Lithuanian Plaza is a rectangular neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago. Historically, this area was populated heavily by the Lithuanian community of Chicago. Chicago still has the largest community of Lithuanian people besides Lithuania. The Lithuanian Plaza is still rich in heritage and culture that has an influence on the style of homes and businesses in the area. This neighborhood borders the lovely Marquette Park where there is no question that you and your dog will spend many happy hours exploring and enjoying the lovely views.
North of Lithuania Plaza, the Dog-E Stylez Grooming Salon can have your dog looking good and west of Marquette Park, you can find the Tres Chic Dog Grooming salon which offers high-quality styling for your dog. South of Lithuania Plaza, there is a pet supply store that provides access to toys, food, and other supplies you need to keep your pup happy and healthy.
Homes in Lithuanian Plaza are beautiful brick buildings that generally one or two stories with lots of intricate detail work. Homes are not large and they have tiny front yards, but most yards are not fenced. Attractive landscaping throughout as well as lots of lovely trees make this a very pleasant neighborhood to stroll through with your dog.
If you become tired of neighborhood walks, you don't have far to look for a much more diverse and interesting walk. Marquette Park wraps around the lovely Marquette Lagoon for an absolutely charming stroll with your pup near the water. While much of this park is devoted to golf course and ball fields, it is laid out carefully so that you can navigate around the playing fields and get to enjoy all that this park has to offer. Natural shorelines provide areas for your dog to become introduced to the water in a gentle way.
Lithuania Plaza is lucky enough to be located right next to the gorgeous Marquette Park. This park features lots of water and natural shorelines for you and your dog to explore, as well as miles of tree-lined trails. Several bridges lead to little islands within Marquette Lagoon where you can find a private spot to settle down and relax.
There is a good balance of well-maintained grassy fields and areas that are allowed to be wild and natural, so you will enjoy a pleasant and easy walk while still allowing your dog to explore. Your dog may even enjoy wading in the shallow water. Gradual inclines like what this lake has to offer are the best way to introduce a young or nervous dog to water.
If you are willing to travel by car and are seeking a hike through a forest, you can head south to the Dan Ryan Woods where well-maintained natural trails are available to you.