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#5 of 76 Nature & Parks in Chicago
The Lakefront offers a unique days worth of walking, jogging, bicycling with spectacular views of Chicago's skyscrapers, parks, lagoons, zoo, and the third largest body of fresh water in the world!
Located east of Lakeshore Drive, the Chicago Lakefront Trail is an 18.5-mile linear park along Lake Michigan that includes beaches, volleyball courts, playgrounds, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and soccer fields.
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#15 of 76 Nature & Parks in Chicago
It sits right next to Olive Park, voted one of the 10 most romantic parks in the city.
No showers, though if one was industrial/desperate enough – a 10min walk to Navy Pier and there is fountain park – where kids or anyone can run through to cool down.
#20 of 76 Nature & Parks in Chicago
Compared to the bustle of many other well-known parks and attractions, this was a quiet peaceful spot.
This park walks you along the lake with great views of the city on both sides.
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#37 of 76 Nature & Parks in Chicago
... is the Lake Shore Park which of course faces the Lake Shore Drive, the continuous flow of cars and the blue Lake Michigan.
Large park overlooking Lake Shore Drive
#50 of 76 Nature & Parks in Chicago
This park is just a block off Michigan Avenue and is a great spot for little ones to enjoy.
#66 of 76 Nature & Parks in Chicago