Hi, I'm Geri and I am 21 years old. I have grown up around dogs my entire life; currently, I have two wonderful dogs named Sassy and Laddie. My brothers and I take our dogs for walks almost every day. While I am away at university, I regularly volunteer at the local Humane Society (walking dogs, cleaning kennels, grooming cats and dogs, etc.). My love for dogs and other animals is infinite and I am very excited to be a Wag! Walker.
In both Grundy and Will counties in Illinois, you will find the pawsome village of Channahon. This furiendly place offers numerous parks for you and your pup to enjoy together! To make sure your dog is in good health, there are two veterinary clinics and animal hospitals in Channahon.
You can’t visit Channahon without enjoying some exercise on the Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail! This puptastic trail is around 79 miles long and offers endless walking for you and your pup, and is a great way to burn some energy! Since bikes can also use this route, it may be best to keep your furry friend on leash. The best part of the trail runs into McKinley Woods Forest Preserve. This is a furrific place for hiking and exploring the woods with your pooch. Your pup is sure to love all of the new scents and sights of nature! This is also the oppawunity to camp and fish here.
One of the top parks in Channahon is the Community Park! This is a pawsome place to relax and walk your four-legged friend in the sunshine since there are walking paths all around the park. You can explore and also spend time playing fetch on the green grass with your pupper! Other amenities here include a splash pad, tennis courts and baseball field.
Let your pooch have a ball in Channahon!
Every pooch loves a trip to the park, which means a visit to Henneberry Park is in order when you are in Channahon! This place is paradise for your pup since there is plenty of open green space for rolling and roaming. All you have to bring is some of your furry friend’s favorite toys and you can play fetch all day long! Another puptastic place to visit is Amberleigh Park. This green neighborhood spot will having your doggo barking for joy since it is all grass. There is also a playground for the kids to enjoy. If you get hungry, head to the Big Fish Bar and grille. This is a dog friendly place where you can tuck into some delicious seafood and your canine can join you at the outdoor tables.
For some fun in the sun with your beloved canine, head to the Channahon Park District Central Park! This is a pawsome place in town where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll on the walking paths with your furry friend, as well as let your pup roll and roam on the grass. There is plenty of open space to play fetch and tug of war; this is sure to burn some excitable energy! Other puptastic amenities here include a playground for the kids, soccer fields, tennis courts, a skate park, volleyball court and baseball fields for having some fun with the family.
For an adventure with your furry friend, jump in the car and head next door to Joliet! Here you can find the Rock Run Rookery Preserve, which is a pawsome place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. This beautiful 224 acre preserve boasts some sniff-tastic trails you can explore with your pooch, as well as two lakes where you can catch channel catfish, bluegill and smallmouth bass. In addition, there is a picnic shelter where you and your dog can enjoy a treat after all that puptastic scouting through nature! All furry friends are welcome at Rock Run Rookery Preserve, as long as they remain on leash.
Just next door to the north of Channahon, you will find the furrific Shorewood! Here you can visit the pawsome Cene’s Four Seasons Park with your pooch, which has everything your furry friend needs to have fun! There is plenty of open green grass for rolling and roaming, as well as room for playing fetch. There is even enough space to practice some training! You can also wander around the walking path to stretch your pup’s legs. Other puptastic amenities at Cene’s Four Seasons Park include tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground for the kids and baseball fields for family fun.
For a pawsome day out with your pooch, head next door to the puptown of Wilmington. Here you can enjoy a trip to the Fossil Rock Recreation Area where there is lots of green open grass to play fetch with your furry friend and enjoy being outdoors in nature. Camping is also allowed here and your pup is welcome as long as he remains on leash. Since there are not any dog friendly hotels in Channahon, you can stay at the Knights Inn in Wilmington, which isn’t far away. You can bring two furry friends to stay of any size for only a small additional fee per night.