Dog Friendly Activities in Crystal Lake, IL

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Crystal Lake, and 44 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Crystal Lake.

Pet Friendly Hound Town Dog Park
Hound Town Dog Park Dogs may romp and play off-leash at this 3 acre Crystal Lake dog park. Out of town permits $60 per year. See Details
Pet Friendly Veteran Acres Park
Veteran Acres Park Bring your pet for a stroll through this lovely public park. Dogs are welcome as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Prairie Trail The Prairie Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Crystal Lake! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Prairie Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Bull Valley Dog Park Newly opened in 2014! Come try it out! The Bull Valley Dog Park is a wonderful 7 acre off-leash dog park, completely fenced. Bring your own water for now. Special activities are planned throughout the year. Call for schedule. Permits are $65 for Bull Valley and Woodstock residents. Non-resident rate $130. 14. See Details
Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve Pets have a blast playing off-leash in the fenced dog parks at this forest preserve. Includes 5 acres of grassy spaces and wooded paths. See Details
Lakewood Dog Park Dog owners drive from afar to enjoy this beautiful forest preserve, which includes four fenced off-leash areas with swimming, grassy areas, paths, and more. Permit required. See Details
Bo's Run This fully fenced off-leash dog park includes water, agility equipment, benches, and a keypad entry. 2 acres of field for dogs to enjoy. 5 foot tall fences. Seperate area for big dogs and another for smaller dogs and pups. Memberships required, and are limited in number! See Details
Pratt's Wayne Woods Forest Preserve Bring your pet for the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this forest preserve, which is fenced on 3 sides. Permit required. See Details
The Arboretum of South Barrington Find a dog-friendly atmosphere and plenty of parking at The Arboretum of South Barrington! The open-air center invites dogs to stroll around outside, on-leash. While dogs are only allowed in certain stores (owners should check with individual stores before entering), they are allowed in all of the common areas. The Arboretum is named for its lush treescapes and gardens. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. See Details
Hawk Hollow Preserve Hawk Hollow Preserve offers 34 acres of off-leash area for dogs to enjoy along with a three-mile multipurpose trail connecting to trails in Mallard Lake and West Branch forest preserves. A permit is required for off-leash use. Dogs must be leashed in all other areas of the preserve. The area is open during regular preserve hours. It is closed on Tuesday mornings until 10:00 am for routine maintenance. See Details
McBark Dog Park 4 acre open space for off leash fun. Must buy a year pass key card from City of McHenry. See Details
Lake in the Hills Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with shade and drinking water. Permits available through The Village. See Details
Duck Farm Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with wetlands, fields, and drinking fountains. Permit required. See Details
Fox River Trail (Algonquin to Aurora) The Fox River Trail (Algonquin to Aurora) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Algonquin! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Fox River Trail (Algonquin to Aurora). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Deer Park Town Center Different from your average shopping mall, Deer Park Town Center is an open-air lifestyle center providing you with leisurely amenities in addition to some of the best shopping and dining in Illinois. Deer Park Town Center features over 70 of the most exclusive shops and restaurants in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. Stores include Apple, Crate & Barrel, Barnes & Noble, Sephora, Gap, lululemon athletica, Pottery Barn, and more. Entertainment includes Century Theatres. Located in Lake County at the intersection of Rand (Route 12) & Long Grove Roads in Deer Park, IL, Deer Park Town Center is an easy drive from surrounding suburbs, downtown Chicago, O’Hare Airport, or Wisconsin. Park in front of your favorite store and spend an hour or a day shopping and dining, or catch a movie at Century Theatres. See Details
Fox River Trail (Algonquin to Aurora) The Fox River Trail (Algonquin to Aurora) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in South Elgin! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Fox River Trail (Algonquin to Aurora). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Richardson Adventure Farm Richardson Adventure Farm is pet-friendly during fall season. They claim to be home to the World's Largest Corn Maze. You and your pooch can also enjoy a wagon ride together, relax in the picnic area and tell a spooky story around the campfire at night. The season runs from September through mid-November. The farm is also open in the spring and summer for the Tulip Festival and then the Sunflower Festival which both welcome leashed dogs. See Details
Fox River Trail (Algonquin to Aurora) The Fox River Trail (Algonquin to Aurora) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Elgin! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Fox River Trail (Algonquin to Aurora). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
SEPHORA SEPHORA in Deer Park is pet-friendly. This retail chain offers a selection of upmarket makeup, perfumes, beauty and skincare products. Dogs are welcome inside the store, as long as they are leashed and well-behaved. SEPHORA is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Prairie Trail The Prairie Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in McHenry! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Prairie Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Moraine Hills State Park Dogs are welcome at Moraine Hills State Park. This pet-friendly recreation area is home to all sorts of different wildlife, including red fox, coyote, white-tailed deer, eastern cottontail, mink, opossum, raccoon, and lots of different birds. Located near the Fox River, McHenry Dam, and Lake Defiance; anglers swarm to the area in the hopes of hooking a fresh catch from the water. For those who prefer hiking to fishing, there are more than ten miles of trails, some surfaced with crushed limestone, that wind their way through the park. Alternatively, you can wander on the Fox River Trail, the Leatherleaf Bog Trail, and the 3.7-mile Lake Defiance Trail. The River Road trail is a paved pathway that is ideal for all levels of hikers. Additionally, you'll find ten different day use areas which are ideal for picnics as well, but remember, Fido must remain on a leash wherever they are in the park. See Details
Hebron Trail (Hebron to Richmond) The Hebron Trail (Hebron to Richmond) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Hebron! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Hebron Trail (Hebron to Richmond). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Illinois Prairie Path The Illinois Prairie Path is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in South Elgin! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Illinois Prairie Path. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details