Chiwaukee Prairie & Carol Beach
As you head East across the railroad tracks, you'll be facing a panorama of Lake Michigan as you ride along side the Chiwaukee Prairie.
Originally known as Chiwaukee for being equi-distant between Chicago & Milwaukee, this residential area is now know as Carol Beach after being named after the daughter of real estate developer Joseph Shaffron in 1946.
Carol Beach spreads north and south along the Lake Michigan shoreline and is peppered with many Nature Concervancy holdings which preserve this significant wetland and prairie area. The largest holding is just south of 116st and west of lakeshore. Interpretive trails lie off 2nd Ave, just west of 1st Court and provides a great place to view prairie wildlife.
You will find temperatures along the lakeshore up to 10 degrees cooler than further inland.