Full datetime event: 

Sunday, May 19, 2024From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Carlson Cottage
2001 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, IL 60614


The lakefront trail is an ideal mix of skyline and shoreline that is also one of the well-known segments of the Chicago Outerbelt: an urban thru-hike.

We will spend the morning exploring local landmarks on foot in a few protected habitats by the lake. This day will be a slow stroll with various stops to spot wildlife and soak up the green space. We will have drinks on hand for everyone to sip on at the end of the day courtesy of our friends at Solemn Oath Brewing)

This trip is free, so choose your own adventure. Join us anywhere along the route, but be sure to register above.

Route Trip Details: (Distance 4 - 5 miles one-way)
Site 1: Carlson Cottage 10:00 -10-30 AM
Site 2: North Pond 11:00 - 11:30
Site 3: Jarvis Bird Sanctuary at 12:00-12:30 PM
Site 4: Montrose Bird Sanctuary 1:15 - 2:00 PM

What to Bring:
Sunglasses & Binoculars
Comfortable clothes and shoes

This event is part of our ongoing Outerbelt Hike series, where we will explore trails along the +200 miles of The Chicago Outerbelt. Stay tuned for upcoming events throughout the summer and fall.

Upcoming Chicago Monthly Mixers

  • Tues, May 28 (6 – 8 pm)
  • June and beyond: TBD

Upcoming Events and Field Trips

  • Sat, June 1 (9 am – 12 pm) Adaptive Climb Day w/ Hike to Northerly Island
  • Sun, June 9 (1 – 3 pm) Chicago River Kayak @ Bubbly Creek
  • Thurs, July 11 (6 – 8 pm) Lake Michigan Sunset Kayak @ Montrose Beach
  • Sun, July 14 (11 – 5 pm) SouthShore - Bike, Hike, and Beach

Upcoming Themes

  • May: Bike Month
  • June: Camp
  • July: Summer
  • August: Trail
  • September: Skills
  • October: Mental Health
  • November: The Collective
  • December: Giving