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Lakefront Trail, Chicago

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  • August 14, 2017
    We rented Divy bikes to ride a great length of this trail. It was nice to get our toes wet in the Lake and just sit and watch the boats go buy. It's a place too to hang a hammock amognst the trees and...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    On a recent Chicago visit, I walked about 2 miles of this 18.5-mile asphalt/concrete trail by Lake Michigan, heading north from the Navy Pier. Though I enjoyed the water and city views, I found the tr...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This was an unexpected gem. Lived right next to the beach and this great road. People ran and biked some went early in the morning. People played volly and bathroom. Although it was felt that not the skyscrapers you were in a big city.
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  • February 8, 2017
    Absolutely gorgeous view of Chicago's skyline. I instantly wanted to change into my work out clothes and go for a run along the path. Although....after some observation, I realized that wouldn't have been a great choice on the day I visited. The current on the lake was pretty intense and water was constantly gushing over the walkway. I'm almost positive it would have knocked me over. So, just a heads up! Be careful on those windy days because you may get a nice unexpected shower. I did enjoy the nice change of pace from the high rise buildings of Mag Mile! I do wish that there was more to do around the Lakefront Path. However; if you're just looking for a place with a great view, a nice place to go for a run, or just relax by the water then this is definitely the spot for you!
  • June 9, 2017
    Death trap. Around Fullerton there is a fence across the path. Northbound, if you can't brake in time and attempt to veer off, they also put up a metal barrier which will wipe you out resulting in the injury seen. Chicago, once again, improving things in the worst possible way! Avoid this section!
  • May 28, 2017
    Great place to bike, rollerskate, walk and run. Friendly people and great view.
  • December 31, 2016
    A nice place to walk or ride your bicycle. Its an awesome experience with the nice cool breeze blowing on your face. Its an amazing experience in this windy city.
  • November 23, 2016
    The lakefront trail is a very convenient way to feel like you're escaping the city. The trail stretches for many miles, going through beaches, parks, and lots of amazing scenery. It's great for walking, biking, and skateboarding too.

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