AtoZ Blog Challenge -B- Belmont Harbor




Belmont Harbor is located in the heart of beautiful Lincoln Park and is one of the largest harbors in the Chicago Harbors system. The harbor is surrounded by acres of park space and a stunning skyline view to the south. Belmont Harbor is the home of several yacht clubs including Chicago Yacht Club.


When Katherine returned to the ‘Windy City’ in June, the familiar scenes along Lake Michigan greeted her as if she’d never been away. The views of the lake and lovely parks that she’d loved as a child seemed unaltered. Even the Lincoln Park Totem Pole that James Kraft had given the city had been replicated. Tourists were still selecting and mailing beautiful boat marina post cards. Best of all, she found in good weather, people of all ages still walked along the lakefront paths with children in their strollers and leashed dogs in tow. These paths were the closest thing Chicagoans have to a lovely Italian piazza where in the evening people make their passeggiata. She could hardly wait to join them for an evening stroll. (My new novel, Facing East)

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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12 Responses to AtoZ Blog Challenge -B- Belmont Harbor

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    Lovely post, keep them coming.

  2. Great photo today. After yesterday’s post, I’ve been humming ‘My kind of town, Chicago is, my kind of town.”

  3. noelleg44 says:

    Lovely, Stepheny. A great place to sail from!

  4. Jemima Pett says:

    It’s many years since I visited Chicago, rather than change planes there. Looking good – and glad to get your tour, Stepheny 🙂

    • Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Let’s pretend….I will meet you on Michigan Ave for tea. Take public transportation or splurge on a cab from the airport. We can finally meet in person.OR come back and see me while I continue to write other things about Chicago and the area.

  5. It looks like a beautiful place!

  6. Linda Harper Meyer says:

    What wonderful memories of growing up in the Chicago area. I feel like I am
    home again. I am so happy you are doing this and bringing so many of us back
    to our childhood days and encouraging others to visit Chicago if they haven’t.

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