Lake Michigan looking typical.

Lake Michigan - our friend, our water, our dumping ground, our border to the East.

There are many beaches you can go to, even though the water is usually too cold for everyone but dogs and kids.

It's also great for walking, running, or biking near...lots of nice paths and parks.

You can take architectural tours that start on the Chicago River and go out into the lake.

Apparently people also take boats out onto it.