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Lake Michigan, Illinois

4.7
#2 of 79 in Nature in Illinois
More like an inland sea than a lake, Lake Michigan boasts a shoreline 2,600 km (1,600 mi) long, making it the fifth largest lake in the world. Nearly 12 million people live along the lake's shores, most of them in the metropolitan areas of Chicago and Milwaukee. You can explore a seemingly endless network of beaches, orchards, historical sites, award-wining wineries, parks, camping areas, and recreational resorts located along the shoreline, or choose to see the giant lake from the comfort of a traditional schooner or modern tour boat. For an urban experience on the lake, explore Chicago's 15 beachfront areas and marinas. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Illinois holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lake Michigan and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Huge lake that looks like when you see it an immense ocean, it has areas with sand to enjoy, areas with nearby restaurants and bars. To relax a while pretty well.
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  • through boat reach out to Mackinac Island and see the beautiful market and scenaries. Hire a double seat bicycle and enjoy the place  more »
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  • The wonder of Lake Michigan must be seen Our inland lake has the majesty of the ocean....without the salt. Beautiful beaches, coastal towns with unlimited dining options. See the sunset on our lake.
  • If you are interested in deep shipwreck scuba diving. And don't mind cold water. Lake Michigan is just the ticket.

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