Out and About with Compass: The Lakefront Trail

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/23/17 9:30 AM

Topics: Local Focus & Events

Lake Michigan, with it’s beautiful water, waves and wildlife, and expansive shoreline is arguably Chicago’s finest asset! It provides our city with many necessities, but also hours of recreation and stunning views. This spring, take a trip down the Lakefront Trail, stretching 18 miles along Lake Michigan’s coast, for a state-of-the-art tour of the city of Chicago.

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You can travel on the trail any way you’d like. It’s perfect for a leisurely early morning stroll, but if you’re in the mood for something more active, throw on your rollerblades or hop on a bike to take in the sights and sounds of the city. You’ll have the lake on one side, and on the other you’ll pass by some of Chicago’s most popular attractions, including Grant Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, Soldier Field, the Museum Campus, and Belmont Harbor, just to name a few!  There are amenities like washrooms and concession stands along the way too to make your trip comfortable. 

It’s the perfect activity to plan while the kids are on spring break in the coming weeks, and there are plenty of entertaining pit-stops to enjoy as you go! Have fun!

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