Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and Great Lakes speaker. She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has written three books about the Great Lakes [A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach *a Heartland Indie Bestseller*, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk *winner of the Great Lakes Great Reads Award*, and A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure]. To learn more about her work, or to book her as a speaker, go to http://LakeTrek.com
This January, I spent some time in the largest city on the Great Lakes: Chicago.
I love this city in the winter.
I began my first 1,000-mile Great Lakes Adventure here in the final days of winter in 2009.
My hike around Lake Michigan began on Navy Pier.
Enjoy these photos from this shining city on the lakeshore.
Ice on the Chicago River
Lake Michigan and the Chicago River
Ice on Navy Pier
Ice on the lake and one of the water intakes for the city
Chicago's water comes from Lake Michigan.
*Over 30 million people get their drinking water from our Great Lakes.
Navy Pier and the lake