If strolling through a forest is your dog’s idea of a good time, grab the leash and head over to Tekawitha Woods Forest Preserve. This lovely slice of nature sits on the western bank of Fox River. It’s chock full of trees and just calling your pup’s name!
Tekawitha Forest Preserve sprawls across 65 acres of
forested land and has a pawsome network of trails that lets your pooch discover
the park’s beauty. At just under a mile, the main trail loops around the center
of the property. If your doggo really wants to check out the river, follow one
of the spur trails to the water’s edge. There’s also a paved path dedicated to
strollers, so two legged babies can also enjoy the park.
No matter what time of year you and your canine companion
visit, Tekawitha Woods Forest Preserve will have plenty of natural wonders to
discover. If you visit in spring, your pooch will be treated to a vibrant display
of wildflowers. And the songs of the migratory birds will make their ears perk
right up. During the summer, the shady forest is a welcome relief from the hot
temperatures. As for the fall? The colors of the leaves will absolutely thrill
your pup to their core.
Restrooms are located near the parking lot. You’ll also
find a picnic area. Bring along some lunch and enjoy an outdoor meal with your
pooch. The scenery and company just can’t be beat! Don’t forget to carry plenty
of water and always have a clean up bag on hand. No bones about it, your pooch
will absolutely love this park!