Weekends are for walking. Especially now that it’s consistently over 60 degrees (hopefully….) in Chitown. This city has some amazing routes that are worth checking out when you have a friend in town or just want to walk off brunch ;-)
The 606 is perfect for a run, walk or bike ride. It’s a former train route that runs along the Bloomingdale Trail (1800N) for ~3 miles between Ashland (1600W) and Ridgeway (3750W). There are 12 access points, approximately every quarter-mile, with spectacular views of the city around every twist and turn. For more information, check out the interactive map of the path here!
Located right around Millenium Park, with the lake on one side and skyscrapers on the other, you cannot go wrong with an afternoon spent mosying through Maggie. There’s a climbing wall, skating ribbon, restaurants, and a newly finished park to keep you busy and entertained.
Lake Shore Drive
An oldie but a goodie, you can’t go wrong ditching your car by the lake and just walking until your heart desires. Make a pit stop at Castaways for a cold one if you’re really feeling like it spicing things up!
Looking to escape the city for the day? Head out to the Botanic Garden in Glencoe for some fresh air and flowers!
Located along the main branch of the Chicago river, this continuous stretch of walkways connects the lakefront with the heart of downtown. Run, walk, kayak, boat, eat, drink, take in the world class architecture and Chicago’s iconic system of bridges or just grab a seat and people watch anywhere along the way.