Dog Friendly Activities in Wilmette, IL

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Wilmette, and 148 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 Wilmette.

Pet Friendly Green Bay Trail
Green Bay Trail The Green Bay 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 Wilmette! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Green Bay 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 Chalet Nursery
Chalet Nursery Chalet Nursery is the North Shore’s leading one stop destination for inspired landscape design, classically fresh products, curated home decor and customer service that creates lifelong connections. This dog friendly nursery also carries pet food and merchandise including pet friendly houseplants. Events and classes are held throughout the year. See Details
Montrose Dog Beach The Montrose Dog Beach is Chicago's first legal off-leash beach. Located on the Northwest corner of Montrose Beach, this area is fenced and offers free dog waste bags and a dog-wash area. Montrose Dog Beach is open during all regular Chicago Park District hours, but morning hours are the most popular. Montrose Dog Beach is free, but DFA tags are required for all dogs, and those cost $10. See Details
Prairie Wolf Dog Park This is a 44-acre, off-leash area that's fully fenced and includes a pond. There are always lots of dogs here to play with as well. See Details
Gangsters and Ghosts Tours 'Gangsters and Ghosts Tours' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Stevie. You and Fido will venture out on a historically-based walking tour of Chicago's Loop Vice District, highlighting the gangsters, their crimes and deals, and ghost stories of the area's past. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 20 guests of all ages. Rates start at $27 per person. See Details
Mercury's Canine Cruise *** Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. *** Dogs on boats? Yes! Bring your pooch on a leash and enjoy quality time with your dog while cruising on Chicago's waterways. Sit back, relax and soak in the city as you enjoy a lively narration of Chicago’s rich history and architectural marvels with dog-friendly highlights. Keep your dog on your lap, in a seat or on the deck. The dog cruise boat offers plenty of safe outdoor seating, water bowls and a special newspaper-lined restroom for your pet. Enjoy a great day out of doors with your favorite companion. Reserve your tickets online or at the ticket office, open daily at 8:30am. Tickets available online or dockside day-of. Adults: $37; Kids 5-15: $16; Kids under 5 are free; Dogs: $8; Groups of 20 or more, call (312) 332-1368.​ See Details
Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge Dog Park Your pet is welcome to run and play off-leash during designated hours at this fenced dog park, which includes a large grassy area with a small stream. See Details
Moraine Dog Beach and Park To visit Moraine Dog Beach & Park you must register at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, with proof of license and rabies vaccination. *Typically, between April – November Moraine Beach is the site of the Park District’s seasonal dog Beach. The dog beach is currently closed due to the eroded path. See Details
Nordstrom Nordstrom welcomes dogs of any size inside. See Details
Belmont Harbor Beach Belmont Harbor has a small fenced beach for dogs. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the sand and have a paddle. This pet-friendly area is popular among visitors to the area who want to enjoy a beach with their dog. See Details
Mayslake Forest Preserve Dog Park This large, fenced off-leash dog park is renowned for its friendly community of pet-owners. Includes covered picnic tables, mulch ground cover, and portable restroom. See Details
Beck Lake Dog Park This massive, 44-acre fenced dog park includes wide open fields, trails, drinking fountains, training enclosures, and even a swimming pond. Annual membership and key fob are required. See Details
Winnemac Park Pets are welcome to play on-leash at this Chicago park packed with fun recreational facilities. See Details
Valley Line Trail (Skokie Line Trail) The Valley Line Trail (Skokie Line 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 Chicago! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Valley Line Trail (Skokie Line 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
Challenger Playlot Dog Park at Gill Park Dogs will love to run and play off-leash at this fenced dog-friendly area inside Challenger Playlot Park. See Details
Seadog Cruises Chicago You and your pooch can see the Windy City from the water aboard a Seadog Cruises speedboat. Departing from Navy Pier, Seadog Cruises offers a variety of tours to choose from. The popular Lakefront Speedboat Tour is a fast-paced, 30-minute adventure highlighting some of Chicago's top spots. If you want a more leisurely tour, head out on the 75-minute River and Lake Architecture Tour, which extends your adventure through the Chicago River Locks. As an added bonus, humans traveling with their pups receive a discount on regularly-priced tickets! See Details
Grant Park Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash in this 18,000 square-foot fenced dog park in Chicago's famous Grant Park. You will need to get yourself a permit to use the park and have the required vaccinations to do this. See Details
The Chi-Town Showdown Scavenger Hunt 'The Chi-Town Showdown Scavenger Hunt' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kat & Alan. Discover Chicago on a scavenger hunt with your pooch. First, receive instructions and warm up for the event. Then, depart with your dog on a tour of the sights and sounds of Chi-town. Take part in fun activities and complete clues along the way. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 30 guests of all ages. Rates start at $22 per person. See Details
Wiggly Field This public dog park boasts a fenced-in area, doggie water fountains, waste bags, and a double gate to prevent escapes. Wiggly Field is located within Noethling Playlot Park, so there's plenty of places to explore nearby too. See Details
Jackson Bark Jackson Bark is a dog park with an agility course located in Jackson Park, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry. See Details
Navy Pier Navy Pier is often referred to as Chicago's lakefront playground. Dogs are welcome at the outdoor common areas of Navy Pier. Some merchants and tours providers along Navy Pier permit dogs to join their humans. There are also pet friendly restaurants along Navy Pier. See Details
Kayak Chicago Come paddle with your best friend on a kayak at Montrose beach. We will start you out with an orientation, teaching paddle strokes, safety and rules of the water. Bring a doggie life jacket and you can enjoy the water together. The kayaks are very stable sit-on-tops, so your dog can sit or stand on the boat. See Details
Evanston Dog Beach (Members Only) The Winnetka Park District operates an off-leash dog beach at Centennial Park. Anyone wishing to bring his/her dog to the dog beach must have a valid pass. Passes may be purchased at the Administrative Offices, 540 Hibbard Rd. Pet owners rave about this off-leash dog beach, which is fenced with a hose for washing off your pet. See website for rules and dog pass registration application. See Details
Shoreline Sightseeing Bring Fido aboard one of the Shoreline Cruises boats for a trip on Lake Michigan or the Chicago River. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome on classic lake cruises and architecture cruises. The classic lake cruise will highlight historic lakefront sights and attractions along Lake Michigan. The architecture cruise will take you down the Chicago River to see buildings such as Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, Marina City, and more. Dogs are not permitted on special event cruises or on fireworks cruises. Shoreline Cruises depart from multiple locations depending on cruise and time. Call or visit website for exact departure location. See Details