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Uptown & Montrose Harbor Walk

  • Aug 3, 2013 · 10:00 AM

Joe Steffen will lead a 3 hour, 4.6 mile walk from Uptown to the Montrose Beach pier, through the bird sanctuary, past Montrose Harbor, and through the Hutchinson Street Landmark District following this route. We will walk even if it is raining, so bring an umbrella or poncho. Please do not bring your dog.

Directions: CTA: Take the Red Line to Lawrence and walk 1/2 block west to Broadway St.
Driving: Take Lake Shore Drive to the Lawrence Ave. exit and drive west to Broadway St. Street parking last year was $1.75/hour, 2 hours max, which isn't long enough. There are pay parking lots on Lawrence Ave. east of Broadway.

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  • Jackie

    I missed this visit. I hope you plan more at this location in the future!

    August 25, 2013

  • Dion M.

    Awesome!!!

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weather and scenery was A+ This would be a good route to break into 2 and just linger more along the lakefront & bird sanctuary

    August 4, 2013

  • Joan

    Perfect weather. Loved walking on the pier and through the bird sanctuary.

    August 4, 2013

  • Frank

    Very nice experience. Thanks for leading, Joe!

    August 4, 2013

  • Patricia

    A real winner. Thanks, Joe.

    August 4, 2013

  • Judi G.

    Great walk--beautiful views, the best kind of weather. Thank you, Joe.

    August 4, 2013

  • Linda W.

    Long walk but beautiful

    August 3, 2013

  • yina

    It was great, my friends and I were enjoy it~ the lake the city view~

    August 3, 2013

  • melinny w.

    Joe did a phenomenal job special ordering the weather today and of course the tidbits of history we learned about the magic hedge and the area's heyday years. Hutchinson Street is always an added bonus for this walk. Thanks for a great day, Joe!

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Elena

    Very pleasant walk, thank you, Joe!

    August 3, 2013

  • Jane O.

    great walk & great to make new friends!

    August 3, 2013

  • M. C. J.

    So sorry! Witnessed an accident with injuries! Have to stay & talk to CPD! I tried my best! Next time definitely!!! Enjoy all!

    August 3, 2013

  • Victoria

    Still on the red line. Will try to catch up with group when I arrive.

    1 · August 3, 2013

    • Lisa C.

      I am too...

      1 · August 3, 2013

    • John

      I think I missed you people. Red line took longer than I expected.

      August 3, 2013

  • M. C. J.

    Enroute! From East Side! OMG traffic awful!!!!

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Rodney J.

    Sorry for the last minute change of plans. I'm trapped in the suburbs and will not make it back to the city in time.

    August 3, 2013

  • Jane O.

    On my way & will bring my bike :-)

    August 3, 2013

  • Isabelle

    I am sorry to have to canel today's walk. I hurt my foot and can't walk 4 miles. It's a gorgeous day! Enjoy.im sorry to miss RBI walk as I'm sure Joe has lots of interesting and fun facts.

    August 3, 2013

  • Bat

    Regret, unable to join. Enjoy & have an enjoyable walk.

    August 3, 2013

  • Kristine

    Hate that I have to miss this

    August 3, 2013

  • Jill B.

    I just spent the day in Chicago with friends, and don't want to endure the traffic again, since I'd be travelling from Indiana. Hope to be at the next event.

    August 2, 2013

  • Jasminka

    Unexpectedly, my plans for the week-end have changed and I will not be able to join you for this segment of exploring Chicago. No doubt, it's my loss.This is a lovely area, I visited many times in the past.

    August 2, 2013

  • kathy

    I will be working, but sure wish I could join in!

    August 2, 2013

  • Jill B.

    I'm driving up from NW Indiana. Where can I park? I hate the meters (just paid a $50 parking ticket) and public transportation is a bit tricky from IN. Can you suggest some options? Please and thank you!

    1 · August 1, 2013

    • Karen

      There is frequently parking for free on the streets around here. I would look at Winnemac Argyle or Ainslie and Broadway... I would not park around Wilson and Broadway though :)

      August 2, 2013

    • Jill B.

      Thanks for your responses!

      August 2, 2013

  • Linda

    Mille... I kinda figured that.Now know for sure. Thanks!

    August 2, 2013

  • jean

    can;t make it this time.

    August 2, 2013

  • Joanna

    Red Line may the best way to come

    August 2, 2013

  • Linda

    I am a first timer. Hope my question doesn't sound too crazy. How will we get back to our starting location?

    August 2, 2013

    • Millie

      We walk back to the starting point it's part of the tour.

      August 2, 2013

  • Jasminka

    I wanted to invite some people to join us on this rout but the group is huge already so I'll come by myself.

    August 2, 2013

    • Kevin F.

      It will be fine if you want to bring others :)

      August 2, 2013

    • Jasminka

      Usually when the group gets to be too large, the line straggles and we cover less territory, it gets harder to cross the intersection, not to mention the unwelcome remarks by the residents who feel invaded. I am glad that the group is popular and growing, just want it to be manageable for everyone's enjoyment.

      August 2, 2013

  • R G.

    I'll have to catch you'll at another time. Looking forward to the next Meetup.

    August 2, 2013

  • Isabelle

    Hi
    Are we returning to the same location where we are starting? I may ride my bike and would lock it up there as long as that is where we end up. Thanks, isabelle

    August 2, 2013

    • Joe S.

      Click on "following this route" in the event description.

      August 2, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Will be my first time with Windy City explorers. Looking for ward to it.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • M. C. J.

    I love the city! I have lived all over the lakefront, but it's been years since I took a walk like this! I love to walk --- unfortunately, I no longer ave many friends that do OR are able to!!! So, I am really looking forward to this walk & more in the future! I've invited some friends & acquaintances, & I hope to meet new people on the walk! See you on Saturday!

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No. :( family reunion that day

    July 31, 2013

  • melinny w.

    Steve will come too if he's not flying.

    July 30, 2013

  • Myrna H.

    Sorry; can't fight the Lollapalooza crowds. Next time I hope!

    July 30, 2013

  • ayshvar

    how do i find all of you ? is there a contact number if we cant find the meeting spot ?

    July 30, 2013

    • Kevin F.

      I don't think you'll overlook the ~100 people standing around :)

      2 · July 30, 2013

  • AC

    any other first timers here? I don't want to feel out of place.

    3 · July 27, 2013

  • Linda

    Greetings everyone! Although I am from Indiana, have loved the Windy City's ambience for a number of years. Looking forward to joining all and experiencing the city from a different view.

    July 29, 2013

    • Jill B.

      I am from NW Indiana too. This is a great group...lots of interesting walks and great people.

      2 · July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to join you if I do not get called in to work.

    July 29, 2013

  • Patrick042

    As usual I showed up this past Sat instead of next (Hey! Where is everyone?) So we had our own walk. There is a nice Starbucks at the southeast corner so early birds will be happy.

    July 29, 2013

  • Mary A.

    I work near there currently, and lived there as a student...so will be great to re-visit the neighborhood and see what's changed!

    July 28, 2013

  • Karen G.

    Looks very interesting. I remember Uptown when Uptown was not a place to go. Looking forward to seeing it with new eyes.

    July 28, 2013

  • Mechelle

    Looking forward this walk.

    July 28, 2013

  • ayshvar

    This is my first time for a meet up ...can't wait to explore and meet new people.

    2 · July 26, 2013

  • Kema

    Can't wait!

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I a newcomer to the group - looking forward to beautiful weather and a fun walk!

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shucks! This is one of the walks I know I would have enjoyed in a group setting, alas my daughter is off to medical school that weekend, and I need to go with her. Enjoy it everybody! Hopefully see you on the next outing! :-)

    July 21, 2013

  • Isabelle

    I've missed all of joe's walks this year so I am looking forward to this one:)

    July 21, 2013

  • R G.

    I haven't been on a photo walk in the city in a very LONG time. I reside in Tinley Park and I think it's about time that I start venturing into the city again. I look forward to it.

    July 21, 2013

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