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The Barking Lot

Sault Ste. Marie provides a safe place to play with your dog at The Barking Lot. Founded in 2010, this dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs, water fountains and much-needed shade. A small park located in town, it is 300 feet by 300 feet. There is no fee to play there but animals must be licensed, in accordance with Michigan law. With an annual average snowfall of 124 inches, this park is a convenient place for a quick romp year-round. Fundraising events, such as "Bark Bark Support Our Park" during the Fourth of July Parade support and celebrate a safe place for play!



Soo Strong Trail

The Soo Strong Trail is supported by the rail-to-trail conservancy.  This trail is one of the 1600 nationwide trails created to form a network of trails from previous rail lines. The trail had been a rail corridor and runs for 32 miles. A terrain for the hearty,  you and your dog can "ruff it up" on this trail composed of sand, ballast, and dirt. The trail is known for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, walks, horseback riding, mountain biking and walking! It makes for a perfect place for an excursion of exercise and sensory excitement for you and your best friend!



Dog Sledding in Michigan

With snow and dogs comes the sport of dogsledding. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy this sport in the upper peninsula of Michigan, not too far from the Sault Ste. Marie. There are a variety of dogsled events that include the UP 200 in Marquette, the Tahquamenon County Dog Sled Race, and the Kalkaska Winterfest. In nearby Milan, Nature's Kennel Dog Sled Adventures will provide a variety of dogsled outings in which you can drive your own dog, team, or take a ride in a sled. Mush!



Take a Walk to Canada at the International Bridge Walk

One day a year, you can join in the International Bridge Walk into Ontario Canada! The bridge arches 2.8 miles across the Soo Locks and rapids (called “sault” in French). This unique walk has a festive spirit as walkers are excited to take in the view, enjoy the day, and celebrate our friendly relations with our neighbors-to-the-north! Just remember to take your passport or identification for international travel. To bring your dog across borders, you must have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian to ensure that your pet is healthy and clean. Be sure to pack a treat and some water for the day. Check out the boardwalk with surrounding nature when you are near to shore - it's sure to please your pet's sniffer!



Downtown Dining with Your Dog

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie has many charming restaurants and coffee shops. The Lake Superior State University is nearby and there is a constant bustle of students, neighbors, and visitors to the area! There are a number of spots that welcome you to bring your dog. Frank's Place has a couple of tables outside for breakfast or even a turkey dinner if you'd like! Cup of the Day is a coffeehouse featuring fresh and healthy salads garnished with Traverse City cherries. Biggby is a Michigan coffee spot known as fun for "Fido-tastic" servings of pup-cups while owners savor coffees, smoothies, and baked goods.

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