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Dog jaunt: Promontory Point (Chicago, IL)

Photo by Josh Jackson

Photo by Josh Jackson

It was a rainy, windy day today in Chicago, but Chloe needed a walk, so off we went to the park at Promontory Point — and had a great time. It’s easy to get to, has plenty of lawns and stunning lake views (city views too, just not today), and is well-equipped with trash cans and water fountains — including the charming 1939 David Wallach Memorial Fountain, topped with a resting bronze fawn and designed to provide drinking water for humans and animals, that greets you as you emerge from the pedestrian tunnel entrance at 55th and Lake Shore Drive.

It is, however, only a piece of Chicago’s 18-mile trail along Lake Michigan, so there’s plenty more for you and your dog to explore. The Chicago Park District has a map of the trail that you can download — click on the link, and scroll down to “Lakefront Map.”

Promontory Point Park
5491 S. South Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60615
Open 7 am to 9 pm

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