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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...more
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540 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-3414
Near North Side
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All reviews lake michigan navy pier rent a bike divvy bike beautiful lake chicago skyline nice walk lincoln park oak street beach great place to walk soldier field adler planetarium north side buckingham fountain big city people watching shedd aquarium
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Really a spectacular selling-point for Chicago. On other occasions I've gotten the pleasure of running the trail, though this time I just had the pleasure of walking along it. We enjoyed a gorgeous sunset over the lake as we walked north along the river to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank cdkassotis
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love riding the lake, but super important to get out there early, if you want a congestion-free trail to ride. Some parts ( near beaches are more congested than others) but still nice smooth ride for the most part.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank neebee19
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shared by runners, walkers and cyclists is eighteen miles or relatively flat road that's really quite busy, you have to keep your eyes open and your wits about you, so there are no accidents. The view is spectacular!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank greekbecky2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking long Lake Michigan is really refreshing. On this trip I walked from Navy Pier to Soldier Field. It was cool (high 50s F) and partly cloudy. Great views of the Lake, Grant Park, skyscrapers in the distance, and planes departing from O'Hare and arriving...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Nathan O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome trail for hiking, running or just enjoying yourself by the lake with splendid view of the Chicago skyline

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Latvian_dude
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The view over Lake Michigan was spectacular. We were amazed at the amount of people skating, jogging, cycling and walking on the lakeside trail, but I suppose it was a Sunday. We hired bikes near Navy Pier - be aware that if you hire for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank H L
Reviewed 12 November 2018

You can pick this up and drop off it at any spot on the trail. It's great to be near the Lake and have it shared with all persons!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marilynska
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Lake Michigan is beautiful, and the Lakeshore Trail lets you visit hundreds of beautiful places that are next to it. On our visit to Chicago, we didn't explore the full length of it - that would take days or weeks! But the downtown parys are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Its so much to do on a hot day. Swim, volleyball, ride bikes, read on the sand, or just go for a walk.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mimil90
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Just avoid in the summertime all day because people walk and ride their bikes like buffoons. Otherwise, excellent.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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