If it is walking you love, you have come to the right place! Grimes, which sits in both in Dallas and Polk Counties, has an impressive system of well-maintained and paved walking trails, as well as several green spaces to enjoy with your dog. The larger cities of Iowa City and Omaha are approximately two hours away by car. And with two veterinarians right in Grimes, you can feel safe exploring this puptown with your dog.
Mulitple trails wind through the city and are a great way to explore this area and get around. Take a walk from the main street, up to Lions Park, and then over to Beaverbrook Park, a great place to stop for a bite to eat or a play on the grass. From here, you can continue west, then south back towards town. There are lots of heritage buildings to see along the way and other little parks to check out. The Grimes Sports Complex has its own system of trails that you can also take Fido on for a bit of on-lead exercise.
For something to eat in town, head to Julie's Classic Maid-Rite Diner and take a seat at their
pup-friendly outdoor table. This place specializes in loose-meat sandwiches and
has a range of signature dishes on offer. You can also get all the traditional
sides, including fries and salads, topped off with a delicious milkshake.
So, put on your walking shoes, pop Fido on the lead and head out to explore Grimes – you are sure to have a lovely visit.