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Chicago Lakefront Trail
Chicago Lakefront Trail

Chicago Lakefront Trail

Free admission
540 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL

The Basics

Whether you visit the Lakefront Trail as part of marathon training or just to take in the fresh air, you get to experience one of Chicago's top attractions. Walkers take in skyline views, while bicyclists pedal an easy ride to top Chicago attractions such as Grant Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, and North Avenue Beach. Many bike and Segway tours use some portion of the trail.

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Bikes, Bites, and Brews: Chicago's Signature Dishes Bike Tour
Bikes, Bites, and Brews: Chicago's Signature Dishes Bike Tour
$89.99 per adult
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Joe was great and very well informed of the city. We got a lot more bang for the buck than we expected! Great experience.
Craig_S, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Chicago

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Safety and fun a focus
SANDY_V, May 2022
Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour in Chicago
Out tur guide did great job educating about safety before we started and about Chicago history.,..........,................
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Vince was a great tour...
Cari_N, Jun 2022
Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour in Chicago
Vince was a great tour guide. We had a blast. The tour was about 2 hours. Just enough time. We would do it again for sure
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Hidden Gems By Bike
Raul_S, Jun 2022
Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods
Great way to see places that otherwise you would not visit. Outstanding guide (Lou), so much fun and knowledgeable. Do it!
star-5
It was so much fun
Isha_M, Jun 2022
Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour in Chicago
It was one of the hottest days in Chicago and our tour guide made sure that everyone was hydrated and could enjoy the tour. We got familiar with the segway before we started the tour and then headed to the Buckingham Fountain. Taking stops at every spot for about 5 minutes it was an informative and exciting tour around Chicago
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Short and sweet enjoy
Shwetank_S, Sep 2021
Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods
The trip was a short and sweet trip across neighborhoods of Chicago and finally the lake. It was properly guided, and the guide Nick was very helpful and cool. Helped me finding the location of the place and came to pick me up from the spot where I was lost. The entire trip was very light and chilled.
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Loved riding the Segway...
Julie_C, May 2022
Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour in Chicago
Loved riding the Segway beautiful fun loved seeing the water. Great tour guide very informative and fun
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Fantastico!!
Dulce_G, Apr 2022
Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour in Chicago
This was a great experience, our guide guy was super nice and friendly. We enjoyed the trip around the city.
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We would highly recommend...
Stephanievanoort, Mar 2022
Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour in Chicago
We would highly recommend this tour. My 16 year old said it was the best part of the trip so far. Which says a lot ;)
star-5
Highly recommended
Sharon_P, Nov 2021
Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour in Chicago
AMAZING and fun experience. It was my first time riding a segway and a had the best time ever! Our tour guide Vincent was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw many many attractions and took great photos! It was the perfect time of year for a new adventure!
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Fun tour of Chicago
Luckygirl94010, Oct 2019
Bike Tour of Chicago's Lakefront Neighborhoods
This was a very nice tour of some of the best spots in Downtown Chicago. Lake was so friendly and informative. Definitely put this on your list the next time you are in Chicago.
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Picture perfect time on...
Richard_T, Oct 2021
Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour in Chicago
Picture perfect time on the segways with my daughters exploring the Lakefront. We had an amazing with our tour guide. She took great care that we had a fabulous time and kept us safe! Great job and I would highly recommend it to everyone. Special shout out to Ivori Skye on Spotify!!!
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Vincent on wheels
Paul_R, Sep 2021
Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour in Chicago
Segway rides are always fun, but add gorgeous weather, breathtaking scenery and VINCENT as a tour guide? PERFECTION. Chicago in September and Vincent's knowledge and humor were amazing. Thank you!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Look for amenities such as hydration stations, restrooms, and concession stands along the trail.

  • Bring a bike lock if you plan on leaving your bike to explore any attractions on foot.

  • Car traffic crosses the trail at several points, especially on the downtown section, so use caution when approaching roadways.

  • Wear reflective clothing and use bike safety lights if on the trail at night.

  • Hourly bike rentals are available from several vendors on the trail's downtown section.

  • The entire Lakefront Trail is paved and wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Lakefront Trail starts at South Shore Cultural Center on East 71st Street and ends on West Ardmore Avenue near Kathy Osterman Beach. It can be accessed via multiple entry points along the way via foot, bike, or Segway. Look for street parking if driving to the trail.

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When to Get There

The trail is open 365 days a year. It is more congested on weekends and on mild spring and fall days.

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Take the Lakefront Trail to Navy Pier

The Lakefront Trail connects directly with Navy Pier, one of downtown Chicago's top attractions. Save on parking and walk or bike to this lakeside entertainment complex featuring a 15-story Ferris wheel, movie theater, shopping, restaurants, live music stages, and more. Kids love the Chicago Children’s Museum, and you can take a cruise on Lake Michigan departing from the South Dock.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Chicago Lakefront Trail ?
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