My city Kolkata is lucky to have a Lake right within the city. Its called Rabindra Sarobar, named after the great poet Rabindranath Tagore. Its not as large as Lake Michigan, but the best part is the vast greenery surrounding it. Morning walkers throng this place every day. Also many cultural movements and programs seed from here.
We were there today morning for participating in a Walk organized by an NGO, who are working on enabling girl childs. Approx 2.5k people joined the silent march for 1.5 hours. If the walk helps erase at least a few silent tears of the deprived girl childs all across the world, that would be great start.