Chicago's lakefront trail is wonderful
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Although I live about 60 miles west of Chicago, every once in awhile I will have the chance to visit the big city. My sister and I took the train down yesterday, Friday morning. The sky wasn't clear and the temperature could have been a few degrees warmer but ehh, it beats a day at work sitting at my desk any time. We started out walking from Union station and got to Millenium Park near the lakefront. We passed this Chicago attraction. It's pretty interesting the way it reflects the buildings.
Then we walked on to the lakefront trail. For those of you not familiar with Chicago, this is a paved walking/running/biking path running along the lakefront for about 18 miles. While walking we passed North Avenue beach, pretty quiet on this day, but looks like a great place to spend a hot summer day.
Here is one of my sister with Chicago buildings in the background.
We walked through Navy Pier; a great place in itself to spend a few hours. After Navy Pier we made out way to the Taste of Chicago. This is a Chicago festival that features food from restaurants all over the city. Needless to say there are hundreds of vendors. I am happy to say we didn't make any purchases, just looked.
The next spot we walked past was Buckingham Fountain, one of Chicago's best known landmarks.
All in all I think we covered at least 15 miles. I don't know for sure since neither of us was wearing a pedometer. Both of us considered it a day well spent. I know I will return to the lakefront trail another day.