Explore the Uptown Neighborhood and Montrose Beach

MONTROSE BEACH
Montrose Beach is located at 4400 N. Lake Shore Drive (Montrose Ave. at Lake Michigan) near theUptown neighborhood.  This popular beach offers patrons amenities that include food concessions, kayak and volleyball rentals, showers and restrooms.  There is a non-motorized boat launch. An ADA accessible beach walk is available.  Patrons can park at pay and display lots or street parking.  Distance swimming is available from Tower 4 (north of boathouse) and parallel to shore. A dog friendly beach is located at north end of Montrose Beach. More here…
UPTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD
Chicago’s entertainment hub and home to nearly 60,000 residents. Nestled along Lake Michigan about six miles north of downtown, Uptown was once dubbed “the Loop’s little brother.” Ever welcoming, and ever evolving, the neighborhood is a vibrant, living tapestry—as rich in history as it is in culture. Settled in the 1830s, Uptown has a colorful history as a hotspot for arts and entertainment. The neighborhood’s iconic Prohibition-era venues and ornate architecture are as beloved today as they were in the early decades of the 20th century. More here…