Chicago has been developing a nature preserve on Northerly Island, a human-made island with human-made hills just off the lakeshore near the museum campus and McCormick Place convention center. The former airport site, previously known as Miegs Field, is looking promising.
I took a walk there this morning and quickly realized that this is going to be my new favorite place in Chicago!
The views of both the lake and the city are spectacular. It has the feel of being far from everything.
The place is still under construction so it’s hard to access. But it’s going to be another Chicago lake side gem.