Dog Friendly Activities in St. Charles, IL

There are 2 dog friendly activities in St. Charles, and 49 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 St. Charles.

Pet Friendly Great Western Trail
Great Western Trail The Great Western 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 Saint Charles! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Great Western 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
Pet Friendly Fox River Trail (Algonquin to Aurora)
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 Saint Charles! 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
Whalon Lake Dog Park The Forest Preserve District of Will County's 8-acre fenced Whalon Lake Dog Park provides an exercise area where dogs can run free. The Dog Park also features a smaller 2.5-acre park for dogs under 30 pounds. A shelter and benches provide comfort for the canines' human companions. A permit is required for use of the Dog Park. Other amenities at Whalon Lake include multi-purpose trails, picnic shelters, and access to an 80-acre lake for boating and fishing. See Details
Green Valley Forest Preserve There are actually 2 dog parks here. There is a large area for big dogs and a smaller separate area for small dogs. You have to have a permit to take your dog to these areas. There is water and a nice shaded bench. See Details
Batavia Bark Park Batavia Bark Park features three acres of fully-fenced space for you pup to enjoy. Other features include a pavilion, shade trees, and a small beach area. This is a free dog park and no permit for use is needed. See Details
SpringBrook Prairie Dog Park Dogs with valid Forest Preserve District permits can enjoy Springbrook Prairie’s off-leash area at the 83rd Street trailhead. Owners must have their dogs’ permits in their possession when in the off-leash area. Applications for annual and daily permits are available through Visitor Services at (630) 933-7248 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Rules for the off-leash area are posted at the preserve. Dogs must be on leashes no greater than 10 feet in length in all other areas of the preserve, including the parking lots 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
Lincoln Dog Park Lincoln Dog Park is a pet-friendly park in Aurora. The park is fully fenced and equipped with shady trees, doggy water fountains, benches for humans, and plenty of space for a game of fetch. Dogs must have a permit to use the park. 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
Geneva Commons Geneva Commons offers a wide variety of places you can shop with your pet by your side including Wet Nose--a designer pawtique. Visit the website or stop in Wet Nose for a list of pet-friendly stores. See Details
East Branch Forest Preserve Off Leash Dog Area Pets will love to play off-leash in the designated area of this beautiful park, which even has a lake where pets can take a dip. Be careful as the area is not fenced. Permit required. See Details
Phillips Park Dog Park This 3-acre gated facility offers dogs a place to play with a separate "time out" area for excited pups to wind down. See Details
Green Valley Forest Preserve Dog Park Dogs are welcome off-leash in this large, beautifully landscaped dog park. Yearly membership fee of $75. 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
Two Bostons Two Bostons sells gourmet doggie treats, a variety of dog and cat foods that other retailers don't carry, high fashion clothing, toys for cats and dogs, and anything else you may want with a fashionable twist. 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
Stuart Sports Complex Dog Park New, 15 acre dog park complete with separate small/large dog areas, wetland, and agility course. Park permit and current rabies vaccination required. See Details
Keppler Park Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash in the 2 acre fenced dog park at this West Chicago park, which also includes acres of walking trails. See Details
Blackwell Dog Park & Training Field Owners can get permits from the county to have their pets off-leash at this large park, which is securely fenced. 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
Wiggle Waggles / 6 Mutts Doggie Food Truck Fido can enjoy the food truck experience thanks to Wiggle Waggles / 6 Mutts Doggie Food Truck. Wiggle Waggles sells treats, cakes, barkery goods, and meals that are all-natural and made with organic ingredients. Visit the website for current information on where to find the food truck next! See Details
Naperville Riverwalk Naperville Riverwalk features 1.75 miles of brick paths, fountains, bridges, meeting and event places, outdoor sculpture and artwork, recreational facilities, and celebratory memorials. Leashed dogs are welcome on the Walk, and there is plenty of shade and water spigots available along the way. Great place unwind and relax. Nearby Riverwalk Cafe welcomes dogs on their patio and offers a simple doggie menu. See Details