Folsom is a rapidly growing town in California, not far from the state capitol of Sacramento. The area is the capitol of dog’s hearts, however, and owners have to agree: there’s everything here you and your pup could want! With eight animal hospitals and veterinary clinics in Folsom, it’s clear that locals treat their pets like the royalty we all know they are. Start your Folsom adventure with a trip to Marly and Moo, where dogs can join you for gastropub favorites at their outdoor seats.
Tire your dog out with a good day of playing at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area! This state park provides your pet with everything they need to have a good time, featuring over 25 miles of hiking trails. Your dog must be leashed at all times, unless you’re going for a swim: as long as you’re not on a swimming beach, your dog can cool off in the water!
Accommodations will never be a problem for your pup in Folsom. The area houses several pet friendly hotels. Choose from chains like Residence Inn by Marriott and Staybridge Suites. If you’re looking for more of a regional vibe, you can try Lake Natoma Inn or Larkspur Landing Folsom. It’s important to get a good night’s rest so you can enjoy Folsom again tomorrow!
Evelyn Terrace is a very residential neighborhood in Folsom. Leash up your pup and head into Ed Mitchell Park for a good, long walk. While your dog will have to stay on leash in this park, there’s more than enough room for you to get a good walk in. This park has several sports fields and tennis courts, so just walking the perimeter will be a solid walk for most dogs. You can also picnic on the grass when your walk is done. Pack your own water bowl, because the drinking fountains here are a bit tall for dogs.
FIDO Field Dog Park, inside of the Cummings Family Park, is a great place for social dogs to romp with new friends! This wag-tail-tastic park is quite popular with the locals, and is almost always bustling with new friends. There are separate areas for large and small dogs, so your pup is never in with the wrong crowd. The dog park also has playground equipment and more. The bigger Cummings Family Park is a great place to walk shy dogs on leash if the off leash area is too crowded. These parks are a great choice for the whole family to have a putastic time!
Start your day in Folsom Ridge with a trip to woofderful Lew Howard Park. Your leashed dog will love to walk the scenic paths and enjoy the trees. If they love to people watch, loop around the sports fields. Bring your own water bowl so your dog can enjoy the fountains! Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the neighborhood’s dog friendly dining option, Folsom Pizza & Kebab. This restaurant blends varying cuisines to put something for everyone on the menu. Dine outdoors with your dog in order to share the meal! You’re never barking up the wrong tree in Folsom Ridge.