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.
Meet the Chippewa River, also known as Michigan’s laziest river. The mighty Chipp’ makes for the perfect leisurely river trip with fur-ever friends.
Dine on the patio
Both you and your pet can enjoy a delicious meal and the beautiful outdoors at one of Mt. Pleasant’s many patios. Downtown suggestions include Max & Emily’s Eatery and Ponder Coffee Company, or visit Hunter’s Ale House to enjoy handcrafted brews on the hop-growing patio.
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Savoring Saturday!!! Exploring Downtown Mt Pleasant with Sebastian—Relaxing and visiting, soaking in the sunshine ☀️ What an unexpected day!! Favorite part, Sebastian was a perfect gentleman and LOVED all the attention 💙🐾 Especially the young one who figured out he loves being petted, and oh the puppy 🐶 belly rubs! The joy in both of their faces was priceless 💙🐾 #labs #labsofinstagram #redfoxlab #gaffkegundog #labradorretriever #labradorsofinstagram #labmom
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.