The 606, also known to Chicagoans as the Bloomington trail, is one of Chicago’s newer greener attractions. It is a converted train line turned into a trail for cyclists, runners and pedestrians. It stretches over 2 miles through the western neighborhoods of Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square and Humboldt Park.
The trail itself is a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city with art installations and greenery backed by the city’s urban landscape. With 12 exit ramps and several parks along the trail it’s a destination for locals to use as a neighborhood shortcut or just to enjoy!
If you’re into this for the green experience, check out the Humboldt Overlook or Exelon Observatory. Looking for family friendly fun, check out the trailmix events calendar for free concerts, movies in the park and other kid-friendly attractions. And, if you’re like me you’ll find any excuse to work up an appetite, so the best exits in my opinion to find some good eats are between Park No. 567 and the Humboldt Access Point, but of course you should explore all the areas.
This is a great pathway to explore all of Chicago’s western neighborhoods this summer!