The Dock, Kayak Chicago and Montrose Wilson Dog Beach

The Dock

Montrose Beach is the largest beach along Lake Michigan and The Dock at Montrose Beach is one of only three full service restaurants to be found along the coast of the city. The Dock is open from May to October and offers food, drinks and live, nightly music.

Kayak Chicago

Kayak Chicago offers 200 kayaks for kayaking and tours which is a great way for individuals and groups to explore Chicago’s waterfront. You can take kayak classes, paddle board lessons and rent those by the hour.

Montrose Wilson Dog Beach

The Montrose Dog Beach is Chicago’s first legal off-leash beach.

The Dog Beach is open during all regular Chicago Park District hours which is from sun-up until 9:00 p.m. Morning hours are the most popular with dog beach users. The Dog Beach is free, but Dog Friendly Area (DFA) tags are required for all dogs, and those cost $5.


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