Nature in the City

Lakefront Trail Chicagoundefined

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It's true. Chicago is mostly made of concrete. Living in a city can get depressing for those of us who are inspired and moved by nature, and it does seem like Chicago doesn't have much nature to offer. But take a second look. Do you see that big 'ol lake sitting there? That is more nature than you will ever need.

The 18-mile stretch of road follows the massive Lake Michigan through parks, beaches, and impressive Chicago landmarks. 

The trail runs by the beautiful Lincoln Park, and if that isn't enough of the natural world,then you should check out the free zoo inside.

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Further on down the trail, you will run into the Museum of Science and Industry - a world renowned museum that is a great spot to stop after a long jog -- if you want to see nature at work and baby chickens being born.   

Next on the trail is Navy Pier. As home to some of Chicago's most impressive cultural achievements like the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Navy Pier is a babbling and hectic party. 

There is not a single point on the Chicago Lakefront trail that isn't interesting, and if you are lucky, you might just catch the Air and Water show that is put on along the lake in August. 

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