Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
Fabulous birding spot on the north side of Chicago. Great lake and skyline views, walks along the beach. Free.
Great views of the city but out of ear shot of Lake Shore Drive. I love seeing the prairie flowers in bloom and sneaking a swim off the wall.
take some birdseed and the birds will take it from your hand- downy woodpeckers, chickadees, cardinals, robins all abound here
“It's good to rent a bike to go for a ride to downtown along the Lake Shore path. ”
“Clutch Bike Rental! :) Divvy your way around town. Biking downtown takes 20 min. ”
“Summer activities include swimming, biking, running, hiking and just plain exploring. You may catch several soccer matches on the nearby fields. There is free parking nearby or the pay lot at the beach. Lifeguards patrol the beach. Bike rentals are here too from Wheel Fun Rentals”
“Amazing book store- support locally own! Indy-minded all-around bookshop known for its feminist & kid focus, with regular author appearances.”