I adore fresh water lakes, in area because I was raised in western Michigan near Lake Michigan as well as the large number of lakes as well as rivers inland as well. While my other family members talked about sharks as well as alligators near coastal areas down south, I never had to fear the wildlife in the northern midwest. Sure, WI, as well as Michigan have black bears in varying areas, however they’re most uninterested in human beings compared to brown bears. On top of that, they’re largely absent from Illinois as well as IN, so I have little to fear from pets when I’m out swimming along the coasts of Lake Michigan. The bigger fear that Chicagoan residents should have regarding the water is rip currents. I l acquired this while in a summer time spent in Muskegon on the opposite coast. Still, there are a number of beautiful beaches along the Lake Michigan coastline in Chicago. If you live in the northern area of the city, there’s the North Asite Beach near the Lincoln Park Zoo. If you live towards the south end of Chicago, you can visit 31st Street Beach as well as Oakwood Beach. I adore stopping at one of the 20 or so cannabis dispensaries in the Chicago metropolitan area before heading to one of the multiple Lake Michigan beaches throughout the city. This summer time is particularally warm so it is a beautiful time to be out at the water in Chicago. Because of Illinois’s recreational cannabis legalization, the area sees tourism focused solely on the cannabis industry. It’s usual to see people puffing on cannabis vape pens out on public beaches as well as in public parks, despite the rules against public use.