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Chicago is a beautiful place in the summertime. After a long, cold (although in this year’s case not so snowy) winter the city comes alive. The cultural, cuisine, and sports attractions are all wonderful ways to pass a summer day, but it would be a shame to visit this city without also taking advantage of what nature has to offer. Of course, the largest natural feature of the Chicagoland area is the Lake Michigan shoreline. On a warm day hitting the beach is a great option. North Avenue Beach, right on Lake Shore Drive, is a popular destination. Also on Lake Shore Drive, but a little closer to downtown is Oak Street Beach. For those who wish for a less sandy outdoor experience the Lincoln Park Conservatory is not to be missed. The Chicago River is a natural feature nestled right in the middle of a cityscape that also offers opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Bridget Farrell is a middle school librarian in a northern suburb of Chicago.
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