Shorewood is a quiet residential community just about an hour from muttropolitan Chicago. This village is lush with beautiful homes, pleasant parks and a lovely town center. The DuPage River flows through Shorewood, providing ample recreation opportunities, and of course, pawsome scenery.
A perect place for an off leash romp is located inside the Hammel Woods DuPage River Access area. You and your pup will love exploring this 445-acre preserve, and there is a fenced-in 8.5-acre off-leash spot that has a nice shady seating area where you can relax during your dog’s playtime. There is a permit required for use of the off-leash area, and are available for yearly or day use from the Forest Preserve District of Will County.
If you and your pup prefer a hike, check out the DuPage River Trail. With 16.8-miles of trail, there are many access points in Shorewood. A great place to hop on the trail with your leashed pup is at the trailhead located adjacent to the off-leash park at the Hammel Woods DuPage River Access area. This paved trail will take you through some of Shorewood’s most scenic spots as you hike along the DuPage River.
After your romp, head to Skooters Roadhouse for some delicious barbecue. You’ll love the ambiance of their outdoor seating area, especially because leashed dogs are welcome there, too.
In the event that your pet needs medical attention or just a yearly check-up, Shorewood has four veterinarian clinics to care for your furry friend.
Whether you’re a local or just visiting, you and Fido are sure to love Shorewood.
Your pup will go nuts for the Walnut Trails neighborhood in Shorewood. This neighborhood’s large outdoor recreation area is Cene’s Four Seasons Park, a pawsome place to hang out with your leashed dog. At 45 acres, there’s lots of room to roll in the grass, enjoy a picnic or take a stroll on the park’s paved walking path that meanders through the park and the adjacent residential area. Cene’s Four Seasons Park also has a playground, benches, picnic tables, a water fountain, restrooms and sports fields. In the winter, the park has a sledding hill, too! Remember to bring a leash and cleanup bags.
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