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Lakefront Trail

540 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-3414
+1 312-742-7529
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The Chicago Lakefront Bicycle Trail is roughly 22 miles of bike paths, stretching from Indiana border up to Evanston. The trail rides through many parks including Jackson Park (including U of Chicago), Grant Park (including Buckingham Fountain/Museum Campus) Millennium Park, and Lincoln Park with its Free Zoo. Plenty of beaches and bike rentals available at Bobby's Bike Hike - 540 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60611 (free maps, helmets).
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540 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-3414
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding views and a nice and relaxing walk from Downtown to Shedd aquarium and even further if you like (better take a bike then). Easy accessible walk and bike along the shore offers excellent views of the city.

Thank dts617
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking, or running, close to the Lake(or biking) seems saf and invigorating. Nice way to experience the wind of the windy city.

Thank CintiKidCincinnati
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would highly recommend getting a divvy bike and riding along the lakefront trail for some lovely views of the lake and the city. But don't ride too far if you're not familiar with the city, some areas are not as nice as others.

1  Thank thesuitcaserdiaries
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice morning run once you scale crossing the street. Construction in November 2017, but still nice to get out.

Thank K C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views of the city from the lakeshore. You can walk/run for miles. Safe and well marked with bathroom stops.

Thank Marek1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With your bike....or simply a nice long walk while enjoying the fine weather along Lake Michigan. Enjoy and relax....on your way to Navy Pier.

Thank robert43041
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from Toronto where our waterfront is very much a hit or miss depending on where you visit, Chicago's waterfront trail is an attraction not to be missed.

1  Thank Ray G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoying the spectacular weather in Chicago, walking everywhere was so fun! The Lake front trail makes you feel like you are on a beach front. The calm water, people jogging, bicycling or just sitting enjoying their time, even in the little beaches really transport you...More

1  Thank Travelcooking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered the trail almost by chance after visiting Lincoln Park. We found a foot bridge over the main highway into/out of town behind the football pitch that led onto the trail. We then followed it into the city taking about 30 mins- a much...More

1  Thank BobBonHere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lakefront Trail really makes Chicago stand out as my favorite city. It is a beautiful view and with perfect weather, it can't be beat. Biking down the trail is one of my favorite things to do in Chicago.

Thank thepartyingtraveler
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of
restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the
docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the
captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you
enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
can also visit other popular attractions there such as
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20 September 2017|
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Response from Patricia M |
There are city parking garages in Grant Park.if you go further north, there are free parking areas at Montrose beach!
Kim A
16 October 2016|
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Response from RusPat_704 | Reviewed this property |
There is a bike rental concession located in Millenium Park right off of Randolph. It is about a block from the lakefront path. There are numerous places to rent the Divvy bikes, but they do not include helmets.