At the north end of Chicago’s Gold Coast, where Dearborn Parkway meets North Avenue, you’ll encounter a splendid, block-long rectangular garden. In season, it features native Illinois prairie grasses and flowers, as well as the traditional decorative annuals and is cultivated entirely by volunteers. Inviting walkways on either side lead walkers, bicyclists, and baby-stroller pushers northward to the foot of an imposing statue of a standing Abraham Lincoln. Beyond Old Abe, through tunnels under LaSalle Drive, lies a park stretching nearly four miles along the shore of Lake Michigan and past the North Side’s yacht harbors. This is the grand entrance to Chicago’s Lincoln Park.
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