Chicago Lakefront Trail in All of It's Glory - From South to North

Chicago Lakefront Trail in All of It’s Glory – From South to North

on July 20, 2020 in All Blog Posts

Almost 20 miles of Lakefront fun

Chicago Lakefront Trail Designated as the city’s first official bike path by mayor Richard J Daley in 1963, the LFT grew in popularity as the city added capacity increase safety by providing separation of bike and foot traffic. Trail passes through out and connects Chicago’s for major Lakefront parks along with various beaches and recreational amenities.

Chicago’s Lake Front Trail

The Chicago Lakefront Trail is a 18.5 mile long partial shared-use path for walking, jogging, skateboarding, end cycling, located along the western shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago. Some attractions along the path, are the sound Shore Cultural Center the Museum of Science and Industry, McCormick Place, Soldier Field, Chicago’s Museum campus, Monroe Harbor, Navy Pier, Belmont Harbor, and the Waveland Clock Tower.

Lakefront Trail connects most of the Chicago beaches and three skate parks and several dog parks.

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The LFT is located wholly within the Chicago city limits

It spans from 7100 South/2560 East to 5800 North/1000 West. It is a dedicated-use path, although frequent intersections do pose a threat to path users. These intersections are clearly signed both to path users and motorists. From north to south, it runs through Lincoln Park, Grant Park, Burnham Park, and Jackson Park.

The Chicago skyline reflected in South Pond surrounded by green grass and trees on a cloudy day in the community of Lincoln Park.
The Chicago skyline reflected in South Pond surrounded by green grass and trees on a cloudy day in the community of Lincoln Park.
Joggers along the Lakefront Trail on Chicago’s Near South Side
63rd Street Beach Nature Area along the Lakefront Trail

Montrose Harbor Boats at Lake Michigan
Site of the old US Steel in South Chicago Community Area
Chicago Lakefront Trail From Above
Walkers and bikers along the Lake Shore Drive Lakefront Path