Lansing is recognized to most as the capital of the state of Michigan. Also known as Michigan's Festival Capital, the city is rich with local festivities, fairs and events. It offers cheerful action to laid-back opportunities of every kind. You're assured to find something for you.
Adjacent to Hawk Island is the sophisticated Soldan Dog Park that requires the use of electronic pass card for access. It has beautiful natural setting with more than 15 acres of diverse natural area for your dog to wander. It has trails, a large pond, an expansive open field, pet/human drinking fountains and a free dog washing station. Doggie events are also held in the park.
Embark on a scenic tour for 13 miles along scenic riverbanks, through parks, museums and a zoo on the Lansing River Trail. Bring you furry, four-legged pal for some walk and discover the attractions, rich history and wide-ranging landscapes of Michigan’s capital city. Dogs are allowed at the park and on the trail, however, they are not allowed off the trail and in certain marked areas.
Forgot to bring your camera? No worries. Drop by Slobbery Kisses Photography and take some goofy and stunning photographs with your pup. Have those wonderful Lansing memories get printed PAW-ever!
Pack up your pooch and head over to Hawk Island for some pawsome fun. This lakefront park is one of Lansing’s newest recreation areas and is located in the neighborhood of Mount Hope Avenue and Aurelius Road. Leashed pups are welcome to walk their humans anywhere in the park except the swimming areas and Splash Pad. Adjacent to Hawk Island is Soldan Dog Park. This is Lansing’s only off leash dog park so you can count on it being full of furry friends. Your canine companion can explore more than 15 acres of natural terrain, then take a dip in the doggy pond. Go ahead and let her get muddy- you can stop by the free dog washing station on the way out!
The Lansing River Trail is an excellent place to let your dog stretch his legs. This paved trail runs just over 25 miles and weaves in and out of several neighborhoods. Walk or jog for as long as your pup’s tail keeps wagging. The northern trailhead can be accessed through Dietrich Park in the Cedar Street and Michigan Avenue area. Don’t be fooled by this trail’s urban setting, there will be plenty of wooded scenery to enjoy and a variety of ducks, squirrels and butterflies to keep your dog’s attention. Be sure to keep your furry friend leashed and hydrated.
Grab your pup’s leash and head over to Woldumar Nature Center for a forested adventure. Woldumar is nestled in the Millett area of Lansing and boasts 178 acres of natural open space and five miles of trails. Wander through the maple, beech and pine trees as your dog listens for birds and squirrels. The trails are all easy to hike and can even be used in winter. Doggy Day Care and Spa is also in the Millett area. This local facility offers grooming, boarding and daycare. If your dog is lucky enough to spend time here, she will enjoy a large indoor climate controlled gymnasium. Sounds like a doggone good time!
Dogs living in the neighborhood of Shiawassee Street and Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard are fur-tunate to have access to Adado Riverfront Park. This Lansing favorite has plenty of wide open spaces, giving leashed pups ample room to explore. Take a stroll along the banks of the Grand River or stop and enjoy one of the many historic sites. With over thirteen miles of trail, there’s plenty to see and do. This walk gives your furry friend the perfect opportunity to meet and greet new friends, so make sure she has time to sniff and socialize. Head over today for a fetching good time!
Lansing’s City Center is a great place to walk your furry friend. Head over to Reutter Park with your leashed pup for an afternoon stroll. Stop for a rest on one of the benches near the historic fountain and enjoy the beautiful flowers. Just a couple blocks away is the Michigan State Capitol building. The grassy grounds have a couple of paths that are perfect for dog walking. Annabelle’s Pet Station is also in the area. This ultimate pet stop offers grooming, daycare, boarding and training. Your dog can choose from dog therapy training, agility or nose work. This place even has a dog dance class!