Last Sunday before going on a Canine Cruise, we walked the Chicago Riverwalk. The Chicago Riverwalk is an open, pedestrian waterfront walk located on the south bank of the Chicago River. It is also called the city’s “Second Lakefront”, where there’s lots of lush green spaces, cafes, retail spaces and is an overall great place to go for a leisure walk. It was rebuilt in 1999 by the former mayor of Chicago, Richard M Daley. The changes and improvements Mr. Daley did was incredible. The Chicago Riverwalk is enjoyed by many locals and tourists.
We walked about 1 1/2 mile and had many stops for photos. Here they are …
When we walked there were many joggers and pet owners walking their dogs.
The Chicago Riverwalk is dog friendly. There are poop bag stations and covered trash bins.
It is clean and we did not see any litter on the path.
It was good to witnessed that many dog owners are picking up their dog’s waste.
We got hungry from our walk and the boat ride.
One of the restaurant, O’Briens, located at the Riverwalk is dog friendly.
I was served a bowl of cold bottled water and a tiny piece of mom’s french fries.
One of the buildings that is prominent on Chicago Skyline is the Trump Tower, building named after billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump. It is the 2nd tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, after another Chicago building, the Willis Tower (Sears Towers to the locals). Golden LOVE the reflection of Chicago River’s skyline on the Trump International Hotel and Tower. Mom said that she’ll take me to the dog-friendly Trump Tower.
Another expansion of the Riverwalk will take place soon under the guidance of the new mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel. The Chicago Riverwalk is definitely one popular walking path for both the locals and visitors of Chicago.
Hope you enjoyed another edition of Sugar’s Golden Tours, Chicago, IL
Click Here if you missed our post on the Chicago Canine Cruise
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
You’re lucky. We don’t live in a very dog-friendly town. But then, lots of owners DO NOT clean up after their pooches, so we’re not all that surprised.
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
Chicago is such a pawesome place… thank you for sharing your walks with us. If only we have some pawesome places where we can take our furry buddies here in my country.
love your purple shoes Sugar 🙂
Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning says
That looks like a great place for a fitness walk, Sugar. So nice to see a city make it nicer for dogs and for peeps to abide by the rules.
Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning
Amber DaWeenie says
Those “Riverwalks” are fantastic. We have one here too along the Gulf Coast in Bradenton that Mom and Dad took us to.
Mom remembers visiting the Sears Tower a long long time ago when they lived in Michigan and drove to Chicago for lunch one day.
Caren Gittleman says
Oh Sugar I know I keep saying this, but Chicago is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE cities and seeing your smile just makes me love Chicago even more!
Morning Sugar, thanks for sharing your adventure walk. Looks like a pretty cool place. I’ll probably never make it to Chicago, so thanks for sharing. Love that you always have a smile on your face 😉 Thanks for joining the Hop.
Sure looks like fun Sugar — Chicago is a very nice place!
Hailey's Lady says
Any walk that involves French Fries is a great walk! Lee and Phod
Great photos – ideal weather for a stroll and photos. Love how your mom was cut off by a building 🙂 Have a pawsome weekend!
Jan K says
What a lovely place to walk! I love all the photos, and the one of the Trump Tower with the reflection in it is especially nice. We have only ever been to the RiverWalk in San Antonio, TX, but I don’t remember if they allowed dogs there or not (we didn’t have our dogs with us). This one looks even nicer than that though.
Christine and Riley says
thanks for showing us the walk!! Riley can’t wait to go there!
Lori - What Remains Now says
Chicago is a wonderful city. Now with Sugar’s endorsement…super wonderful.
I am sure the scenery is even better in person. We have a long trail here and about 10 miles of it goes along a river. It’s not in the City though. The only buildings you see are some houses.
Chicago is really pretty!
Molly The Wally says
Sorry we are late. We could not load up your post yesterday. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
urban hounds says
This reminds me of a walk we like to do near the Hudson River in the pavonia section of Jersey City, great views!
Sue at Talking Dogs says
Great tour, Sugar! Have a golden weekend!
Dolly the Doxie says
Chicago is the best city in the world for us doggies! Thanks for sharing it with everyone Sugar! Love Dolly
Doris Sturm says
Wow, what a nice walk you had and I loved your photos and the explanations. It was very interesting and such a good place to bring your dogs. Yes, I always appreciate people picking up after their dogs – it’s the law in California and they impose big fines if you get caught not doing so… there is no leash law where I live, so nobody is around to pick up the dog’s waste and I think that is just irresponsible towards others and the environment.
Glad you had a good time, Sugar, and thank you for sharing your awesome trip!
Have a great weekend, sweetheart 🙂 Greetings from me, Weezie and Mr. Ted E. Barker (((hugs))))
What a lovely walk! Woooowooooo, Ku
Pam & The Wieners says
What an awesome tour of the Riverwalk, Sugar! You’re so lucky to live in such a fun and interesting city. We have a Riverwalk here but of course it’s nothing like Chicago. Our city isn’t terribly dog-friendly… and even if it was, I’m afraid we’d be crazy and bark at things/people that we shouldn’t. Mom says it was easier back when her and Dad just had LittleBear. He was sweet and quiet and behaved himself well in public. We, on the other hand, are maniacs.
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
I couldn’t get into your blog yesterday, either. There are several places to visit on my “bucket list”, and Chicago is one of them. I hope that when I finally get there, I will be able to visit with you and your Mom.
Madi and Mom says
HEY SWEET THANG!!
WHAT A VERY VERY LOVELY POST STARRING MY BFFF SUGAR.
I GAVE MY PEEPS PERMISSION TO TAKE A SHORT TRIP ON FRIDAY TO VISIT SOME FRIENDS.
THEY JUST RETURNED
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF
2 brown dawgs says
Thanks for the great tour. All of that is new since I lived there. Sure looks different now.
Dogs N Pawz says
You are one of the luckiest dogs we know! That looks like so much fun…and the Trump Tower is dog friendly? How cool!
Human Rescues Dog says
I’ve travelled a lot but can you believe I’ve never been to the States! Great pictures, almost feel I was there 🙂 Thanks Sugar!
joann stancer says
Just beautiful Sugar, really beautiful.
Very nice! It perplexes me when we go to a park (or riverwalk or trail) and can’t find any trash bins. And this riverwalk has poop bag stations too. I’m envious! 🙂
Michelle Liew says
Hey Sugar! Looks like you’ve had a great time at the boardwalk!