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Hamlet, Indiana is a quiet neighborhood of only a few hundred people. The best thing about such a sparsely populated place is that there's always a calm spot to walk your dog. While you're here, take a walk through the library park with your dog, or stop in and see the town's archive of photos to learn more about its history.
Staying in Hamlet for a few days? Since it's so small, you won't find any chain hotels here, but there are a few AirBnB rentals that will allow you to bring your dog with you. Most of these only require that you put down a doggie deposit and clean up after your dog.
Want an adventure? Dick Blythe Wetland Conservation Area is a bird-watching haven. There are 202 acres available for you to walk with your dog as long as he stays on his leash for the duration of the walk. There are many species of birds here so you can always spot something new. Your dog will love all the trails that offer plenty of room to explore.
Wythogan Park is located in Knox, the next town over, and has a walking trail that is paved and easy to walk. The rest of your family will enjoy the skate park, playground, and picnic tables.
Kesling Park in La Porte is just over twenty miles from Hamlet. It is a 90-acre park full of nature trails. You and your dog can spend all day long roaming the marked trails and taking in the beauty of the area. Dogs must be leashed at all times in this park. You will want to bring plenty of doggie waste bags to clean up after your pup. There are a couple of water fountains for people, but you might want to bring some of your own water if you plan on hiking the trails. Be sure to bring a dish for your dog.
Lurh County Park is another excellent dog-friendly option in La Porte. You and Fido will pawsitively love this beautiful county park that offers you the choice of both paved trails and off-roading trails. You'll have to keep your dog on a leash at all times, and it is your responsibility to bring doggie waste bags. There are water fountains throughout the park, but you will want to have water with you since there are no water fountains here. There are indoor exhibits, but dogs aren't allowed to attend these, unfortunately. There are about 90 acres to explore in this educational nature park.
Bluhm County Park has a bark park where you can bring your dog to run and play off her leash. It is a bit of a drive at around thirty miles away, but it does have a lot to offer, so the trip is well worth it! Your dog will love playing on the agility equipment. The water stations here even come complete with doggie dishes! The seating is shaded and within sight of the whole dog park. The park provides doggie waste bags as well for your convenience. When you see how much fun your pooch will have playing with all his new friends, you'll agree the trip was worth it!
Rails-to-Trails is an impressive, nationwide trail system where you can bring your dog to walk in nature and perhaps learn more about the rail line in the process. The Panhandle Path is located just about 25 miles from Hamlet. This 22-mile trail is mostly paved and was converted into a puptastic walking trail from an abandoned railway corridor. There isn't any water along the way, so remember to bring your own. You will need doggie waste bags as well to keep the path clean for everyone. There are a few benches to stop and rest along the way. The Panhandle Path is a leash-only trail system.
Forty-five miles from you, in Chesterton, is a campground called Indiana Dunes. This campground offers you more than just a place to pitch a tent or park an RV. There are plenty of trails to explore here, but that isn't even the best part! The campgrounds also feature a dog-friendly beach where you and your dog can splash and swim in the summer. Don't furget to bring a couple towels! You will need to keep your dog on a leash while you're here. If you have prior permission, and your dog is voice trained, they will allow you to let your dog off-leash.
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