Edgewater & Rosehill Cemetery Walk

Joe Steffen will lead a 3 hour, 4.9 mile walk through part of the Edgewater community area past the Edgewater Beach Apartments, Living 2007 mural, through the Lakewood-Balmoral neighborhood, and to the Civil War memorials in Rosehill Cemetery, 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 Bryn Mawr and walk east 1/2 block to Winthrop Ave.
Driving: Take Lake Shore Dr. or Sheridan Road to Bryn Mawr Ave. and go west to Winthrop Ave. Street parking is $2/hour, 2 hours max, which isn't long enough, so look for free parking on the side streets.

If you arrive after we have departed, wait for us to return to the Meetup location at about 10:40 AM.

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  • Renee

    Great tour - the pace was comfortable and the leader is well-versed about the area. This group is quite friendly and a first-timer quickly feels at home. I wish we had more time for the cemetery, but the weather threatened rain.

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Judith

    Thank you, Joe...it was a fun and informative walk.

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Milan

    It was very interesting tour.

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    Good walk Joe... thank you :-)

    2 · October 12, 2013

    • Joanna

      Yes, absolutely. Thank you, Joe

      1 · October 12, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Where is the group now?

    October 12, 2013

    • Eddie

      On foster traveling west.

      October 12, 2013

    • Eddie

      On glenwood traveling north.

      October 12, 2013

  • Maggie O.

    Almost there. Just found parking.

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    ...on my way. :-)

    October 12, 2013

  • Ann C.

    sorry joe. a bit under the weather today.

    October 12, 2013

  • ChessKingVito

    I suppose it would be inappropriate to wear Halloween costumes and bring Halloween decorations to this walk. ;-)

    October 12, 2013

  • Isabelle

    The mausoleum is very cool, we have to go inside!

    1 · September 22, 2013

    • Joe S.

      The mausoleum is on the other side of the Cemetery, and this is already a long walk, so I don't go there. You're welcome to go on your own, of course.

      1 · October 11, 2013

  • leslie

    Will you be walking thru the same neighborhoods as last year?

    October 11, 2013

  • ChessKingVito

    What I always found oddly funny is that the picture of this beautiful entrance is on the side of the cemetery that I consider the back side of it. On the other side, Western Avenue is a major passage route, with a welcoming gate, but here in the less-trafficked, more residential side, is the beauty that most people who use the biggest streets don't get to see.

    October 11, 2013

  • Eddie

    I am looking forward to this walk and meeting knew people.

    October 9, 2013

  • Tom

    Great interest in Chicago neighborhoods, and looking forward to this neighborhood walk.

    October 7, 2013

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