Where We Hike



Bristol Woods County Park
9800 160th Ave, Bristol, WI
Located on County MB between County C and County Q

"This beautiful park contains upland forest, wetlands, oak savanna remnants, prairie and lawn areas to explore. Within the woods are four miles of trails that are used for bird and wildlife observation, nature education walks, hiking and cross county skiing."

Hike rating: 2.5 

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Kenosha Marina
58th St and 3rd Ave, Kenosha, WI

The Marina is one of our favorite places to hike on warm summer evenings.  Lake Michigan helps keep everyone cool and gives us a great view while we're walking.  There are always a lot of people and dogs around, making for tons of great experiences for our dogs. 

We have two meeting places:

1) The parking lot on 54th Street between 5th and 6th Ave

2)  By the playground at 58th St and 3rd Ave

Hike rating: 1  
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Prairie Springs Park


Lake Andrea/Prairie Springs Park
10000 Terwall Terrace, Hwys 165 and H, Pleasant Prairie, WI

Prairie Springs Park features a 2.3-mile paved walking and jogging trail that's excellent for dog walks.  There are plenty of joggers, bikers and rollerbladers for us to practice our good manners.   The dogs really enjoy playing in Lake Andrea on hot summer days.

Hike rating: 1 

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Pennoyer Park

The walk from Pennoyer Park down to Simmons Island and back is another one of our favorite hikes.   One of the highlights of this hike is the drinking fountain that has a regular fountain for people and a short one for dogs. 

Hike rating: 1
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Petrifying Springs County Park

Petrifying Springs Park

Pets is a great place to hike with a dog.  There are numerous trails to explore and when we're not up for an adventure, we can walk the 2 mile loop through the park. 

Meeting place:  Parking Area 1

Hike rating for trails: 4
Hike rating for the loop: 1.9 (paved, but with some steep hills)

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Pine Dunes Forest Preserve

Pine Dunes
42909 Hunt Club Rd, Antioch, IL

Pine Dunes features rolling hills and beautiful panoramic views of prairie, savanna and oak-hickory woodlands.

The preserve offers 2.8 miles of gravel trails along with four boardwalks, three scenic overlooks, a drinking fountain and a toilet. Trails here are open to hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and horseback riding. Please keep dogs leashed and on trails at all times, and pick up after them.


Van Patten Woods Forest Preserve

Van Patten Woods
Wadsworth, IL

The entrance and parking area are located on Route 173, east of Hwy. 41 and west of Green Bay Road.

Several of our Hiking Club members are Illinois residents, so we try to get down to Illinois for some of our hikes. 

Hike rating: 2
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