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Lake Michigan, Illinois
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More like an inland sea than a lake, Lake Michigan boasts a shoreline 2,600 km (1,600 mi) long, making it the fifth largest lake in the world. Nearly 12 million people live along the lake's shores, most of them in the metropolitan areas of Chicago and Milwaukee. You can explore a seemingly endless network of beaches, orchards, historical sites, award-wining wineries, parks, camping areas, and recreational resorts located along the shoreline, or choose to see the giant lake from the comfort of a traditional schooner or modern tour boat. For an urban experience on the lake, explore Chicago's 15 beachfront areas and marinas. Put Lake Michigan and other Chicago attractions into our Chicago travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Huge Lake which offers many possibilities to discover or enjoy. From Chicago a good starting point.
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  • Lake Michigan is what makes Chicago It's the lake and the shore that gives the city it's unique atmosphere It's cleaner than ever and visiting the beaches is a treat in the summer as well as walking t...  more »
  • I like the large lakes too, like the sea. Panoramic views and the cool breeze to walk alone is too much of a good mood.
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