The Best Beaches near Oak Park

Richard Remington at Chicago
North Avenue Beach, Chicago, IllinoisNorth Avenue BeachChicago, IllinoisGreat view of Chicago from this #beach #architecture #goldenhourChicago, IllinoisChicagoIllinoisA beautiful lady enjoying the beach on the lakefront on a cold and windy day.Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisTiming is everything. If I tried to take this shot a million times I would never be able to duplicate the position of the sun in her tires. She was...John Hancock Center, Chicago, IllinoisJohn Hancock CenterChicago, IllinoisOnly Chicago's "third" highest skyscraper, the John Hancock Center is able to show you a completely different view than from the Willis Tower....Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisThe find of the day was a group of 6 red knots in beautiful breeding plumage. What on Earth they were doing at Montrose was impossible to figure...Chicago, Chicago, IllinoisChicagoChicago, IllinoisThe view of the beach along Lake Michigan. Taken from the 95th floor of the John Hancock building.Chicago, IllinoisChicagoIllinoisA nice little patch of flowers at Montrose Beach on the lakefront holds beautiful monarchs if you get there at the right time of the year. Getting...Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisA dunlin and a least sandpiper feed in a small puddle created by rainwater. These small temporary pools attract many migrating shorebirds. These...Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisA group of 6 red knots that took my breath away. These birds were lifers for me and I spent a good 2 hours following them around on the beach while...Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisA handsome dunlin in breeding plumage. These birds are only present when migrating through the area.daaa beach, Chicago, Illinoisdaaa beachChicago, IllinoisEvanstonMontrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisThis is just north of Downtown Chicago at one of my favorite spots to look at the city. Montrose has the beach itself, a nature preserve, a quirky...North Avenue Beach, Chicago, IllinoisNorth Avenue BeachChicago, IllinoisView from the lake front bike trail.Leone Beach Park, Chicago, IllinoisLeone Beach ParkChicago, IllinoisBeautiful beach and park on the shores of Lake Michigan.Chicago, IllinoisChicagoIllinoisA migrating Bairds Sandpiper at Montrose Beach in Chicago. These birds are always difficult to identify because they all look the same.Chicago, IllinoisChicagoIllinoisA large female peregrine falcon bathing on the lakefront. It is fun to watch the other birds scatter when these aerial predators coast down the...Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisA group of sentinels watching for a peregrine falcon while one of them looks for food. These birds are always looking up as if they expect to be...Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisA group of 6 red knots preening after a meal. these are amazing birds and I was very fortunate to see them. They are very rare in the Chicago area...Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisA Northern Rough Winged Swallow on the beach in Chicago. These birds are constantly moving and very active so when I got the chance to photograph...Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisA pair of dunlins in breeding plumage. These are very attractive birds that take on a completely different look during mating season. Some birds go...
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