Things to do

A complete guide to the 606

Explore a complete guide to the park, including where to eat, shop and drink off each entrance to the 606


By Brent DiCrescenzo

Posted: Friday August 25 2017


Adam Photograph: Alexander/courtesy of The Trust for Public Land

For years, the Bloomingdale Trail was an unused elevated train line, riddled with weeds and broken bottles. After some extensive renovations, it's now Chicago's very first elevated park: The 606. Connecting Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park and Bucktown, the path provides pedestrians and cyclists with easy access to some of the city's best restaurants, bars, music venues and more. Ready to explore? We've put together a complete guide to the very stuff you'll find along the 606.

Things to do off the 606

Restaurants near the 606

Where to grab a snack (or meal) after your hike

Bars along the 606

Refuel with beer, cocktails or wine at these convenient watering holes

Shopping off of the 606

Bikes, chocolate, clothing and more

Entertainment near the 606

See a band, check out some art or peruse an antique button museum

Things to do with kids on the 606

Find a place to toddle or a playground to monkey around in

How to get to the 606 by train, bus or bike

The elevated park is easy to reach, even if you're coming from Kenosha

What to do off the 606 at…

Ridgeway Trailhead

The western end of the Bloomingdale Trail

Julia de Burgos Park

Visit Humboldt Park or hot new restaurants on Armitage Avenue

California Avenue entry point

Jump off the trail and take a stroll through Logan Square

Milwaukee Leavitt (Park 567)

The gateway to nightlife along Milwaukee Avenue

Churchill Park

The heart of Wicker Park and Bucktown on Damen Avenue

Walsh Park

The eastern end brings you to Metra, Lincoln Park and the river