Located in the flat plains of Illinois is the quiet, peaceful city of Somonauk. This town is mainly residential, so there is not a lot to do for you and your pup, but there is plenty of open space where you both can walk, play and run. Don't write this town off yet, though. Somonauk makes up for its lack of attractions in charm and proximity to an abundance of nearby nature preserves.
If you are passing through the city, you must stop by Lake Holiday, a large green area with its own man-made lake. Lake Holiday is a main attraction among the townspeople and passersby. If you like in Somonauk and want an adventure, you are very lucky, because Somonauk is incredibly close to Chicago and surrounded by the many villages of Chicago.
The region is full of the best of the Midwest -- restaurants, dog parks, nature preserves and mutts more! If you're bored in your own town, you can head to downtown Chicago, Fox Lake, Midewin National Tallgrass Prarie, or even the beach at Lake Michigan. Once you've had a boisterous day outside of Somonauk, going home will be even sweeter. The best part of traveling is always coming home!
If you're ever bored in your town, head to the neighboring town of Sandwich. Situated in the the neighborhood of City Center is Millstone Park. It will not take you more than ten minutes in your car to get there. This park is pretty bare bones, so don't expect any doggie playgrounds or amenities. It has a small playground and a large stretch of grass. The park is not an off-leash park, so make sure your pooch is on a leash at all times. The park is frequented by locals who like to sit in the grass and play with their families and dogs, so you may even make a friend or two!
Only ten minutes away from Somonauk is the beautiful Lake Holiday. This beautiful area is 328 acres in size complete with a large man-made lake. You will find plenty of people swimming, boating and fishing here. What is the fun of having a dog if you can't take them to a beautiful place like that? Pack a picnic, grab a few doggie toys, and spend the day at the lake. There is even a marina at the lake where you can rent fishing or boating equipment. You know your pooch would be so excited if you pulled a fish out of the water!