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.
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.