Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos is a sparsely populated, unincorporated community located in the heart of Madera County. This rural locale is split into two areas: Madera Ranchos is the industrial side of town, and Bonadelle Ranchos is the pawfect place for outdoorsy pups and owners. Bonadelle Ranchos features many homes with sprawling yards and individual wells which provide water. This town doesn’t have much to offer its canine residents and visitors, but fortunately, Fresno is just over a 20-minute drive away. The nearest vet clinic is located in Madera, just 14 minutes down the road.
Madera also has a few dog-friendly places for you to explore! Fuel up for your adventures at one of Madera’s many dog-friendly restaurants. Craving a quesadilla? Head on over to Sal’s Mexican Restaurant. Or, savor a sandwich at Full-O-Bull Steak & Deli Subs. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome at the restaurants’ outdoor seating areas. Be sure to bring a water bowl with you, as well as a food dish if you plan on sharing some of your grub!
After chowing down with your hound at Full-O-Bull, walk across the street to Lions Town and Country Park. This 50-acre park is adored by the locals and welcomes leashed dogs. This isn’t a dog park, so be sure to bring plenty of water and some waste bags to help keep the park clean.
Vernon McCullough Fresno River Trail is the closest Rails-to-Trails conservation effort to the community. It is just 8 miles away and is a great place to take your dog for a walk. This paved, 3.4-mile trail runs along the dry river and is divided into two lanes so that you can walk safely and not worry about colliding with bicyclists. This is the pawfect place to spend the day away from the stresses of life, so we’re sure your first visit won’t be your last! Remember that you'll need to keep your pup leashed on the trail, and bring plenty of waste bags to clean up after your pal.
Fourteen miles out of town, you'll find Millerton Lake State Recreation Area. This is a 40-acre park that features miles of shoreline for you and your dog to walk. You can explore the trails throughout the area, but it is highly recommended that you keep your dog on his leash to protect the wildlife in the park. The views of the manmade lake are breathtaking and beautiful. You can swim if you want to escape the summer heat, or you can just enjoy the views and even take a tour to see the bald eagles during colder weather! Don't forget to bring lots of waste bags.
Just 20 miles away, you’ll find a space that will let your dog be a dog: the Woodward Dog Park. This dog park has all the amenities of a bigger dog park and the close-knit feel of a small community park. There is just one fenced-in area, so if your pup isn’t comfortable playing with the big dogs, he may not like this park. However, it’s pawfect for those dogs that love making new friends of all sizes! There is a fee to come and play, but it is low and covers the costs to maintain the park. You and your dog are sure to make lots of new friends at this pawesome park!
You have the opportunity to explore over one million acres of open land within Sierra National Forest. Here, you'll find thousands of trails that are marked and just waiting for you and your dog to take the 19-mile trip. The possibilities are endless. You can walk for as long as you want, you can camp, or your pal can bark at the wildlife. It is highly recommended that you keep your dog on her leash because it would be very easy to get lost in this vast amount of land. Make sure you bring plenty of water to drink for both you and your dog.
Want a unique adventure? You can take your dog to one of the only wine bars in the area that allows fur friends to join. Your dog must be 21 to get into Yosemite Wine Tails -- just kidding. You do have to be 21 to get in, though, and your furry friend has to be on his leash, but that's where the rules stop. Your puppy pal can expect to receive water and treats, while you can enjoy something a little stronger. Yosemite Wine Tails is only 35 miles away and offers a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else.