Those looking for a place to getaway from it all, to immerse themselves in nature, peace and serenity away from the hustle and bustle of big city life will fall in love with Union Pier. The lakeshore village is indescribably beautiful and offers a slower, more laid back pace of life just 90 minutes from Chicago.
One of the best things to do in Union Pier is of course to basque in the area’s natural beauty and enjoy the atmosphere of the lake. Travelers can rent kayaks, canoes, bicycles and camping equipment in town in order to explore Union Pier in their own way. Wander down the main strip and browse the quirky artisan and handicraft stores, ice cream parlors and homely local restaurants. Wine lovers can also embark on wine sampling -- visiting well known local wineries such as Free Run and St Julian’s wine cellars.
Union Pier is filled with many adorable boutique accommodation choices. Opt for a place by Gordon Beach or Lakeshore Road to remain in the pulsing heart of the action.
The summer months between June and August are the best time to visit Union Pier. Temperatures are warm and enable travelers to spend their time in the great outdoors.