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Lakefront Trail, Chicago

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  • A walk or bike ride along the lake is a must if visiting Chicago...it's always great views, great exercise and great people watching. A fun activity for family (even with kids), friends or as a couple...  more »
  • The Lakefront trail was a nice, relaxing way to walk back to my hotel by the river after dinner. Saw a number of sail boats and other boats.  more »
  • To make the journey from navy pier to the field Museum, nice walk with in the background the buildings on one side and the Lake on the other side. We have preferred to make these trips along the Lake that through the Millennium park.
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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Great place to bike, rollerskate, walk and run. Friendly people and great view.
  • 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.
  • 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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