Are you looking for a fun place to visit with your furry friend in Illinois? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of some of the best dog-friendly places to visit in the Fox Valley area that you and your pup will surely enjoy.

1. Fox River Trail

Location: The Fox River Trail is a 44-mile long bike and pedestrian path that runs along the Fox River in Illinois. The address for the trail varies depending on where you access it, but you can find more information about specific access points and parking areas in the Fox River Trail website.

Parking: There are several parking areas along the Fox River Trail where you can park your car and access the trail. Some popular parking areas include Fabyan Forest Preserve, Mount St. Mary Park, and Voyager Landing Forest Preserve.

Leash Rules: Dogs must be on a leash

Hours: Dawn to dusk

The Fox River Trail is great for a leisurely walk or bike ride with your pup. As you traverse the trail, you and your pet will be treated to picturesque vistas of the river, charming towns, and abundant wildlife that call the Fox River home.

2. Egg Harbor Geneva

Location: 477 S 3rd Street, Geneva, IL 60134

Parking: Free downtown parking

Leash Rules: Dogs must be leashed

Hours: 7 AM to 2 PM

Egg Harbor is a popular restaurant in Geneva that offers outdoor seating for you and your pup. Egg Harbor is the perfect spot if you’re looking to enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch with your pup by your side. With outdoor seating available, you and your furry friend can relax and soak up the lively ambiance of downtown Geneva.

3. Leroy Oaks Forest Preserve

Location: 37W700 Dean St, St. Charles, IL 60175

Leash Rules: Dogs must be on a leash

Leroy Oaks Forest Preserve is a beautiful natural area with over 800 acres of woods, wetlands, and prairies. It offers hiking trails, winding creeks, and picnic areas for you and your pup to enjoy.

4. Filling Station

Location: 300 W Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174

Parking; Free parking in downtown lots and parking garage

Hours: 11 am-2 am daily

Leash Rules: Dogs must be on a leash

The Filling Station is a restaurant and taproom that offers a dog-friendly outdoor patio. They serve a variety of craft beers and pub fare.

5. Batavia Farmer’s Market

Location: North River Street between Wilson St. and State St. in downtown Batavia, IL

Parking: Free parking is available in several nearby municipal lots and on-street parking spaces.

Hours: every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, rain or shine, from early June through late October

Leash Rules: Dogs must be on a leash

The Batavia Farmer’s Market is a great place to visit with your pup. You can shop for fresh produce, baked goods, and handmade crafts while enjoying a walk with your furry friend.

6. Morton Arboretum

Location: 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532

Cost: Varies based on age, between $12-17 per person plus $5 per dog

Hours: 7 AM to sunset

Leash Rules: Dogs must be on a leash and are only allowed on specific days. Find more information on the Morton Arboretum website.

The Morton Arboretum is a beautiful natural area with over 1,700 acres of gardens, forests, and prairies. They offer nature trails and seasonal “Dog Day” events that are dog-friendly.
 For more information on Dog Days, visit their website.

7. Batavia Bark Park

Location: 40W101 West Main Street, Batavia, IL

Parking: Free

Hours: Dawn to dusk

Leash Rules: Off-leash park and beach

The Batavia Bark Park is a 3-acre off-leash dog park that features a pavilion, shade trees, and a beach area! It also offers water stations and waste bags for your convenience.

As always, please respect local leash laws and pick up after your dog.