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Chicago sits on the shore of this Great Lake.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Michigan is one of the 5 great lakes and it is right here in front of us in Chicago! The parks, the Pier, the beaches.....so much to do right on the lake! Not to mention the walking and bike trails that run up the...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Aug 19th and 20th is the Chicago Air and Water Show on Chicago's Oak St. Beach. It's a wonderful show to see along the lake front from Navy Pier to North Ave. Beach. But let me warn you it gets very crowded. One of the...More

Thank 92lawrencer
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Great walk but a little chilly around thanksgiving. Sometimes you can feel the mist from the water but Great walk way!

Thank Danielle J
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We went down to the navy pier in Chicago for some activities and we noticed the water is a beautiful blue and looks very clean! We asked some of the locals about it and they said it was safe for swimming and has good visibility....More

2  Thank Pamela820
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Chicagoland is a great place to explore the third largest, and only one fully enclosed within the US, of the the Great Lakes. You can choose to observe it from a number of "Sky Decks" that tower over the city and give a wonderful view...More

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

With the City of Chicago perched on the edge of Lake Michigan, the perfect setting is in place for all water born activities. Certainly, walking around Navy Pier, there are a number of excursions and trips available in a selection of big and small craft....More

1  Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Must see and visit especially in the summer! Boats are everywhere on the lake in the summer. You can see everyone on the lake front running, cycling and sunbathing in the summer!

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The lake and its turquoise colours is beautiful. There are comfortable places by the water to walk, bike, skate or just sit and enjoy the place. There are several attractions nearby so you can go and return from and to the shore each time it...More

Thank thecharlesP
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were fortunate enough to see Lake Michigan during some gorgeous weather and then were even more fortunate to go aboard a cruise boat and eat dinner and witness the Chicago Skyline. I’ve seen movies and documentaries of the Great Lakes but to see them...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We went to see Lake Michigan by going East on Belmont all the way to the Lake. There are cement steps there and a excellent view though no swimming. There is a playground by Briar.

Thank Lily S
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