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Chicago, known as the ‘Windy City’ is located in northeastern Illinois on the southwestern tip of Lake Michigan. The city lies beside freshwater Lake Michigan, and two rivers—the Chicago River in downtown and the Calumet River in the industrial far South Side—flow entirely or partially through Chicago.
There’s no better way to explore Chicago than by taking advantage of the multitude of attractions, events, tours, and recreational activities throughout the city. The most popular attractions include the family friendly Navy Pier and the educational Art Institute of Chicago. Another Chicago highlight is Museum Campus that hosts the popular Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum and the Adler Planetarium.
Chicago is bordered by Lake Michigan, the third largest of the Great Lakes and the sixth largest lake in the world. Bordered by Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, it is the only one of the Great Lakes that lies completely within the borders of the US. Lake Michigan is 307 miles long and 118 miles wide with 1,660 miles of shoreline.
Enjoying a Sea-Doo boat ride on Lake Michigan is a special treat. Cruise along the Chicago harbors and enjoy a view of the magnificent skyline. From the water the vantage point is spectacular. Chicago’s founders set a policy that the waterfronts would remain open, clear, and free of any buildings or obstructions. This foresight has provided boaters and pedestrians a beautiful environment to enjoy the lake and beaches of Chicago. Chicago’s lakefront consists almost entirely of parks and public access facilities. Boating and sailing Illinois lakes and waterways are a popular pastime.
The Illinois Chain O’Lakes is a waterway system in northeast Illinois composed of 15 lakes connected by the Fox River and man-made channels. Made up of the most popular lakes in Illinois, the Chain encompasses more than 7,100 acres of water, 488 miles of shoreline and is the busiest inland recreational waterway per acre in the US. On any given day you will find enthusiastic Sea-Doo boats and personal watercraft (PWC) enjoying the Illinois Chain O’Lakes.
If you are looking a Sea-Doo boat to enjoy the Lake Michigan or the Illinois Chain O’Lakes, Sea-Doo has numerous dealers with boats for sale in the greater Chicago area:
Sea-Doo dealers in Chicago, Illinois:
- XTreme Power Sports, 6647 Kennedy Ave., Hammond, IN 46323, (219) 844-4400
- Nielsen Enterprises, Inc., 130 S. RT. 83, Lake Villa IL, 60046, (847) 356-3000
- Woodfield Motor Sports, 85 East Golf Rd., Hoffman Estates 60169, (847) 885-7525
- RJ’s Recreational Vehicles, 2040 West Roosevelt Rd., West Chicago, IL 60185, (630) 876-8423
- Maxim Powersports, 5901 E. 81st St., Merrillville, IN 46410, (219) 942-0548
For more information on visiting or boating in Chicago, visit ExploreChicago.