Bring Fido to the bayou in Saint Bernard. In this small neighborhood, you and your pup will be able to explore woodlands and wetlands at Saint Bernard State Park. Make a reservation at one of the campsites in this 358-acre outdoor paradise and enjoy the great outdoors. You can bring along your boat and get out on the River at the Caernarvon waterway, located just outside the park. Dogs are permitted in the park for no additional fee provided you keep them on a leash no longer than six feet whenever they’re outside and that you pick up any messes.
Take a 15-mile drive east from Saint Bernard to the quiet neighborhood Shell Beach and walk along the tributary from Lake Borgne with your pup. You can bring your canoe or boat here to launch out into the waters and explore the Biloxi State Wildlife Management Area with your furry friend. This marshy bayou wilderness is known for puptacular fishing and bird watching. When you get back to Shell Beach, paddle your craft out to Fort Proctor along Lake Borgne’s shore. Wander through the marsh grasses with your canine companion as you explore the grounds of this piece of history from the American Civil War era.
Chalmette is located nine miles northwest of Saint Bernard and offers some pawesome parks for you to explore with your pup. Take Fido to the Chalmette Battlefield and wander the location of the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. Your canine pal may accompany you on the grounds, provided you keep them on a leash and pick up any messes. Please do not take your pooch into any buildings or the cemetery, and leave your furry friend at home when there are special events such as the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. Another pleasant park to take Fido for an on-leash walk is Sidney D Torres Memorial Park.
When you want to treat your pup to some off-leash play and socialization with other four-footed pals, take a drive about 14.5 miles northwest from Saint Bernard to Crescent Park in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. This 20-acre park stretches along the riverfront for 1.4 miles. You can go for a walk with your leashed pup along the trail and enjoy views of the New Orleans skyline. After some one-on-one time with your pal, let him loose in the Downriver Kickabout and Dog Run. Finish off your day with a slice of custom-made pizza at Pizza Delicious. This restaurant includes dog-friendly tables.
To access some puptacular outdoor adventures, load Fido in the car and drive northwest about 17.7 miles to the NOLA neighborhood of Willow Brook. This suburban community is located on the doorstep of the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge. Head up to the Ridge Trail boardwalk to take your canine companion on a hike through a number of different habitats. If you have a non-motorized water-craft, you can launch into the Madere Marsh and explore the bayou by boat or canoe. Remember to keep your pup on a leash up to six feet long and to pick up any waste while in this untamed national park.