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The town of Waterloo began as a farming community, and today enjoys a more robust and diversified industrial base which includes the John Deere Tractor company. Being a farm community, dogs have always played a role in the life of the community. Waterloo looks after its furry community with five veterinarians and clinics well prepared to lend medical support.
Your pup will love a good run at the Pat Bowlsby Off-Leash Dog Park. There are two fenced in areas here for your pooch to exercise in, with built in water fountains and doggie waste bags available. Stop in at Washington Park for a great leashed stroll through this beautifully landscaped park. Take some pictures here to update your social media. There are wide-open grassy spaces for play and plenty of trees to make for a sniff-tastic adventure for your pooch.
After big fun in the parks, stop in at Jamison's Public House which serves Irish and American dishes or try a signature Butter Burger topped off with fresh frozen custard at Culver's. Bring your pooch along to sit with you at the outside tables. Stay at the pet-friendly Ramada Inn or the Howard Johnson Waterloo Cedar Falls when in Waterloo. Both welcome two dog travelers for an additional fee.
Take a leashed walk at Miriam's Park through the wide open green spaces where there’s plenty of room to run and fetch. Your pooch will love a sniff-tastic browse around the trees surrounding the park, and the opportunity to spot a few squirrels playing on the tree trunks in the spring. Water fountains are available in the park, but do bring along a water bowl for your pup. Pack a picnic lunch for you and your pooch after your exercise and spend a little more time in the outdoors before heading home. The park also boasts a playground and soccer fields.
Enjoy the Elks Memorial Park where you and your leashed pooch can take a dog-tastic hike through the park. At the top of the mountain, you can enjoy awesome views of the Delaware River. From Point Peter, a large panoramic vista presents the Delaware Valley and the Delaware River that separates the states of New York and New Jersey from Pennsylvana. Bring along a picnic lunch and eat at the top under the flag. There are a few benches, and many picnic tables and grills along the way to rest and have an outdoor meal. Do be aware that this park has no restroom facilities.
The Sergeant Road Trail is
part of the larger trail system that includes the cities of Cedar Falls and
Waterloo. The trail parallels US 63, also known as Sergeant Road, and extends from Waterloo
to Hudson through rural and park areas. Your pup will love a leashed walk on
this old and scenic railroad corridor. The trail surface is asphalt, making for easy walking. Visit the Hope Martin Memorial Park for its beautiful nature area, and just right for a sniff-tastic adventure for Fido. The
beautiful green space and trees provides a great place for some doggie play or to just enjoy the outdoors.
Reed Park is a fun leashed walk with views of the Cedar River. This green space provides a great place to relax, as well as a great place to exercise that pup! The nearby Rooff Park also offers space where you and your pup can enjoy a good walk, and then have lunch at the picnic table before returning home. After exercise, stop in at the Screaming Eagle American Bar & Grill, a casual spot that serves up a variety of delicious pub grub, and where your pup can join you at the outdoor tables.
This neighborhood has three dog-friendly hotels you'll want to know about for your next trip to Waterloo. The Motel 6 Waterloo welcomes one dog of any size for a dog-tastic stay, but you must reserve a dog-friendly room to assure that Fido is not disappointed. Stay at the Candlewood Suites where they welcome up to two pets not larger than 30 lbs for an additional fee. Enjoy your time at the Comfort Inn and Suites, where all of their rooms are dog-friendly. They welcome two pets of any size for an additional fee per night. Well behaved pups may stay unattended in their rooms for short periods.
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