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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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  • Beautiful lake (looks like the sea it's so big!!) lovely to walk along the walkways and so serene and calming. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • Lake Michigan is huge and the city by looking at it seems a sea. There are some points for those who like to sail since the wind is considerable. The city takes a special atmosphere at LAKESHORE where an avenue runs along the water. The city has at least a private yacht Club
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  • One of the Great Lakes, Michigan and Illinois, located between the Lakes. A very big sea make it oppressive, but .... According to legend. The view from the side of Michigan, to Chicago, so look in the direction of the arc Michigan Illinois more grunge. Very hot babe, you can see the sunset.
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