Lincoln Park Trail

EASY 9 reviews
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Lincoln Park Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chicago, Illinois that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Much of Lincoln Park was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and the neighborhood rebuilt its residences with stone and brick. Now Lincoln Park is an exhibition of Victorian architecture. Walk along Fullerton Parkway between Clark and Halsted, and you'll see the gorgeous Victorian houses where Lincoln Parkers reside. The area surrounding DePaul University offers a collection of restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and thrift stores. On Halsted, attend a production performed in one the distinguished theaters in the area. Close by, you'll find some of the best restaurants in the country. Visit the neighborhood's namesake park, home to many free attractions: Lincoln Park Zoo, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Lincoln Park Conservatory, and Alfred Caldwell Lilly Pool. And check out North Avenue Beach, which is rumored to have some of the warmer swimming waters in Lake Michigan. Lincoln Park brims with impressive architecture and activities, making it one of the most coveted neighborhoods in the city.

road biking
5 months ago

Very easy, but loved the dedicated bike lane which majority of joggers and walkers understand and obey. Lake Michigan on one side, city on other. Total of 15 miles from start of trail (north end) to Navy pier, and back. Free street parking at Lincoln Skate Park (large pay lot available also).

hiking
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road biking
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walking
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11 months ago

Thursday, September 08, 2016

walking
Saturday, August 20, 2016