One of the most populous cities in Glenn County, California, Orland is located in the northern part of the Sacramento Valley. Just west of the Sacramento River, this city is a friendly and agricultural community which may not have an abundance of pet-friendly spots. But don't fret just yet! You'll find paw-lenty of dog-friendly fun in the vicinity. Visit Corning, just north of town, or Chico, less than 15 minutes west, to enjoy parks, hiking trails, and pet-friendly cafes and restaurants! However, if you need some veterinary help, you won't have to travel -- Orland has 6 highly-rated veterinary clinics in town.
If you want to stay within Orland with your buddy, get your leash ready and play in the shade at Lely Park, the central public park in town. Easy walking trails, benches, and picnic spots with grills welcome visitors with pups, but you should keep Fido leashed at all times.
If you're looking for some off-leash fun, gear up for a short ride to Corning, a small city north of Orland that's home to a furrific pooch playground: Camp Brainy Dog! This is a huge fenced dog park with comfortable benches and plenty of locals playing with their mutts year-round! The park has a natural terrain which can get muddy when it rains, so bring a towel if visiting in bad weather.
Leora Court is a southwestern neighborhood of Chico nestled on the banks of Sycamore Creek. The neighborhood has a few residential quarters, convenience stores, and an amazing place to visit with Fido – DeGarmo Park! The main area has walking trails and plenty of shade to walk in with a leashed puppy. Or, play the day away at DeGarmo Dog Park, located within the area! This is a huge dog park that's suitable even for the biggest hounds! The spacious area has grass and a few benches, but no drinking water fountains, so be sure to bring some with you.
Mendocino National Forest is a protected green area at the very southern end of Chico welcoming dog owners and their leashed pets. A great place to enjoy a day out away from civilization is Chico Seed Orchard! To find the facility, follow Skyway and leave behind the shopping and dining areas. The orchard occupies about 209 acres of space and is one of the oldest kiwi producing areas in the state! The park has multiple walking paths and picnic areas where you can feel comfortable together with your pooch. Even though this spot isn't usually crowded, your pup will need to stay on-leash no matter how well-behaved he is!
Bidwell Park is an expansive park and an amazing adventure located in the heart of Chico. This spacious area covers about 2,500 acres of scenic landscapes with wonderful views, so don't forget to snap some pics! Manzanita Avenue splits the park in two -- you'll find different landscapes and terrains in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Parks. The Upper Park has some areas (complete with drinking water) where your mutt can finally run off-leash! If your puppy is a hiker, hiking to the top of Five Mile is a must! While you're here, don't forget to check out Monkey Face, a funny rock formation that will put a smile on you and your hound's faces!
If you don't mind traveling for about an hour with Fido, head to downtown Oroville, a city in and the county seat of Butte County. There aren't many commercial and shopping venues here, but you'll find a wonderful getaway at Lake Oroville and Feather River, as well as several recreation areas, one of which is Riverbend Park. This is a wonderful park with an extensive play area and a nice off-leash addition separated from the main park by Oroville Dam Boulevard West. Pat Alley Memorial Dog Park is a pet-friendly spot on the banks of Feather River with no fence and plenty of room to run! There is seating available, but no drinking water.
Who doesn't want to go to paradise? If you live in Orland, you can reach Paradise in less than an hour via Skyway. But what are you going to do here? Well, why not head to the southern part of town, complete with multiple residential quarters, an abundance of local business and churches, and a furrific dog park? Paradise Dog Park is in an excellent location and is one of the local favorite places for off-leash playtime! The park has a fence, seating, plenty of shade, and an expansive area to chase each new tails. It's time to ditch the leash and make some new fur-iends!