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A town in Bay County, Michigan, Bay City is located near the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. With a hefty population, it’s easy to see how one could get lost in the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s also easy to see why dog lovers would visit this location, be they permanent residents or tourists just popping in for a quick look. There’s so much for you to do with your canine companion, from visiting the dog parks to exploring the hiking trails, or even indulging at one of the many dog-friendly restaurants available to choose from.
The most notable location worth making on your doggy day-trip is Bay County Dog Park, a park reviewed as being extraordinarily secure with a three-gate system. With a fenced-in area for small dogs and another for larger breeds, it’s easy to see why dog lovers would want to bring their precious pooches here. There’s plenty of shady spots for you to sit and relax in while your furry friend goes dog wild having some off-leash fun. Just be sure to clean up after your puppy with the doggy waste bags available throughout the park, and help yourself to the water.
You and your precious pooch will fall head over tails for Bay City and its surrounding areas!
One of 1,600 rail-trails created by the Rails to Trails Conservancy -- a non-profit organization that revitalizes old railways across the country into walking trails -- the Bay City Loop is a wonderful place to explore in Downtown Bay City. With plenty of shady spots for you to relax beneath on a wonderfully sunny day, as well as plenty of challenging lengths of trail for you and your more adventurous pup to explore, you really can’t go wrong. Just be sure to bring plenty of clean drinking water for puppy, and yourself as well! Also be prepared to clean up any messy mishaps.
Next stop on your trip should certainly be the Bay City State Recreation Area, an expansive tract of hiking trails that wind through the wetlands of Bay City proper. Located in East Bay City, towards the coast, it may be a bit of a drive, but your pup will be thrilled to enjoy the ride. While your dog will need to remain on a leash for the duration of your trip, that’s not going to get in the way of your fun at Bay City State Recreation Area. Just bring some clean drinking water and doggy waste bags, and you’ll be set!
Home to Freedom Pet Pass, Northwest Bay City is a destination you should definitely mark as a priority on your doggy day trip. This pet store has nearly the most important thing a distinguished pup could ask for, as well as their selective owner who only wants the best for their refined furry friend. Freedom Pet Pass supplies high-quality and extremely secure pet doors, both for dogs and cats. They come in numerous sizes, so you’re sure to find one to fit your pet. The installation videos they offer on their website make the process easy to figure out, even for the novice pet owner.
If you’re looking for a tasty bite, make your way towards the proper northern section of Bay City, where you’ll find a restaurant with tasty selections that simply can’t be beat. At BJay’s Pizza and Coneys, you’ll be able to help yourself to a wide selection of delicious and savory pizza pies, as well as having your choice of delicious hot dogs or any number of the other offerings on their menu. Your dog will be welcome to join you in the outdoor seating area, so just bring plenty of water for your pup and you’ll have a ball! Ball? Did someone say ball!?
Your final destination is one that should certainly not be taken for granted, especially if you’re looking to wind down after a long doggy day trip. Mosey on over to West Bay City, home of VNO New Age Tapas. This restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere and serves a worldwide selection of wines, and it's also dog-friendly! With burgers and steak to anything in between, you’ll have quite the choice to make when you find yourself at this restaurant. Ask your waiter or waitress for their recommended wine pairings. After all, it’s not drinking alone if your dog is with you!
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