Join us on an up-to-six-hour guided "urban hike"! If you enjoy hiking and are in good enough shape to hack
a multi-mile excursion, one of these fascinating tours might be your cup
of tea. Fee: $100 per person, 5-person minimum; 10- person maximum.
|"Lincoln Park" actually refers to the
stretch of beach and parklands that extends for about 8 miles along
the lakefront from Oak Street north to Hollywood Boulevard. We knock
off a good chunk of that on this hike through the most interesting
section of the park. Starting at Wilson Avenue and the lakefront next
to one the city's growing number of "skate parks," we trek
along beautiful Lake Michigan through beach and woodland, yacht harbors,
a bird sanctuary, even a restored "dune" ecosystem. The
tour ends at the Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the nation's finest (and
still with free admission).
|This jaunt through the most picturesque and famous
stretch of Chicago's coastline could be a long one or an extremely
long one; depending on how many side trips and detours you want to
take. No matter how you slice it, this is a lovely and inspiring hike.
|This hike would probably be of most interest to
native or resident Chicagoans looking for something new and obscure
to enjoy. The city has been working assiduously for the last several
years to create continuous walkways along the branches of the Chicago
River (eventually hoping to link up the whole darn thing). This 4-mile
stretch from Lawrence Avenue to Peterson Avenue features some lovely
parks, majestic groves of trees, and Chicagoland's only waterfall.
|It's been said that to visit every exhibit for
1/2 hour during the World's Columbian Exposition would have taken
32 yearsbut we'll only spend one day! The grounds of the World's
Columbian Exposition of 1893 (featured in the best-selling novel Devil
In The White City) were absolutely freakin' huge, so we could
literally walk till our legs fall off. Tell us what you want to see
or how long you can stand to walk, and we'll plan accordingly (we
can always wimp out and call a cab whenever we want).
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