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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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"nice walk"
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"soldier field"
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"great place to walk"
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"adler planetarium"
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We used the Divvy bikes which were great. Much cheaper then renting. The trail is very relaxing and an easy ride.

3  Thank Silke P
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The lakefront trail was a great way to see the city skyline, and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The bike-share program is a good way to ride the trail too. We were staying a little north of downtown and rode...More

Thank LWest4
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Rent bikes or use the city's Divvy bikes and go for a ride along the lake. It's a great way to cover more area and see the lake area.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We rented the city bikes, which worked great. We rode for miles along the lake and the city view was spectacular! It was great way to take both in.

2  Thank dlqb5779
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Excellent opportunity to get out and bike or walk. Connects with the riverfront at Navy Pier. Great jogging trail.

Thank BlueHenFlyer
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

You can go as far and as short a distance as you want. Ten miles or 10 minutes. From city center you can go south to The Shed, Aquarium or all the way to Soldier Field. Great parks, fountains, Millenium Park, The Bean, boat marinas...More

4  Thank TravelAgentDave
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We rented bikes to get around faster and explore more of the city. I never knew how great of an idea it would be. The trail was beautiful with amazing views of the lake and the city!

Thank fruitl88p
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Great area to walk along the lake. Also bike riding is available, segway tours or roller blading. Great scenery at the lakefront.

Thank Reggie2017
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Where I live, large portions of the lakeshore are cut off to public access due to private property. Chicago city planners did this RIGHT! A great way to get along the city, observe the skyline and people, get exercise and see the lake. Love how...More

2  Thank ZephyrFox
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We spend a great day riding the bicycle and walking around the lake. The view of the high-rise buildings in the background was great.

2  Thank Giora J
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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
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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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