Sauganash Woods is a small community of large homes that started construction in 1995. The community is surrounded by three cemeteries to the east, the North Branch of the Chicago River to the south, and W. Bryn Mawr Ave. to the north. This is a very close-knit community that is well-kept. Going for walks with Daisy should not be an issue with so many green spaces surrounding the village. There are dog parks and pet supply stores within easy driving distance along with numerous restaurants in the area to check out.
For those of you who are new to Chicago, the weather here runs from one extreme to the other. Winters offer weeks of snow, ice, and below freezing temperatures, especially when the lake effect winds blow. Summers can be filled with hot days of endless sunshine that are perfect for spending the day hiking along the river or out on the lake for those who have a boat.
Although the terrain here is not perfectly flat, what little bit of variance there is tends to be hardly noticeable. The community does offer sidewalks that run around the outer and inner ring of houses. The pavement gives you somewhere to take Daisy for their daily walks and there are grassy berms for them to walk on when the pavement is too hot.
The only problem with this is that walking around the community every day can get a bit on the dull side. You can, of course, go for walks in the cemeteries as there are plenty of paths running through them you and Daisy can use to add to your walks. Or you can take the trails through the woods that run alongside the North Branch of the Chicago River. There are plenty of options to help keep your hikes fun and exciting!
Sauganash Woods is surrounded by green space. The three cemeteries to the east cover a vast area and have plenty of trails running through that you and Daisy can wander around on.
Just on the other side of the river is Gompers Park. The park actually straddles the river and covers 39 acres including a lagoon, an area of rehabilitated wetlands. Along with numerous athletic fields, there are trails along the river that will take you and Daisy on a shaded journey deep into the woods and seemingly miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city into the quiet of the woods. The trails will take you deep into the Forest Glen Woods as long as you are up for the walk.
Living here also puts very close to the North Park Village Nature Center, a 46-acre nature preserve that includes numerous hiking trails, an educational center, and a birding area for you and Daisy to enjoy exploring together.