Great park in the City! -People are social distancing due to Covid19. -Parking along all the streets- easy access to any of the trails. -Full of History! Download QR code scanner and you get a free story at all the statues. www.statuestorieschicago.com -Dog friendly on leash/ Disability Friendly/ Kid Friendly - Everyone friendly! -Great music from an amazing Hispanic culture around the park.

hiking
23 days ago

Speed hiked on the west (grassy) side of Lake Shore Drive (not the concrete/beach side), between 67th Jeffrey (Jackson Park) and 47th Street (Hyde Park), which covers part of the Bobolink Meadow Trail. This side is less traveled, with relatively no foot paths alongside the Drive. 70% of my workout was on grass and not on any trail. Total mileage was 6.6 mi @ 15:25/mi pace on flat terrain. It was a clear, sunny day. This side gives an all-encompassing, fuller perspective of lakefront beaches, parking, Jackson Park harbors and lagoons, golf courses, driving range, exercise park for dogs, tennis courts, and the museum — not noticed in detail when driving in either direction. All Jackson Park attractions are accessible by foot within a 1.5-mile radius after parking. Beyond Jackson Park (north of 57th Street, ending at 47th Street) is a detailed view of local lodging and businesses along the Drive — this is the lakefront side of Hyde Park. Lodging is available less than a mile from the museum and Jackson Park. Hyde Park has it’s own attractions on the lakefront, and further inland, all within walking distance from lodging. This turned out to be an appreciable speed hike in a way that I had not expected. It was a great outing. If only there were foot trails it would be near perfect (4 out of 5 stars). No photos.

road biking
bridge out
closed
flooded
muddy
off trail
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

Multiple Detours due to lake shore path closings and police barricades

One of Chicago’s great boulevard parks. The view of the prairie style boathouse from the island is sublime in the evening. The park district has done a great job over the past several years w planting trees and creating areas for native plants and birds and butterflies. Great bronze buffaloes guard a formal garden. Terrific views of the city from the sledding hill. My only complaint is they don’t run the water pump that powers the recirculating Prarie river all the time causing a drop in water quality. But over all a great trail in the heart of the city!

road biking
muddy
snow
3 months ago

bird watching
snow
4 months ago

bird watching
snow
4 months ago

it's a nice little hike into some nature for locals

hiking
bridge out
6 months ago

I was so proud of myself for doing this entire walk! I started where All Trails says the finish is (the south shore end). I’m glad I started there because it’s a sketchy neighborhood and am glad I didn’t end up there at night. I took the redline to the Metra to get to the start. A guy followed me for a couple blocks and there was no one else around. But then I lost him and found the start of the trail and everything went better from there. It is a beautiful and long walk. There gorgeous views of Chicago along the way... There are plenty of bathrooms along the way but they were ALL CLOSED for the season. So I had to find places to pee and then after about 4 hours I decided to go and walk up Broadway instead of the Lake path so I could duck into a Starbucks if I needed to along with the way... I do recommend doing it if you have a free day!!

walking
no shade
7 months ago

It's a great trail I've used many times, but it can be quite busy and traffic noise is more noticeable than I like.

walking
8 months ago

Such a beautiful park.

road biking
no shade
9 months ago

Lovely park. We saw 3 deer and countless butterflies. In the middle of the city. Who knew?

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walking
10 months ago

Went in search of Chance the Snapper, but found a beautiful, historical Chicago park with amazing wildflowers, multiple recreational opportunities, and green space for everyone to enjoy. While the alligator is at large, some of the rentals aren't available and the east portion of the lagoon is closed to fishing, but the beach area, playground (with splash pad) and trails are open.

hiking
no shade
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Peaceful walk/hike in the middle of northern Chicago...even has a lake for fishing

Great walk through downtown Chicago and along the lakefront.

Fun walk around the Wrigleyville area. Fun to see the stadium.

Pretty path along the lakefront with nice views of the lake and the city.

Great views on busy trail

Last run on the lakefront during my time living here. The best. Super thankful.

good for an afternoon stroll

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