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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Another one of many trails to explore when visiting Chicago, walk or rent a bike, either way give it your time do see Chicago from another angle, stunning.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was still great although overcast and raining. Wow! great cityscape views too. Picks up at end of Riverwalk and goes out to the planetarium and aquarium.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank gloryVIbe
Reviewed 6 days ago

i love walking downtown chicago and seeing the architecture light up the skyline. Along the water it is so peaceful and during the weekdays especially nice. Many beaches, and contrasting greenway sets a beautiful scene.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GypsyMiki
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chicago Lakefront Trail is a 18.5-mile-long path for walking, jogging, skateboarding and cycling. It is located along the western shore of Lake Michigan and a wonderful way to combine exercise and getting to know Lake Michigan and parts of Chicago. The trail runs through...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Neta_Avivi
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying in Chicago for business, bring good walking or unning shoes and hit this set of paths. Views are breathtaking.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank thekilleens2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to go to the Museum of the Sciences, so we decided to go cycling with the Divvy bikes. If you pay 15 dollars, you can use as many times the bikes during 24 hours, but never longer than 3 hours at a time....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Regina7534
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Chicago for business and needed to relax, what a great place to walk and see some of the city. I was impressed with how clean and safe it was. Definitely will do this again on my next trip.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Berries1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lakefront Trail is a fabulous way to see Lake Michigan while on a bike or while walking. Locals and tourists intermingle on this free trail along the lake's edge. Great views of the lake, volleyball players, beach fans and those enjoying exercise share space...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank sharkshockeyfan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel was a couple minutes from the trail and we got out and walked it a couple of times. Of course its a good place to get your feet wet in Lake Michigan which we did. It was just a nice place to get...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank SunnysideDon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cycling and walking option for 18 miles alongside the Great Lake. We settled for a short walk including a visit to the beach. Gutted we didn't have time to hire bikes to cycle up to Lincoln Park.

Date of experience: September 2019
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cyclist7777
September 19, 2017|
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Response from patriciamF9502FO |
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
October 16, 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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