Park Number 538 lies along the eastside of the North Shore Channel, on North Kedzie Avenue in Chicago, and offers unique hiking adventures for residents and visitors . While this lovely park houses the Stadium at Devon and Kedzie in its southern end, there are also over three miles of rustic trails that travel through uncultivated grasslands and woodlands, riverbank habitats, and along the Chicago River throughout its 35 acres.
Trails are comprised of mostly wood chips and dirt, which is easy on your feet and your fur baby’s paws. There are four habitats that these trails meander through, which include the mowed grass strip that runs along the street, the Tallgrass Section, Woodlands Section, and Riverbank Section. Take the Tallgrass Trails to see some pawesome native wildflowers, butterflies, bees, and birds.
The Woodlands and Riverbank Trails each have been known to have many furific critters like squirrels, skunks, otters, foxes, raccoons, rabbits, opossums, deer, and beavers. Along the Chicago Riverbank, you and your canine kid will likely see ducks, geese, egrets, hawks, seagulls, and turtles. Please keep your fur buddy on a leash and do not let them chase or scare the critters.
There are a few benches in the shade of the huge oak and pine trees that line the trail on both sides. You and Fido might enjoy taking a seat along the river where you can watch the watercraft often on the water such as barges, pleasure boats, kayaks, and canoes. You can also throw a pole in the river to try your luck at catching some of the catfish, bass, sunfish, bluegill, or crappie. However, make sure you have an Illinois fishing permit.
You will need to bring some bottles of water for you and your canine kid because there are no fountains or other drinking water available along the Park Number 538 Trail. There are no restrooms on the trail either, so you will have to go to the Chippewa Park, which is two blocks east of Park Number 538 on North Sacramento. All in all, you and your pooch are going to love the trail at Park Number 538, and you will want to come back again.