Winter Walks

Tipsy on a walk around the University of Chicago.

Tipsy on a walk around the University of Chicago.

Sometimes when I’m walking with my Bernese Mountain Dog Tipsy, I get these annoying questions.You have that dog in the city? Do you have a yard? Where do you walk him?

My response is always, we love and adventure, and I take her everywhere I can. (Tipsy tells me she’s lucky, she knows so much more than a backyard.)

I hope you’ll enjoy some of our favorite all-season adventures.

Our absolute favorite is the river walk. Starting at Wacker Drive heading east and wrapping to the lake front, it’s a beautiful walk anytime of year.

The lake front path itself is dog friendly as well, so continue on, and enjoy.

Once you’re on the lake front path, remember if you do cross into the city. Dogs are NOT allowed at Maggie Daley Park or Millennium Park. Dogs are allowed to walk up the outside of Navy Pier.

In warmer weather, the bars and restaurants along the river welcome dogs.

In addition to the lake front path, the 606 Trail is a great walk for your dog. I like to arrive early when it’s a little more quiet.

Not far from the 606 is the beautiful Humbolt Park boat house. With free on-site parking and a series of paths for your pup to explore. It almost feels like you are in a different world.

Living in Chicago we sometimes forget the beauty of surrounding college campuses. We frequent University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Chicago. On the weekend it’s rather quiet and tranquil (don’t tell too many people).