Averill is a small town in the state of Michigan, located on the outskirts of the larger town of Midland. This town is welcoming to all visitors, and is proud of its friendly, community atmosphere. And while Averill does not offer a veterinarian of its own, the Sanford Animal Clinic, in the nearby town of Sanford, is ready to take care of any of your pup’s health concerns.
For some outdoor time together, you and Fido should head to the Averill Preserve, on the Tittabawassee River, with its 74 acres of nature to explore. There are a number of short hiking trails, all welcoming to your pup, which lead to a gorgeous overlook of the river. Some areas might be a little challenging for elderly pups, so plan accordingly. For some additional hiking adventures, suitable to all pup-abilities, jump on the Pere Marquette Rail Trail. This old CSX railroad trail starts in the nearby town of Midland and runs for 30 miles. There are numerous parks you and pup can enjoy along the way, and lots of views of the surrounding countryside. Be sure to pack plenty of water for these excursions, and keep Fido on leash at both.
Averill has small-town charm and large pup-appeal!
Looking for some off-leash fun? The Midland Dog Park in Midland, just 7 miles south of Averill, is your ticket to fun! There is plenty for pups of any size to do here. Separate large and small-sized dog areas are filled with lots of room for your pup to romp with his friends, and there are agility obstacles for the big boys to dodge and jump over. Located inside Chippewassee Park, there are 35 acres of fun for everyone. Afterwards, head to Crepes Et Ami’s seven outdoor pet-friendly tables for some French cuisine.
Dog-friendly Huron Park in the Stoney Creek/ Huron Park neighborhood of the city of Midland, just 7 miles south of Averill, is the place to take your pup for some outdoor exercise. There are paved paths for walking, perfect for any pup-ability. Wander through the park and enjoy relaxing on the provided benches situated throughout. There is a playground on site for the kids to enjoy, sports courts, and lots of room to throw down a blanket and rest with your pawtastic pup by your side. Restrooms are conveniently located here, and you will also find plenty of water fountains.
Pack up your pup and head to the Sturgeon Creek Park, in the Amberwood Subdivision neighborhood, in the city of Midland, a 7-mile drive south of Averill. Beautifully landscaped grounds welcome you and your pup. There are paved walking paths throughout, plenty of open green space, sports courts and a playground. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade of the pavilions. Restrooms are provided here. Or head over to Cook Playground, adjacent to the Cook Elementary School. Here you and your pawtastic park will find some open grassy areas for you to relax while the kids enjoy the playground equipment.
The village of Sanford, 2 miles northeast of Averill, is home to fur-ific Sanford Lake Park, which boasts something for everyone. There is a lot of open, green space to throw down a blanket and relax with your pup by your side, or how about watching a sand volleyball game along the shores of the lake? Don’t forget your pole to do some great fishing. There are places to put in a canoe and take your pup for a ride and some picnic tables, with grills, to enjoy your lunch. Restrooms and fountains are on-site. Keep your pup on leash here.
In the West Midland neighborhood, in the city of Midland, 7 miles south of Averill, you and your pawtastic pup can enjoy two open space areas for outdoor fun! The Riverview Natural Area covers 419 acres of nature and is pup-friendly! For some hiking enjoyment, take the one-mile forested loop trail that ends at the river. Don’t miss the spring wildflowers blooming here. r take your fur-ever friend to the Forestview Natural Area, which has over 70 acres of trees and a gorgeous wetlands area. Be sure to pack plenty of water and keep Fido on leash at both parks.