal Lake

We've given you some places to visit while beating the heat.

The heat is here and it doesn't seem to be letting up. It's easy to stay home in the air conditioning, but there are ways to still enjoy what the community has to offer while still staying cool.

  1. The new Acorn Alley at Veteran Acres Park
    The new park features a splash pad and is offers free admission.
  2. Try one of the many coffee shops
    Grab a cup of java, sit down, read and enjoy the air conditioning at one of the coffee shops in town, including Conscious Cup, , and .
  3. Go see a movie at
    A number of movies were just released, including the latest Winnie the Pooh and Cars 2.
  4. Visit
    Three Oaks offers swimming, a splash park, fishing and more. It's free for Crystal Lake residents.
  5. Head to Main Beach for a dip in Crystal Lake
    Main Beach offers a playground, a beach and a great area for a short swim.


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