Back in 1885, a man named George Dolton decided that a little piece of land in Illinois was the perfect place to settle because it was the exact spot where the Indian Trail crossed over the Little Calumet River. So he built a house and began running a ferry to help others cross the river. That little business made Dolton, Illinois what it is today. A community soon grew and flourished, and several businesses thrived, all thanks to Dolton's ferry. When you bring your dog to visit Dolton, make some time to learn more about the history of this quaint little village.
But before you do that, you have to stop by Dolton Park. This is a 23-acre park where you can walk your dog on-leash, get some exercise, and enjoy some fresh air. The jogging trail is completely paved so that it is easy to walk. You will also find a playground, ball fields, and picnic pavilions here.
Blackstone Park is another six acres in Dolton that is open to the public. You can walk your dog, play fetch, or just let the kids play on the playground. There isn't a walking trail here, but there is plenty of room to run.
Dolton doesn't have much else to offer dog owners, but you and Fido can find more furrific activities just a short drive out of town!