Pack up your bags and leash up your furry friend for a pawsome adventure in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan! Explore the city’s dog-friendly parks, hiking trails, Chippewa River, and patios, to make memories that will last fur-ever. Check out our guide to the best dog-friendly places in Mt. Pleasant and get ready to wag and roll!


If you and your furry friend love the outdoors, you’ll find plenty of options in the Mt. Pleasant area. From county and city parks to Chippewa Watershed Conservacy Preserves you and your pet can enjoy miles of hiking trails. Deerfield Nature Park and Meridian Park offer scenic trails that follow the Chippewa River, the jewel of central Michigan. Don’t forget to explore all of the free Chippewa Watershed Conservancy Preserves, including the Bundy Hill Preserve, where you can hike to the tallest point in Isabella County. City parks like Mission Creek Woodland Park, Mill Pond Park, and Chipp-A-Waters Park are also great options for dog walks and runs, with plenty of beautiful trails and green space to choose from.


When it comes to dining out with your furry friend, Mt. Pleasant has many patios where both you and your pet can enjoy a delicious meal and the beautiful outdoors. Max & Emily’s Eatery, Ponder Coffee Company, and Broadway Central downtown or skip over to Hunter’s Ale House to enjoy handcrafted brews on the hop-growing patio. Don’t forget to spoil your pup with March through October with a free “doggie dish” of vanilla ice cream from Doozie’s Ice Cream Shop. Remeber your cash though – Doozie’s is a cash only establishment.

Dog Park

For some off-leash fun, you can head to Hannah’s Bark Park, a beautiful and well-kept dog park near Mission Woodland Creek Park. The park offers two fenced-in areas for large and small dogs. Visitors can purchase a weekly pass through the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation for $5, along with proof of rabies shot and an application.

Pet-friendly Lodging

If you plan to stay the night in Mt. Pleasant, you’ll be happy to know that many of our lodging partners in the area welcome pets, including Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel, Fairfield Inn, Super 8, and the Chippewa Motel.

When visiting our community, be sure to snap a photo of your fur-friend fun and use #meetmtp to help us share the Mt. Pleasant experience! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok to stay up-to-date on the latest in Mt. Pleasant!

Featured photo provided by @mary_primak, taken at Meridian Park.

Dine on the Patio photo provided by @shelly_bartosek

Doozie’s photo provided by @reytheotherjedi

Hannah’s Bark Park photo: @kristamking13