Welcome to Michigan City, Indiana, where pups and their
humans can enjoy a range of spectacular nature walks and plenty of good food.
Michigan City is in La Porte County, approximately 50 miles east of Chicago.
These guys love their dogs and have an animal hospital in town, as well as two
vet clinics, so help is never far away.
The Friendship Botanic Gardens in Pottawottamie Park is a must-see when in Michigan City. This place prides itself on being dog-friendly and is very welcoming to four-legged friends of all shapes and sizes. Take your pooch for a walk through the gardens or along one of the forest trails in the valley of Trail Creek, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy your time out in nature together. Keep your pup leashed through this area, and remember to clean up after him.
Nearby, Krueger Memorial Park also has trails for you to explore, as well as picnic areas, restrooms and drinking water available. Winding Creek Cove Park also has a short dog-friendly trail and is close to the town centre. As with many public parks, you need to keep your pup leashed in both of these places, but he will love being out walking through the trees with you.
In downtown Michigan City, check out Panini Panini for a pup-friendly place to eat. This European-style bistro has ample outdoor seating that welcomes pooches to sit by their owner’s side. Panini Panini specialises in sandwiches, but they far from boring with names like Croque Madame, Reuben, or the Crab Cake BLT. Breakfast is also available, as is a selection of desserts if you are after a sweet treat.
Whatever you choose to do, you will have a lovely time in Michigan City with your best bud by your side!
great little nature trail winds around the Barker Woods Nature Preserve. There is the choice of two loops, one at 0.24 miles
and the other 0.54 miles, so you can choose a short stroll through the trees,
or do a few laps to really get those legs (and paws!) working. The Nature
Preserve is 30 acres in total and is home to some rare old-growth forest.
Marvel at the majestic white pines, red and white oaks, sugar and red maples, witch hazel,
American beech and black gum trees. Your pup
will love this walk with you, but he will need to stay on the lead. Make
sure you take your clean up bags.