Situated two hours west of Lincoln, Dannebrog is a picturesque Danish Village surrounded by history and ethnic pride. This small Fido-friendly town is a wonderful destination where everyone knows their neighbors and pups are considered part of the family.
Located right in the town center, Dannebrog Park is a well-maintained area where residents and visitors can stroll with their pooch and take in the sights. This wonderful park even offers camping sites for RV’s and tents with fresh water hydrants! While spending time with your pup, you can walk along the paths and the kids can run around on the playground.
While walking around town, you and your pup will also want to stop by the Danish Baker. On Thursday’s, they offer the best pizza in town, and the friendly staff will deliver your food while you and your pup relax outside and chat with friends and neighbors.
When your pup needs medical attention, there are two vets north of town in St Paul. These qualified clinics provide both emergency and routine care.
Whether you are visiting Dannebrog to explore your Danish history, or you live in this beautiful small town, you and your pup will love the family and Fido-friendly activities.
A popular activity for pups and families is the Dannebrog Trail. This hiking trail circles the town and follows the abandoned Union Pacific rail line. Pups and their families can walk along the paved trail and stretch their legs while admiring the historic Hannibal Woods. If you are out with the kids, they can easily ride their bike along the path and enjoy the fresh air. You need to keep your pup on his leash while watching the squirrels and birds in their natural habitat. The trail is about three miles long, and you will want to bring your own doggie waste bags and dispose of trash in the convenient receptacles.
About 20 minutes southeast of Dannebrog in the town of Grand Island is the Grand Island Eagle Scout Park, featuring six acres of fun for Fido and the family. The park offers a fitness trail featuring over a mile of a hard surfaced path where you can stroll with your pup and admire the surroundings. Kids will have a blast on the playground equipment, and a fishing pier is great for a relaxing afternoon activity. Invite your friends and their pups for a picnic and take advantage of the large covered pavilions. Remember to bring some doggie waste bags and clean up after your pooch.
Another pupular park in Grand Island is Ryder Park on North Custer. This park offers 45 acres of fun, including open grassy fields, playgrounds, and several lighted tennis courts. You can spend an afternoon at the park walking with your pup while the kids play ball and enjoy a snack from the concession stand. If you need a treat after getting some exercise, take your pooch over to Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers for a quick meal and frozen custard. You and Fido are welcome to relax at the outdoor seating. When searching for a pooch-friendly place to stay, Candlewood Suites welcomes pups for an additional fee.
Only 25 miles north of Dannebrog in North Loup City, you can enjoy the day with your pup at Happy Jack Chalk Mine in Scotia. Your well-behaved pooch is welcome to join his parents on the tour of the mine where you will see unusual geological sites. The friendly tour guides will offer information about the mine and what chalk really is made from while entertaining you with funny stories and giving your pooch some attention. After the tour of the mine, stretch your legs on the hiking trail or enjoy lunch in the picnic area. While strolling around the area you will find local plants and Fido can roll around in the grass and have a puptastic time.
About 35 miles northwest of Dannebrog, the Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area in Loup City is a perfect destination for Fido and your family. The area features a 2,845-acre lake and almost 5,000 acres of land. You and your pup can plan to camp in one of the primitive camping sites or just hike through the area around the lake. There are clean restrooms where you can refill water bottles or plan a picnic with friends and their furry family members. The trails great for stretching your legs and admiring nature, but make sure to keep Fido on his leash.