Walking Chicago Guide Book

by John L. Pape (Falcon Guides)
Walking Chicago  by John L. Pape

256pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 1560448741

With its towering skyscrapers, magnificent shops, ethnic neighborhoods, and premier parks, Chicago has a lot to offer if you're exploring on foot. This comprehensive yet compact guidebook takes you on walking tours in and around the city - from the sparkling shore of Lake Michigan to the dynamic Loop. There are urban walks and suburban rambles for every fancy and fitness level. The length and difficulty of the walks vary, but most take no more than a few hours. Inside you'll find: step-by-step directions and detailed maps for seventeen excursions; descriptions of important landmarks, historic sites, and other points of interest; and tips on public transportation, climate, and street safety.

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Trails from the "Walking Chicago" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 17 of 17.
... Preview: Located about 15 miles west of downtown Chicago in the suburb of Brookfield, the Brookfield Zoo is the largest zoo in the greater Chicago area. More than 2,500 animals of all types live within 215 acr ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: Tucked comfortably between the Magnificent Mile and Lincoln Park on Chicago’s Near North Side is the stately Gold Coast. Some of Chicago’s most desirable—and expensive—real estate and most historic ar ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The town of Pullman was created by George M. Pullman to support his railcar assembly plant. Built beginning in 1880, Pullman became the nation’s first planned model industrial town. By creating a clea ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 0.75
... Preview: The Chicago lakefront walk is saved for last because it is something a little different. Unlike most of the other walks, which can easily be completed in a day or less, this excursion is a challenge f ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: Printer’s Row was once the center of Chicago’s printing industry and, as you might expect, was named for the proliferation of printing businesses in this area during the late nineteenth and early twen ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 1.25
... Preview: A gleaming 319-acre jewel on the downtown lakefront, Grant Park is rich in Chicago history and offers some of the most magnificent views of the downtown skyline around. It has been the scene of moment ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: As the Jim Croce song goes, “The South Side of Chicago is the baddest part of town...” Certainly in recent years Chicago’s South Side has been best known for poverty, crime, and some of the worst publ ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 3.25
... Preview: Neither as popular as Lincoln Park nor as stately as Grant Park, Jackson Park is instead more of a peaceful sanctuary, comfortably buffered from the crime and poverty for which the South Side is known ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 2.25
... Preview: Chicago’s oldest municipal park, Lincoln Park is also the city’s largest, stretching 6 miles along Lake Michigan and encompassing some 1,200 acres of prime lakeshore property. Special attractions: His ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: One of the most picturesque towns in the Chicagoland area, Lockport clearly reflects its canal heritage from the 1800s. Established as the headquarters of the Illinois & Michigan Canal in 1836, Lockpo ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Lockport, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 2.75
... Preview: Across the Chicago River from the Loop begins the portion of Michigan Avenue known as the Magnificent Mile. Named for the proliferation of upscale retail establishments that line both sides of Michiga ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 2.25
... Preview: A diverse, upscale suburb 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, Oak Park is best known as the home of Frank Lloyd Wright and the birthplace of the Prairie School of architecture. The Wright Home and Stud ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 1.75
... Preview: In the Chicagoland area, leaving the bustling city behind for a peaceful walk through the country is not as hard as you might think. In fact, a number of nearby suburbs can quickly transport you to sm ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Frankfort, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: One of Chicago’s oldest areas, River North lies just north of the Loop and is bounded on the south and west by branches of the Chicago River. It was in this area in the 1830s that French Canadian fur ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The heart of any great city is its downtown, and no city has a stronger, more vibrant heartbeat than Chicago. Bordered by the Chicago River to the north and west, Lake Michigan to the east, and Congre ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Located on Chicago’s Near North Side, Wicker Park began as a working-class neighborhood around 1870. German and Scandinavian immigrants made up most of the area’s population, joined by a few wealthy f ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Like many urban neighborhoods, the Near North Side experienced a decline from the late 1950s through the 1960s. In the 1970s developer Seymour Persky brought new life to the area by promoting it as Wr ... From the guidebook "Walking Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Walking - Trail Length: 2
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