Having just changed their municipal status from a village to a city in 2004, Chelsea still has the charm of a small historic town. That being said, it has everything you and your dog needs. With Lane Animal Hospital in the north end of town, and Chelsea Animal Hospital located in the south, you’re never too far away from excellent care for your pup.
Chelsea has just opened its first ever dog park, aptly named the Chelsea Dog Park! It’s got everybody in the neighborhood barking. It’s located on the Letts Creek Linear Park Trail, just north of the City Treatment Facility, and offers 1.1 acres of off-leash freedom. You can register your dog to use the park from the city website. There are tons of accessible nature areas nearby as well if you and your dog are itching to get into the wilderness.
The Waterloo State Recreation Area is the third-largest park in Michigan, and offers 21,000 acres of forest and lakes to explore. This park is sure to give you and your doggo the nature fix you need.
Why not rest your tired paws and stay a while? Chelsea has two pet friendly hotels to choose from, the Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn Chelsea. Catch a bite to eat at The Raven's Club, which welcomes your dog on their outdoor patio. Residents of this quaint town clearly love dogs, and your fur family will be sure to feel right at home.
The Lanewood neighborhood in Chelsea is home to two lovely parks that are pleasing to locals and their dogs. Why not switch up your morning routine with Fido and take a stroll through them? Timber Town Park is appropriately named after its huge 12,000 foot wooden play structure, and features a large pavilion. Your pup will love the feel of the large mowed grass area between his toes. Just above Timber Town Park along Letts River is the Veterans Memorial Park. This park is quite small and dedicated to those who have served in armed forces. None of these areas are dedicated dog areas, so your dog will need to stay leashed, and please pick up after him.