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Address: 2501 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-1913
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Highland Park's dog-friendly beach

Run across the wide lawn, check out the beautiful sculptures, and you can see why this site was the elegant old Hotel Moraine back when Highland Park was a weekend destination for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fran S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Run across the wide lawn, check out the beautiful sculptures, and you can see why this site was the elegant old Hotel Moraine back when Highland Park was a weekend destination for Chicago residents. The hotel is gone, but the gorgeous stone stairs that wind down through the ravine and to the Lake Michigan beach are worth a visit. This... More 

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Thank Fran S
Highland Park, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

this area is so beautiful. You go down a path to the beach. Before entering the path there are some wonderful sculptures. Love it.

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Thank Stanf55
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

Down the slope and through the woods to the dog beach we go. At first glance the park looks disappointing but take the steps down the bluff to the dog friendly beach on one side and no dogs on the other.

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1 Thank EleneMonkey H
Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Yes, this reflects the stairs as they were; as they are For me, it brings back childhood memories, and it is a beautiful path down to the beach at Lake Michigan

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Thank Janet S
Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

This is a small park that we visited on our way to pumpkin festival in highwood. We saw some of the best foliage in this park. It's very small park n there's not much of parking available. We parked on street. At the end of park, there's dog beach. If u r in area around Oct, u shud stop by.

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Thank suMountainLover
Delray Beach, Florida
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I have brought out of towners for this pleasant walk. It is always a great place to have a scenic relaxing walk.

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Thank Joe R
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Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

Since it is "off grid" and not officially listed I had to review this under Moraine Park based on its proximity. However, The Coach House (aka The Coachie) is an amazing experience. Rustic interior, cathedral like ceiling, amazing fireplace and comfortable couches to kick back and let the days anxiety slid off you like butter off a hot muffin. The... More 

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4 Thank Darren S
Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

this park a has been brought up to date and they have added art works form this area as well as a nice dog beach below

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Thank Donald S
Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Any season this park is great. No playground equipt meant means few kids except for those walking their dogs or just walking the trail. The walk is steep and at times slippery but the trail leads you thru the ravine and down to the beach. Just gorgeous.

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2 Thank Debbie C
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219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2013

After you descend the VERY steep stairs, you will see the fenced-in dog park straight ahead. (If you continue to your right, there is another section of the beach that is dog-free.) The restrooms are on the upper level, near the parking lot. You must pre-register in order to visit with your dog. To get your photo permit card, download... More 

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