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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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“lake michigan” (185 reviews)
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540 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-3414
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"navy pier"
in 251 reviews
"lake michigan"
in 185 reviews
"rent a bike"
in 61 reviews
"divvy bike"
in 26 reviews
"chicago skyline"
in 72 reviews
"nice walk"
in 49 reviews
"oak street beach"
in 21 reviews
"lincoln park"
in 60 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 21 reviews
"soldier field"
in 35 reviews
"adler planetarium"
in 22 reviews
"north side"
in 18 reviews
"buckingham fountain"
in 32 reviews
"people watching"
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"big city"
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"shedd aquarium"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Get a day pass for $15 and cycle around town as much as you can. This part is one of the best. Well constructed and laid out in most parts.

1  Thank Christian N
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I used the trail on foot to reach Lincoln Park Zoo and also to take pictures at sunrise. One forts great views of the city skyline.

2  Thank andyh67186334
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We decided to walk instead of renting a bike. This gave us time to stroll along the beautiful Lake Front Trail and talk

2  Thank Pamela R
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

When the weather is nice, this is a beautiful walk. I'll go alone or take my dog on a walk. There always seem to be people out and about on the trail running, walking, biking. I feel safe walking alone and would highly recommend the...More

1  Thank dstapp08
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This has to be one of the most relaxing bike rides for the unambitious (including me!). It's flat! Almost enough said. You can just go forever and the city unfolds on one side as the lake sparkles on the other. Lots of options--ride to the...More

1  Thank CarolitaNYC
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely sunny day, but the Windy City lived up to its name. The waters looked almost Carrie an like with turquoise hues.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Great place for a long run, I stayed in Lakeview and it was less than a mile to get to the trail. It is right off Lake Michigan so bundle up it gets cold!

Thank Dev313
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

One of my favorite things to do is bike the lakefront trail. It is normally not too crowded and you can bike for 1 mile or 30+ miles. You may want to experiment on the amount of people if you are going to make this...More

Thank sdamron2017
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Easily accessible, You can go as long as you like. Bike, run, walk. The lake is right at your side. So nice not to have traffic to deal with as it is a dedicated path.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

The Lakefront Trail is a great place for walking or a bike ride. A great place to see the city skyline and the lake. Be prepared because it is cooler down by the lake so it is always a good idea to have a jacket...More

Thank James D
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Nearby
Streeterville
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
...More
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cyclist7777
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!
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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.
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