Traveling with friends is said to be an incredible experience, especially if they have four legs and a tail. On your next trip to Mt. Pleasant bring your furry friend along and check out these dog-friendly hot spots, sure to get tails wagging.
All Chippewa Watershed Conservancy Preserves are FREE to explore; we recommend hiking to the tallest point in Isabella County at Bundy Hill Preserve.
Trails, trails and more trails! Below are our local four-legged friends’ favorite city parks:
Mission Creek Woodland Park: There are beautiful trails that surround the dog park; at the park, you’ll find pet waste bag dispensers, bathrooms and a pavilion.
Mill Pond Park: Mill Pond Park offers a large loop of interconnecting trails. The trails are paved which makes this park accessible on even the rainiest of days.
Chipp-A-Waters Park: Enjoy the natural beauty on the trails along the Chippewa River or plan a picnic in its green space.
GKB Riverwalk/Access Trail: Experience five city parks in one trip with the GKB Riverwalk/Access Trail; this nearly two-mile-long trail connects Chipp-A-Waters Park to Island Park in Downtown Mt. Pleasant, with the Chippewa River as your guide.
Doozie’s Ice Cream Place, open April through October, offers a free “doggie dish” of vanilla ice cream for your pooch. Check out our list of the best ice cream spots in Mt. Pleasant, here.
Hannah’s Bark Park is a beautiful, well-kept dog park near Mission Woodland Creek Park, just north of Downtown Mt. Pleasant. Perfect for both large and small dogs, the park offers two fenced-in areas, one for large dogs and the other for small.
A weekly pass is available to visitors through the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation. What’s needed: proof of Rabies shot, application and a $5 fee. Please call the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation (989) 779-5331 or visit www.mt-pleasant.org.
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 Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest in Mt. Pleasant!
Featured photo provided by Instagrammer @mary_primak, taken at Meridian Park.
Dine on the Patio photo provided by @shelly_bartosek
Doozie’s photo provided by Instagrammer @reytheotherjedi