Dog Friendly Activities in Monticello, IL

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Monticello, and 6 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 Monticello.

Pet Friendly Allerton Park & Retreat Center
Allerton Park & Retreat Center Whether you are looking for a place to hold a dog-friendly special event, or just want spend an afternoon taking in nature's beauty, Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, IL, offers all of that and more. It has 1500 dog-friendly acres of meadows, woodlands, gardens, hiking trails, farmsteads, and amazing sculptures. And it can be used daily for hiking, picnicking, and bird-watching. There is also a 100+ year old Georgian mansion right on sight that hosts many weddings and other special events. Dogs are allowed, but must be on a leash (no more than 6') and under the owner's control at all times. Owners are also responsible for cleaning up after their pets. See Details
Pet Friendly Monticello Railway Museum
Monticello Railway Museum Monticello Railway Museum is dog-friendly! Walk through the museum cars and view many pieces of rolling stock at this museum. Visit the gift shop, and on weekends from May through October, train rides are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Leashed pet dogs are welcome and can ride the train. See Details
Alto Vineyards Alto Vineyards in Champain, IL is the second branch of the beautiful winery founded by the Renzaglia family in 1985. They have received many awards on the fine quality of the wine they produce, vintages starting in 1988. They offer many seasonal events to attend that can be veiwed on their website. And they even offer special Case Club discounts for anyone purchasing a full case of their prize-winning wine. Your dog is allowed at the outdoor tables, but must be on a leash. Owner is responsible for pet control and clean-up while on the site. See Details
Antiques & More at Staley Road, Inc. Leashed dogs are welcome at Antiques & More at Staley Road, Inc. in Champaign, IL. This pet-friendly antique mall offers nearly 9000 square feet of space to browse for all kinds of antique and vintage items. They say "if you can't find it here, you probably aren't going to find it anywhere". See Details
Robert C. Porter Family Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fully fenced Champaign dog park, which includes a separate area for small dogs. Permit required. See Details
Clinton Lake State Recreation Area Dogs are welcome at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area. This 9,300-acre site is home to the cooling lake for the Exelon Power Station, the Clinton Lake. Lots of visitors bring their boats and relax on the large lake, fish for a variety of different fish, or relax on one of the beaches that hug the water. There are 5.5 miles of dog-friendly hiking trails located north of the beach including the Houseboat Cove Trail, Pond in Woods Trail, and the North Loop Trail. For more experienced hikers who like a challenge, the 9.3-mile North Fork Hiking Trail has no exits, so you and your pooch really have to be in it for the long haul. See Details
Champaign Bark District Dog Park The membership-only Champaign Bark District Dog Park provides your dog a place to run off-leash and interact with other dogs and humans in Champaign, IL. Located on seven acres near the southeast corner of Windsor and Rising Roads, the park features a 4-foot fence, double-gated entry area, separate areas for large and small dogs, parking lot, and trash cans/dog waste stations. Membership is required. See Details
Spitler Woods State Natural Area Dogs are welcome at Spitler Woods State Natural Area. This wooded park in Mount Zion is made up of a variety of different trees, including red oak, walnut, and maple. It's an ideal spot to take Fido on a pretty woodland walk, with plenty of trails and picnic areas throughout located near a creak that weaves through the woods. Pet owners are reminded to clean up after their pets and keep their pooch on a leash for the duration of their stay. See Details