Dog Walkers in Lake Forest, IL

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Dog Areas in Lake Forest, IL

11 Parks
2 Trails
2 Shops
3 Eateries
3 Groomers

Located about 30 miles north of downtown Chicago, the city of Lake Forest is a wonderful community for dogs and their owners. There are nearly 200 acres of parklands and 20 miles of walking trails in this community. You can find three veterinary clinics in town if you're searching for professional care for your pup.

About ten miles northeast of town, you can treat Fido to some off-leash playtime at the Independence Grove Dog Park. The 30-acre fenced area includes a pond, open fields, and some woods. You'll need to get a day pass or purchase an annual permit, which is good at all four Lake County Forest Preserve dog parks.

Another puptacular play area for Fido is the Lakewood Dog Park. The 66-acre facility is completely fenced and includes meadows, trails, and a water station. Head west about 15 miles to reach this Lake County Forest Preserve park.

If you'd rather enjoy some one-on-one time with your fur baby, check out Fort Sheridan Preserve off Sheridan Road. This 250-acre facility has hiking trails that wander through wooded and open areas. Dogs are welcome to join you if they're on a leash and you clean up after them.

Lake Forest is a furrific area where dogs and their owners can get outside to exercise or to go exploring.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Lake Forest, IL

  1. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 917/sq mi

    #1 West Lake Forest

    West Lake Forest is a largely residential area with single-family homes, some apartment buildings, and a small commercial district. The neighborhood has tree-lined streets with sidewalks where you and your fur baby can get some exercise. When you want to treat Fido to a little off-leash playtime with other pups, take him to Prairie Wolf Dog Park off Waukegan Road. This 44-acre fenced facility offers trails, open field, and pond access. To use the park, you need to purchase a day pass or an annual permit for the Lake Forest dog runs. Bring waste bags and clean up after your pooch.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,278/sq mi

    #2 Kennedy

    The neighborhood of Kennedy has single-family homes and a church. There are quiet, wooded lanes here where you and your special pal can take a stroll together. When you want to enjoy some fresh air and green space, take your furry friend to Meadowood Park. This seven-acre facility has an open field where you and Fido can play some ball or frisbee together. Stroll along the North Branch of the Chicago River with your special pal. Dogs can join you as long as they're on a leash no longer than 16 feet. Remember to bring water and waste bags with you when you visit.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,696/sq mi

    #3 Lake Forest

    The Lake Forest community includes streets with single-family homes, a golf course, and a few parks. You'll find some quiet, wooded blocks here where you and Fido can go for a daily stroll together. If you're looking for a place to go hiking or jogging, check out the Robert McClory Bike Path. This mixed-use trail stretches for about 25 miles through Lake County. Dogs are allowed to accompany you on this pawesome pathway as long as you keep them on a leash and under control. Bring water and waste bags so that you can clean up your furry friend's waste.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 503/sq mi

    #4 Meadowood

    Meadowood is a small residential development with private residences on wooded lots. You can take a peaceful walk around the block with your canine companion in this neighborhood. When you want to get some fresh air and exercise with your furry pal, head to the Middlefork Savanna. This 687 acre property includes a four mile pathway of crushed stone that wanders through wetlands, prairie, and savanna. Enjoy a walk or jog with fido in this outdoor paradise. Dogs are permitted on the gravel trail as long as they're restrained on a leash. Be sure to bring water and waste bags with you.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,158/sq mi

    #5 Lake Forest-East

    Lake Forest-East is a residential neighborhood with a few schools and single-family homes. You and Spot can take a walk along the sidewalk here. There's a pawtastic preserve in the area that's a great place to go exploring with your fur baby. Head to the Skokie River Nature Preserve. Hike along the 4.2 miles of natural trail that go through woodlands, savanna, prairie, and meadows. You'll need to become a registered member of the Lake Forest Open Lands to have dog walking privileges here. Your pooch needs to be healthy and up-to-date on vaccinations. Make sure you clean up your pup's waste.
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