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. Stroll through city parks like Mission Creek Woodland Park, Mill Pond Park, or Chipp-A-Waters Park and enjoy beautiful trails and green space. Take in the views with scenic trails along the jewel of Central Michigan, the Chippewa River in Deerfield Nature Park & Meridian Park. Hike to the tallest point in Isabella County at the Bundy Hill Preserve.


Enjoy a delicious meal with your pet outside on a Mt. Pleasant patio downtown like Max & Emily’s Eatery and Ponder Coffee Company. 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

Plan to stay the night in Mt. Pleasant and relax with your furever friend! 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.

Outdoor photos provided by @wildbodie taken at Chipp-A-Waters Park & @lifewithmaxandmazie taken at Deerfield Nature Park

Dine on the Patio photo provided by @shelly_bartosek

Doozie’s photo provided by @reytheotherjedi

Hannah’s Bark Park photo provided by @kristamking13