It’s time to take the 8-mile trip over to Ankeny Dog Park. After spending all day doing what you want to do, you should take Fido to a space where he can do what he wants to do. Fido is free to romp and run with all his fur-iends at this large dog park. There are separate areas so that the little pups don’t get lost under the bigger dogs’ paws. A nearby pond makes for a cool place to take a dip and let Fido splash with all the new friends he’s sure to make here. Don’t forget to pack a towel!
If you want to get away for a little while, or maybe just shake up your routine, there is a great dog park just 22 miles from you. Ames Dog Park is set up just so that Fido has somewhere to run and play safely without having to be on a leash. Of course, the locals just bark their praises for this clean and well-maintained dog park. It is built on a hill so that you’ll get plenty of exercise running up and down. Shaded sitting areas make for a comfortable place to rest and watch your pup play.
Raccoon River Dog Park is little bit under 30 miles away from Elkhart, but it’s definitely worth the drive. This massive dog park has plenty of fenced in areas where Fido can run and play safely. Seating can be found throughout the park, so you won’t have to work up a sweat trying to keep up with your pal. Convenient cleaning stations make it easy to clean up after your best fur-iend. With watering stations throughout the park, you’ll always be able to find drinking water without having to wait. You’ll need a permit to access this park, which you can obtain online or on-site.
Thirty miles may seem like a far drive, but once you see McVay Trail, you will be so glad that you made the trip. This part of the Rails-to-Trails system has been around since 1851, when it was bought by the McVay family. The original views have only been altered by the tests of time. The whole area is kept picture-perfect, and has been lined with asphalt so that it can be easily used by you and your dogs. You will love exploring this mile-long trail again and again. The trees that line the trail make you feel like you’re miles away from the rest of the world.