If you need a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life, then why not plan a day outing with your pup surrounded by nature without leaving the booming metropolis? Grab Fido and head to the Hegewisch Marsh Park in Chicago, Illinois.
Located on western banks of the Calumet River, this land is dedicated to conservation of the city’s wildlife. You can park along any of the side streets nearby or head to a parking garage to spend the day! Pack up your pup, click on their leash and enjoy some of the city’s most beautiful land.
Hegewisch Marsh offers 129 acres of land for you and your pawtastic pup to wander around and discover some rather rare and almost extinct species of flora and fauna. Follow the mile of paved and unpaved paths that wind throughout the marshes and wetlands. There are also meadows to enjoy with the city’s skyline situated in the distance. The entire park is part of the larger Calumet Open Space Reserve operated by the city of Chicago. Sit and watch the river running and enjoy the cool, summer breezes known for this area.
Be sure to keep your pup on leash while visiting here as you would not want to disturb the nesting grounds and habitats of these wetland and prairie animals. Take some time to sit on the benches provided along the paths for some much-needed relaxation with your furever friend.
You will find restrooms and drinking fountains on the property, and trash receptacles for you to clean up after your furry friend. Be sure to bring clean up bags.
Mark some outdoor time on your calendar to spend with your puptastic friend in one of the most beautiful sections of Chicago - the Hegewisch Marsh Park.