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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
+1 312-742-7529
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Having a day to take in the Sun in Chicago, I fell in love with place. I took a long walk, watching the people from various backgrounds. If you have a few hours to relax in Chicago, this is the place to go. Make sure...More

Thank Ken V
Reviewed 2 October 2017

On a warm day, the beaches are packed and lots of beach volleyball games are in progress. It's a great view of Lake Michigan. A real celebration of life. Great for casual biking...not a place for competitive biking when crowded. On a nice day, it's...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

What a great place to run, walk or bike. I felt like I could have ran all day, the view is amazing, the air was clean and there were lots of things and people to look at. Just don't get in the bike lane if...More

Thank TAMU2001
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I left the hotel and proceeded to the pedestrian tunnel to get across to the Lakeshore Drive. There is a little beach with sand. The lake water comes onto the path in places - no barriers! You can walk, run or bike along this wide...More

Thank 24lorraineS
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The Lakefront Trail runs from the north side to the south side, with the Navy Pier in between. Easy fun walking, with great views of both downtown and the lake. Have a picnic, stroll, bike, or enjoy the rides at the Navy Pier.

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 1 October 2017

It is great to take a bike and ride along the trail, or just walk there. In the summer you can go to one of the beaches along the trail.

Thank Daniel N
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is why Chicago is one of the best cities. The trail, the lake shore, the small restaurants, the wildlife sanctuaries along it are all a joy!

Thank Javajules
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Another great place to sit and people watch. People are bike riding, jogging or walking so there is plenty to watch. Even though the weather was in the nineties the breeze coming off of Lake Michigan made it more than bearable. Good place for a...More

Thank Hoppyh2
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I decided to walk the Lakefront trail and see the sights on foot - something my companions did not seem to share. The walk is well paved and fairly flat, with plenty of room for strollers, bicycles and roller blades. You do not need to...More

2  Thank GeilaWills
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Great way to see the spectacular lakefront! Easy and wide trail - perfect for all ability levels. Many places along the way for a bathroom break, snack or drink, and more sights than can be named to see. You'll pass many joggers and walkers, but...More

1  Thank mayfieldmom
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.