Lincoln Park/Lakeshore Area

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Ella M on July 31, 2000

They say the best things in life are free and this park, which snakes along Chicago’s lakefront, goes a long way towards proving that. Every city should create a place like this. After work and on the weekends during the warm months, the park is practically swarming with people. At these times, the park possesses a tremendous amount of energy, along with the perpetual serenity that comes from the trees and grass, so rare in a city of steel and concrete. It seems like there’s something for everyone: soccer, softball, frisbee, beach volleyball, playgrounds, marinas, chess and domino tables. If you dare brave the freezing lake waters, swimming is an option, too. There’s even a dog beach. Whether you are a walker, jogger, biker, or skater, going to the park offers a great way to decompress after a hectic day in the city—an 18-mile trail with the massive Lake Michigan on one side and Chicago on the other.

Here are some more things you can find along the Lakeshore trail:

Lincoln Park
600-5800 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois, 60614
+1 773 742 7529

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