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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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All reviews lake michigan navy pier rent a bike divvy bike beautiful lake chicago skyline lincoln park nice walk oak street beach great place to walk soldier field adler planetarium north side buckingham fountain people watching big city shedd aquarium
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Reviewed yesterday

The lakefront is the city's backyard playground. No matter what your interest or amount of time, this is the real deal.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank shalynnj1976
Reviewed yesterday

A great trail with separate trails for peds and bike, great views, bike rentals, views of the marina, I wish I could have done more of it but started quite late in the day.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TorChic
Reviewed 4 days ago

Best way to enjoy the skyline of Chicago is along the Lakefront trail. Hire a bike or take stroll along the shore and enjoy the view.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Fawkes66
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is nothing like Chicago's Lakefront Trail. Our favorite destination is the north side of Adler Planetarium. We sit there in the summer marveling at the Chicago skyline and Monroe Harbor.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hans M
Reviewed 4 days ago

its a nice well designed trail with cycles available for hire not at exorbitant price. seems fine but not many places to leave your bike safely in 4 hr trail.so u cant stop to rnjoy the beauty of the lake front

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AnandNeha2006
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ran along part of the Lakefront Trail one morning taking in the breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. It was cold, however, so if you go in the winter you will need to wrap up warm. There are lots of geese grazing along the Lake...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

came along here a few times or nearby in a segway and walking, some nice views and also can see the chicago skyline. this as well as seeing the lovely fountain or two not far off the trail or head towards the solder field or...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dgraham76
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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20 September 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!
Kim A
17 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.