Chicago Lakefront Trail

Lake Michigan Lakefront (at N Lakeshore Dr), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
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    • 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
  • Mon
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • ToryBurch

    The best way to see the city skyline. Run, walk or bike along this 18-mile trail along Lake Michigan in the summer, spring, fall and winter (if you can brave those Chicago temperatures).

    ToryBurch · April 18, 2011
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  • Dorothy C.

    Water clears your mind, body and soul

    Dorothy Crawley · March 24, 2012
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  • Rachel

    arguably the best part about living in Chicago. biking along the lake keeps me sane.

    Rachel · August 23, 2011
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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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  • Angie K.

    Jog going south if you like seeing shirtless, hot bods.

    Angie K · September 15, 2010
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  • Jeff K.

    go early or go late to avoid serious congestion

    Jeff Kean · March 8, 2010
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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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  • venessa t.

    A great path to jog or bike. Some bikers ride very fast on this path so be aware of the people around you.

    venessa tarbell · November 17, 2011
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  • Michael M.

    Most days between Fullerton and North Ave this place is a zoo.

    Michael Martineau · March 10, 2010
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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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  • Rachel S.

    Beautiful views. Nothing better for a run.

    Rachel Strayhall · October 9, 2011
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  • Downtown D.

    You will most certainly be using this path on 9/10/11 if you're participating in @dtdash!

    Downtown Dash · September 6, 2011
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  • Brent K.

    Make sure to get horseshoes that can handle the ice.

    Brent Knepper · January 7, 2011
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  • Laura Harvey S.

    Awesome view!

    Laura Harvey Stout · February 20, 2011
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  • Joseph R.

    Much better at night; less traffic on the path.

    Joseph R. · August 9, 2013
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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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  • a k

    Early mornings before 6 are the most ideal...

    a k · April 28, 2012
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  • Ant

    It's cold as hell outside right now.

    Ant · September 18, 2011
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  • The Hamburgerlar

    Run for Hamburgers!!

    The Hamburgerlar · April 1, 2011
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  • Shannon ..

    Walk from Museum campus to Navy Pier.

    Shannon . · April 18, 2010
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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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  • Miyeon P.

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

    Miyeon Presky · July 17, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • John M.

    Watch out for dogs n shit...

    John Mickens · January 3, 2012
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  • Kimberly F.

    Bring a windbreaker. The wind is whipping!

    Kimberly Faeh · November 12, 2011
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  • Nicole B.

    Say hi to Spencer at the Boucher bros chairs!

    Nicole Brinck · August 25, 2011
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  • Lin Z.

    Nice and windy

    Lin Zhu · April 2, 2011
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  • Universal Sports

    Andy Schleck believes he is the Tour De France favorite. Come see if he is right. Tune into Universal Sports for exclusive cycling coverage. Read more

    Universal Sports · February 9, 2011
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  • Michael M.

    if u r not a dog person watch for unleashed jogger dogs...most really well trained and friendly

    Michael McCarthy · December 11, 2010
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  • s p.

    lovely walk to the pier and back. good picnic area adjacent to beach.

    s p · September 12, 2010
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  • Jane L.

    No mile markers from 2.5 to 6!

    Jane Lang · August 17, 2010
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  • LaRae

    Don't be creepin...

    LaRae · July 1, 2010
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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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  • 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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  • Scott Kleinberg

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

    Scott Kleinberg · September 8, 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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  • 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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  • Marsha K.

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

    Marsha K. · April 7, 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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  • 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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