Dog-friendly long weekend trip north of Chicago?
May 21, 2012 10:00 PM   Subscribe

Destinations for memorial day weekend trip north of Chicago with a 75 lb dog?

We have in mind a small town on a lake, or a cabin in a forest, in Ontario, Michigan, or Wisconsin. No more than a 7-8 hour drive from Chicago. Any suggestions for destinations or accommodations?
posted by b_alex_a to Travel & Transportation (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Wisconsin Dells (or near the Dells)
posted by ElisaOS at 10:44 PM on May 21, 2012

Door County. Gills Rock is my fav, but nearly anywhere on the bay side of the peninsula works.
posted by FlamingBore at 11:01 PM on May 21, 2012

Washington Island in Door County, WI
posted by desjardins at 12:21 AM on May 22, 2012

Right at the edge of what you want, distance-wise, but Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is paradise for dogs and people this time of year.
posted by rockindata at 7:48 AM on May 22, 2012

I'm going to Chain O Lakes state park in IL. pretty close, but has the small town on a lake and cabins in the campground.
posted by garlic at 1:36 PM on May 22, 2012

I used to work in this area and would love to go back to visit - Camp Wandawega, Elkhorn WI

Or check out the Indiana State Parks Inns - pretty amazing system of old-school summer resort type places. We were at Potawatiomi Inn this spring and saw families there with dogs (I think pet owners stay in the cabins rather than the main hotel).
posted by hms71 at 2:43 PM on May 22, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks guys! These are great ideas! We ended up staying in town this weekend but plan to take a few of these trips soon...
posted by b_alex_a at 8:56 PM on May 26, 2012

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