Northerly Island Loop

Chicago, Illinois 60605

Northerly Island Loop

Northerly Island Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A quiet refuge from the bedlam of downtown, Northerly Island is one of the most historically fascinating places in Chicago. Once home to the fabled “Century of Progress” World’s Fair of 1933, it was almost chosen as the site of the United Nations Headquarters a decade later. Instead, the island served as an airport for over fifty years until the mayor converted the area into a minimalist park. Today, most of the island is a quiet, grassy expanse ringed by a gently sloping path that offers some truly dazzling views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s skyline."

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Trail Information

Chicago
Nearby City
1.7
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
30 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
Northerly Island Park
Local Contacts
USGS: Jackson Park, IL
Local Maps

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Dec 2018