Beverly/Oak Lawn Loop

Chicago, Illinois

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This ride opens with a short stint on a heavily wooded section of the Major Taylor Trail, one of the newest trails in Chicago. The route in Beverly takes you by a collection of historic mansions, including one that was modeled after an Irish castle. From Beverly, you’ll head west through the quiet streets of Mount Greenwood and pass some of the local cemeteries for which the area is known. After tours of the suburban towns of Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park, you’ll return to Beverly to gawk at more of the sprawling mansions.
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by Ted Villaire (Falcon Guides)

This ride opens with a short stint on a heavily wooded section of the Major Taylor Trail, one of the newest trails in Chicago. The route in Beverly takes you by a collection of historic mansions, including one that was modeled after an Irish castle.

From Beverly, you’ll head west through the quiet streets of Mount Greenwood and pass some of the local cemeteries for which the area is known. After tours of the suburban towns of Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park, you’ll return to Beverly to gawk at more of the sprawling mansions.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Chicago
Distance: 17.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Riding Time: 2 hours
Local Contacts: Evergreen Park
Local Maps: USGS: Blue Island quad DeLorme: Illinois Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 29
Driving Directions: Directions to Beverly/Oak Lawn Loop

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May 2018