We have some beautiful lighthouses dotting the lakefront.
Last summer we went caching at a wonderful park down on the lakefront. It's called Millard Park and it's in Evanston, IL. The park is built on land that once belonged to the Robert Schaffner Estate. This was also the location of a multi-stage geocache and had us hiking all over this vast estate. On the property were beautiful gardens, a gazebo, an old abandoned building, ravines and gorgeous lakefront beaches. We had to visit 5 separate areas and find clues to tell us where the final cache was hidden. The geocaches have been hidden by permission of the park.
Here we are at the abandoned building. I could just imagine how beautiful this building once was, with its floor to ceiling windows. I think they must have held parties out here. What a fantastic view of the lake!
Hiking to the gardens, where they often hold wedding ceremonies. There was a clue written on the bottom of this rubber snake, which we found in the garden.
It took us about 3 hours, but we finished it and it was a lot of fun. Here's a photo of part of the happy group!
We ventured further down the beach afterwards. Lake Michigan is lined with huge boulders. We had a lot of fun climbing all over them.