Chicago Lakefront Trail

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Lake Michigan Lakefront (at N Lakeshore Dr), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
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    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
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    • 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 1:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
9.5/10

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  • What you need to know
    Courtney G.
    Be careful when crossing the path at Montrose, Wilson and Lawrence.(3 Tips)
    ToryBurch
    18-mile trail along Lake Michigan in the summer(2 Tips)
    Jaterra G.
    I suggest walking along here for some sun or fresh air or the view.(10 Tips)
    April B.
    Park at Montrose and bike along the lakefront past McCormick Place.(13 Tips)
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  • Wynne J.

    Hey Chicago Lakefront Trail, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more

    Wynne Jacobson · 2 weeks ago
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  • Mark M.

    I did a 10 mile ride this week on the trail for the first time, it was amazing! Read more

    Mark Modricker · April 20
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  • Jaterra G.

    Don't get run over by bikers. I love them to death, but you're not the only one using the trail. I suggest walking along here for some sun or fresh air or the view.

    Jaterra Grant · April 16
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  • Vera B.

    Hey Chicago Lakefront Trail, join Freebie! Read more

    Vera Bowman · April 3
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  • Justin R.

    One of the best things about Chicago.

    Justin Rand · March 31
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  • April B.

    Park at Montrose and bike along the lakefront past McCormick Place. Best early morning-gets crowded after 10 on weekends.

    April Bayne · December 31, 2014
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  • Greatist

    Start on the path and run around the Shedd Aquarium, which is one of the city's most beautiful views, and through the Field Museum. Read more

    Greatist · September 26, 2014
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  • Mike M.

    One of my favorite places in the city. Lots of good scenery (nature and people alike)

    Mike Mollica · September 21, 2014
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  • Matt T.

    Of course you don't have to worry about being distracted in the winter unless you find snow sexy. lol

    Matt Thomas · January 24, 2014
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  • Matt T.

    If you are a guy, the hot, bikini clad women from Oak St. to Fullerton Ave. will distract you. Be careful!!!

    Matt Thomas · January 24, 2014
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  • Kelli S.

    College Kids: Don't gain the Freshman 15 and take advantage of this gorgeous Lakefront Trail. Walk, run, or bike alone or with friends. Bonus: jump in the water afterwards!

    Kelli Sullivan · November 17, 2013
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  • Courtney G.

    Be careful when crossing the path at Montrose, Wilson and Lawrence. Bikes have the right of way, but a lot of cars don't see it that way!

    Courtney Granger · October 26, 2013
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  • Igor B.

    There's a long pier that stretches well into the lake, near Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary --- bike along the shore and you'll see it.

    Igor Baltiyskiy · October 10, 2013
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  • Kelcie B.

    Favorite place to run!

    Kelcie Becker · October 8, 2013
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  • Leyla A.

    I often take this path, don't be surprised if you see me here... And I'll probably try to talk to you. Let's not make it awkward

    Leyla Arsan · September 25, 2013
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  • Scott Kleinberg

    My favorite stretch is from Ohio Street Beach to North Avenue Beach.

    Scott Kleinberg · September 8, 2013
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  • Joseph R.

    Much better at night; less traffic on the path.

    Joseph R. · August 9, 2013
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  • Lena D.

    The perfect skater's path. 17 miles of paved awesomeness with epic sights at every turn. Sure, a few rough spots (Mile 11-12 etc) and some crowding, but overall a fantastic workout. 9.99/10

    Lena Duda · July 29, 2013
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  • USA TODAY

    This paved, 18-mile path along scenic Lake Shore Drive is often packed with joggers, bike commuters and tourists alike. Read more

    USA TODAY · July 24, 2013
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  • Miyeon P.

    Be careful of birds hiding in the bushes, they will attack your head!

    Miyeon Presky · July 17, 2013
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  • Garret L.

    Watch out for bikers. And walkers that take up the path.

    Garret Luppino · July 11, 2013
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  • Erin

    Don't forget your sunscreen!

    Erin · June 20, 2013
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  • Deandrea B.

    First time checking in? I hope you enjoyed the Lake! My gosh people act like it never exist.

    Deandrea Brown · June 1, 2013
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  • Dawon H.

    Watch out for duck poop

    Dawon Hawkins · May 21, 2013
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  • Brian M.

    Watch out for flying douchebags in tanktops and aerobars.

    Brian Morrissey · May 15, 2013
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  • Pete C.

    Watch out for flying squirrels

    Pete Cassell · May 8, 2013
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Photographers! Check out this Documerica photo of Calumet Park in 1973. Take a photo of the area today, share it with our State of the Environment Photo Project, and help us document the changes. Read more

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  • Marsha K.

    Stay on your right side on the trails. Pass carefully on the left.

    Marsha K. · April 7, 2013
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  • Radim S.

    Run in the mornings before bike commuters flood the trail, but smile at them - it's a place for everyone!

    Radim Svoboda · March 29, 2013
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  • Audrey M.

    Perfect for running because there are no stop lights and pedestrians crowding the sidewalks.

    Audrey Morgan · January 17, 2013
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  • Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Area Real Estate Expert - Keller Williams Realty

    Great views and friendly folks who are exercising - non stop people moving and magnificent water sounds of Lake Michigan here we come!

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  • Pinch R.

    The best, hottest, and most grueling training runs while enjoying the scenic beauty of the lakefront in the summer.

    Pinch R · October 1, 2012
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  • Jesus M.

    Take time to slow down and look around you because few people have the privilege to have the view of the Lake and the City in such grandeur. Also, don't be an ass and smoke by runners and bikers.

    Jesus Manteca · September 7, 2012
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  • Jack

    Beautiful spot for a morning run

    Jack · August 30, 2012
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  • DJ SPEED 😄👉👌😄

    relax alil enjoy life

    DJ SPEED 😄👉👌😄 · August 2, 2012
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  • Shannon H.

    While the beaches close at 11p the lake shore path is open all night to people looking to bike, run, or walk... It's a great place to spend time on a beautiful night!

    Shannon Heath · July 24, 2012
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  • CindyLou

    What a beautiful day !!

    CindyLou · July 4, 2012
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  • Ryan A.

    Great way to relieve stress and unwind!

    Ryan Anderson · June 15, 2012
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  • Daisy M.

    Best view of the city skyline - riding north up the bike path, rounding the corner and BAM!

    Daisy Mertzel · June 13, 2012
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  • Jen M.

    Perfect place to go for a stroll. On a sunny day the view is incredible.

    Jen Mata · June 12, 2012
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  • Pam P.

    Watch out for bikers.

    Pam P · June 7, 2012
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  • Gana R.

    Bring sunblock - That sun is starting to cook!

    Gana Raman · May 30, 2012
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  • Audreylovingmesumkellz B.

    Best bike path

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  • Erick N.

    If you are jogging, watch out for Lance Armstrong wanna be cyclists.

    Erick Neu · May 21, 2012
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  • Rodney M.

    Great place to run...even for a monkey!

    Rodney Max · May 13, 2012
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  • a k

    Early mornings before 6 are the most ideal...

    a k · April 28, 2012
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  • Aaron C.

    Make sure to join the scores of people on the miles of trail along Lake Shore Drive to run, walk, bike or roller blade. Make sure to always have your camera ready.

    Aaron Cruz · April 15, 2012
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  • Amy K.

    Great place to walk, run and bicycle! Leave the pooch at home though, someone can get hurt if the two get tangled!

    Amy K · April 6, 2012
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  • Dorothy C.

    Water clears your mind, body and soul

    Dorothy Crawley · March 24, 2012
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  • Sharecare

    Get the most out of your walk when you're here. Bump up your walk with these tips and techniques. Read more

    Sharecare · February 2, 2012
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