Dog Walking Route in South Loop Chicago past Grant Park

Top 3 Scenic Dog Walking Routes in South Loop

Finding great, scenic dog walking routes in South Loop neighborhood of Chicago, IL, is something we’re always sniffing around for. While Sherlock’s nose is to the ground (searching for squirrel clues, of course!), it’s a treat for parents to take in such sights as unique architecture, local history, or beautiful natural landscapes. Our paws have done some walkin’, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite routes across town for you and your pups to check out!

  1. Grant Park Walk:
    • Start: Corner of Roosevelt and Michigan Ave
    • Directions: Walk N to Monroe, right onto Monroe, right onto Columbus
    • Sights: You will pass the headless statues, the Congress Parkway bridge, a sweet, not so well-know sitting spot at Jackson/Michigan, a nice distance view of the lakefront, and Buckingham Fountain
    • End: Grant Bark Park (located west of Columbus near the 11th street pedestrian bridge)
  2. Walk by Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry in one of our favorite dog walking routes in South Loop

  3. Hyde Park Lake Front Stroll:
    • Start: Lake Shore Drive near the 47th street pedestrian bridge
    • Directions: Walk S along the pathway, and just keep going
    • Sights: Several beaches that are dog friendly at the right time of year (between Labor Day and Memorial Day), the Field House, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Yacht Harbor, and if you turn around at almost any point, a breathtaking view of the Chicago skyline
    • End: Lake Shore Drive and 67th Street
  4. Walk past dogs playing in the dog parks on our favorite dog walking routes in South Loop

  5. South Loop At Its Best:
    • Start: Corner of Clark and Polk
    • Directions: Walk E on Polk to Dearborn Park, continue S on Park Terrace through park, S on Plymouth Ct under Roosevelt, continue S on Plymouth Ct to Cotton Tail Park, left on 15th, jump up State to 14th Place, and make a right
    • Sights: This one is for the dogs! You will pass multiple parks all while nestled in the heart of your very own South Loop Neighborhood
    • End: Coliseum Park at 14th Place and Wabash

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