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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a beautiful and scenic lake. You can take a scenic drive along the lakefront or walk. There are lots of activities along its shore, parks, statues, museums, etc.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Betty C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the biggest lakes in the Northern America. Cold wind usually blows from the lake, so Chicago is known as windy city.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The lake is so huge, it looks like ocean. You can enjoy Lake Michigan view from multiple points. I went to the side near Millenium park and near the planetarium. It was so windy I could hardly take a picture with proper hair. The lake...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Eliana_Maria
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Lake feels like an ocean, amazing views, close to hundreds of activities in downtown chicago. Many watersports available at reasonable prices.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gustaaf47
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Beautiful view. It's a must to see because it's hard describe just how big this lake is and how rough the waters can be. It's gorgeous.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sandy9091929498
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The blue ocean with ecstatic view and wind that blows to make your day so smooth and pleasant. Unbelievable experience.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Suraj H
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Lake Michigan can seem so calm and peaceful on so many days. Looking out to the endless horizon it’s hard to imagine just how big it really is. Catch it on a windy stormy day and it looks like an angry ocean beating against the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank McWett
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

The lake is a perfect partner to Chicago skyline. We have gone out on a tour and walked along the shore. I have even paddled and love everything about it.seeing the sunrise is a great thing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This is the third largest lake in America and from the boat, it was just like being in the middle of an ocean, it was that large. Great views of the shoreline and the city sky scrapers. Local laws state that there are no building...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AnnieM452
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We were driving along Sheridan Road in Winnetka when we stopped at Elder Lane Beach. The other beaches parking lots had been full. Beautiful area for kids to run and play, a play ground, places to sit where you can view Lake Michigan. Down the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Thomas P
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sonalib291
20 February 2018|
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Response from Wander437495 | Reviewed this property |
I have never heard of falling over and breaking bones plus if Lake Michigan is really ruff I don’t think the ferry goes in terrible weather
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