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CHICAGO'S LAKEFRONT TRAIL

One of Chicago's most beautiful assets is its expansive shoreline. And it's on display in all its glory from the Lakefront Trail.

An impressive 18-mile-long stretch, Chicago's Lakefront Trail is a paved path that extends from Ardmore Street (5800 N Sheridan Rd) on the North Side to 71st Street (7100 S South Shore Drive) on the South Side. The Trail traverses a number of stunning lakefront neighborhoods, including Edgewater, Uptown, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, South Loop, Bronzeville and Hyde Park

Whether you're running, strolling, biking or rollerblading, you can take in Lake Michigan's blue waters to one side and a combination of verdant parks and dramatic city skylines to the other.

MAP: LAKEFRONT TRAIL & ATTRACTIONS

North End of Lakefront Trail :  5800 N. Sheridan Road

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Zoo

Soldier Field

South Shore Cultural Center

Museum of Science and Industry

McCormick Place

Grant Park

Monroe Harbor

Navy Pier

Jackson Park

Belmont Harbor

Burnham Park

South End of Lakefront Trail :  7100 S. South Shore Drive


SAFETY TIPS

  • Pedestrians have the right of way
  • Wear protective gear while biking or skating
  • At night, wear highly visible, reflective materials
  • Signal to others and always pass on the left
  • Before entering the Trail, look both ways and yield to oncoming traffic
  • If you need to stop for any reason, do so on the side of Trail, allowing others to proceed
  • Don't bike or skate while wearing headphones or under the influence of alcohol

(Trail Safety Tips courtesy of the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation)

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