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Chicago sits on the shore of this Great Lake.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went down to the navy pier in Chicago for some activities and we noticed the water is a beautiful blue and looks very clean! We asked some of the locals about it and they said it was safe for swimming and has good visibility....More

Thank Pamela820
Reviewed 3 days ago

Chicagoland is a great place to explore the third largest, and only one fully enclosed within the US, of the the Great Lakes. You can choose to observe it from a number of "Sky Decks" that tower over the city and give a wonderful view...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With the City of Chicago perched on the edge of Lake Michigan, the perfect setting is in place for all water born activities. Certainly, walking around Navy Pier, there are a number of excursions and trips available in a selection of big and small craft....More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see and visit especially in the summer! Boats are everywhere on the lake in the summer. You can see everyone on the lake front running, cycling and sunbathing in the summer!

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake and its turquoise colours is beautiful. There are comfortable places by the water to walk, bike, skate or just sit and enjoy the place. There are several attractions nearby so you can go and return from and to the shore each time it...More

Thank thecharlesP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to see Lake Michigan during some gorgeous weather and then were even more fortunate to go aboard a cruise boat and eat dinner and witness the Chicago Skyline. I’ve seen movies and documentaries of the Great Lakes but to see them...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see Lake Michigan by going East on Belmont all the way to the Lake. There are cement steps there and a excellent view though no swimming. There is a playground by Briar.

Thank Lily S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

It's an excellent place for relaxing and doing leisure activity. You have fun rides.giant wheel, boat cruise., cycling options and resturants to eat. Well connected by Metra,it is an ideal pace to spend your weekend.

Thank Aasheesh9
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We were just amazed how beautiful the water was today on Lake Michigan. There are so many places that you can sit along the water and just watch the world go by. Bring a picnic and make a day of it. So relaxing and it's...More

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I took a boat tour down the river onto Lake Michigan and it was just amazing. When you pass the lock it feels like going out onto the ocean - you just cannot see the other side. Also the view of the city skyline from...More

Thank Maddox611
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