Mozart is a very small community in northwestern Idaho, so although it’s surrounded by exciting wilderness area, it has little to offer dogs and dog lovers. However, there are many parks and amenities in neighboring communities as well as nearly 40 vet clinics within 35 miles of town center.
If you want to stay in Idaho, Tubbs Hill is a popular amenity just thirty minutes from Mozart. Complete with free parking, public restrooms, and plenty of small beaches just off its trails, this park is a gorgeous natural haven in downtown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Also, Corbin Park is just 45 minutes away in neighboring Post Falls, Idaho. This park is complete with swimming holes and clean bathrooms, and leashed pooches are welcome.
A 40-minute drive into Spokane, WA will bring you to Stevens Creek Trail. This well-maintained walking trail is known as an excellent site for bird-watching. Also in Spokane is the Dishman Hills Natural Area, which is a wonderful wild oasis adjacent to the city. Here, leashed pups are welcome to traverse the park’s six separate trails with their parents.Although Mozart is a small community, its neighboring cities like Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, and others are packed with fun outdoor activities for you and Fido!
Are you ready for an epic adventure? Do you and your dog need a whole weekend getaway place? The it’s definitely time to take a 7-mile trip to Indian Cliff Trail. Whether you decide to stay and camp, or just come for a day trip adventure, you’re sure to have a furrific time here. This trail will take about two hours to complete, but the nearby Heyburn State Park encompasses 7,800 acres of forest, lakes, and trails for you to explore as you would like. So, grab a leash, some good shoes, water, and waste bags, and prepare to have a barking good time.
Rails-to-Trails has decided that to make your seven mile trip to Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes just the beginning of your adventure. This 70 mile part of the trail is completely paved so that you can ride your bike, travel in your wheel chair, or just have a smooth walking space to enjoy with your dog. The pavement is just the beginning of the wonder. This end of the trail is amazing trip through the mountains. You will see the shining of the lake, the rolling of the foothills, and the majestic bridge, all just as they were when the rail system was laid in the 1800s.
If you are all done exploring the Plummer end of Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, then you should take your dog down to the Harrison side. It is about 45 miles to this end, but it is completely different than the other side, and well worth the adventure. Chatcolet Bridge is the high point of this part of the trail because it raises you to epic heights so that you get a panoramic view of the entire area. Please keep your dog on his leash at all times because there is a ton of wildlife in this area, including coyote.
If you want to take a car ride to a great adventure, then take the 26-mile trip to North Idaho Centennial Trail. This is another section of the Rails-to-Trails system that makes its way across Idaho. It is majestic, with its natural beauty taking center stage. Not only do you have a gorgeous view of the Coeur d'Alenes Lake, but you also have the Spokane River on this trail as well. If you bring Fido’s leash, you can spend as long as you want exploring these paved trails without having to fight the congestion of the city. Don’t forget to bring water, though.
Now, at first, your dog may not like that it is a 45-minute drive to Mary Minerva McCroskey Country Trail. However, once you get here, Fido will be begging to stay longer. You can walk the entire trail in about two hours, if you take your time. However, this trail is only part of a larger state park, which encompasses 5,000 acres. So, grab a leash, get your dog and get in the car. This is the place to make adventures happen for your entire family! The stress of the world literally melts away when you step into this natural world. Bring your camera and keep your eyes open for all the animals of the area.