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“Favorite Highland Park beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rosewood Beach

Rosewood Beach
45 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL
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Chicago
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“Favorite Highland Park beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

It's well-maintained and peaceful. There are grills for picnicking, and there is a path through the ravines for a little hiking. Not much parking below - must park up top at end of Roger Williams Ave. and come down the stone steps.

Visited September 2011
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Highland Park, IL
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“Love the beach and the park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

My son and I ride our bikes over here whenever possible. It's just a beautiful place to enjoy the lakefront. We hike out on the pier and watch the lake, or we hang out in the park on the bluff which has wonderful lake views. Only drawback to the beach is that there tend to be a lot of little bugs flying around in the summer, probably due to the nearby forested area.

Visited August 2011
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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“Definitely the nicer of the two public beaches in HP”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Definitely the nicer of the two public beaches in HP (It's between this and Park Avenue... for people, at least! The dogs have got Moraine). Always clean, sandy (unlike Park Ave, really), they've got lifeguards on duty, and I've never gone without a stranger striking up a friendly conversation with me.

There are picnic tables, benches, and charcoal grills available to anyone who wants them, as well as tents to provide some shade on the really hot days.

It does close at dusk, though, so don't head there too late in the afternoon!

Visited July 2011
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