Opheim is a small town in Valley County with under 100 residents, located in the northeastern corner of Montana. Situated near the Saskatchewan border, Opheim has a strong Norwegian-American heritage, which is reflected in the local cuisine. Just one mile south, you'll find Granrud’s Lefse, where you can enjoy authentic Norwegian dishes.
Today, Opheim charms visitors and residents with an old-town atmosphere among wheat fields and wild prairies. If you travel with Fido, you won’t find many dog-friendly things to do, but sniff around the Missouri River, where the campsites and RV parks are. The closest veterinary services are located in Scobey.
These wild and untamed lands are perfect for a back-to-nature weekend with Fido. Don't miss out on Shady Rest RV Park out in East Glasgow. The location of the park is advantageous. It's set within walking distance of grocery stores and restaurants, but at the same time, it's far enough away from civilization! Canines of all sizes are allowed on-site and inside the RV cabins; just keep Fido on a leash at all times.
Hell Creek State Park, a beautifully wild area on the banks of Missouri River, is another wonderful facility to camp with Fido. This place is perfect for fishing enthusiasts and is suitable for hiking as well.
The 1st Avenue North/6th Street North neighborhood is a busy populated area in central Great Falls, Montana. This area has a little bit of everything: wonderful river views at the bend of the Missouri River, sufficient shopping along 1st Avenue, and even the Children’s Museum of Montana! Is something missing? Parks! You will find at least three public parks here. Gibson Park and Riverside Park are perfect for riverfront leashed walks! And just a skip and a hop away, you'll find Pacific Steel and Recycling Trailside Dog Park. This wonderful off-leash facility is adjacent to River’s Edge Trail, which is also called a “chasing trail." The park is open to the general public from dawn to dusk year-round!
Lone Pine State Park offers breathtaking vistas and scenic overlooks! Set in the quiet southwestern part of Kalispell, the woodlands are a perfect retreat for you and Fido. You will have the chance to explore more than 7 miles of multi-purpose trails on-leash. Be careful! Some trails are very pawpular among horse riding enthusiasts! However, the park is so big that you may even feel lost for a while. If the weather is good, get ready to enjoy beautiful views of Flathead Valley. There’s so much to see or snap a photo of! Can you sniff out the Jewel Basin or Big Mountain?
De Smet is a small but charming community in the northwestern corner of Missoula, located along the MT-200. The area is mixed, with residential areas, local businesses, and shops. It also features the Missoula County Animal Control office. Just a block away is Wagg’n Indoor Dog Park on Desmet Road. Due to some weird weather conditions in the region, indoor dog parks are a great solution for active pups! Although the place provides boarding and pet-care services, you can enjoy the dog park as long as you purchase a membership. They also have a comfortable lounge area with Wi-Fi for pet parents to wait while their furry babies play together.
Riverfront is a neighborhood in central Missoula, MT, nestled on the eastern bank of Clark Fork River. Residential, with local businesses like Orange Street Food Farm, the neighborhood offers a wide variety of entertainment along the riverside in the parks and cafes. Your pooch is welcome on-leash in McCormick Park! This is a nice green area with plenty of space to explore, and it's also home to the Riverfront Trail! The walk offers beautiful downtown views and plenty of other walkers and dog owners to hang out with. Remember, it’s crucial to keep your buddy on their leash at all times!
West is a densely populated neighborhood in central Helena, the county seat of Lewis and Clark counties in Montana. This is a mixed-use area with a variety of amenities, eateries, shops, and public parks. These green spaces add a bit of peace and quiet to the area. Your puppy will love Paw Park, an enclosed area with trails dedicated to canines! You'll find the park just east of Carroll College. Free and open to the general public, the park boasts a separate section for shy puppies and old mutts, so every pup can have fun! Don't forget the water and waste baggies, though.