Bucket List: 7 Summer Ways to Enjoy Chicago' Lake Michigan

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<i>Bucket List</i>: 7 Summer Ways to Enjoy Chicago' Lake Michigan

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, summer is Chicago’s best season and Lake Michigan just might be the season’s best attraction. This week’s Bucket List brings you seven ways to enjoy the lake. Whether you set out for one of the city’s 24 beaches, hit the 18-mile Lakefront Trail or head out on the 148-foot topsail schooner named Windy, there will be no shortage of ways to add sun, sand and freshwater to your summer forecast.

Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.