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The 606, Chicago

4.5
#5 of 46 in Trails in Illinois
The 606 is a rails-to-trails project that is redefining what it means to go to the park.

We’ve turned an unused rail line into a lush, green playground. This mix of an elevated trail and neighborhood parks takes you right where Chicago lives. In 2.7 miles, you’ll experience six local parks and the cultures of four distinct neighborhoods.

The 606 connects parks and people all along the way. An observatory, skate park, art installations and family education programs will mean new places to gather and room to roam. The railroad embankment that used to physically separate communities now draw them together.

Imagine block after block of uninterrupted trails. Kids are learning to ride their bikes here, commuters are finding a new shortcut to work, and neighbors are making new friends.

Join the party a decade in the making. C'mon up!
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  • you can bike, walk or job your way; there are seating areas if you need to take a break or stretch out a cramp leg; you can also take some really nice photos; I went during the day and felt completely...  more »
  • This trail was put together nicely, it reminds me of NYC’s High Line trail. It’s cool how cities turn abandoned places into accessible public parks & fitness areas. The trail was about 3 miles long an...  more »
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  • Okay, the 606 looks very modern and it's a nice place to go to a walk, run, or even to use your bike! It's nice to go there in the summer try it! I would have a picture of it but right now its winter time
  • This is one of the most recognizable features of Logan square, so of course i was going to take her here for an intimate walk/date. We sat by the Humboldt overlook and remarked over the odd joggers hear and there and reveled in our love for each other. From then on I would always think about her when running along this beautiful trail.

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