Named after DeWitt Clinton, the Governor of New York State during the 1820s, the town of Dewitt has seen its share of setbacks. In 1930, a great fire swept through the downtown business district, destroying buildings and devastating the community. While business stagnated here, residential development continued to make DeWitt into the bedroom community of today. This small community shows their love for their resident pups, and offers three veterinarians to help care for the pooches of Dewitt.
Sports Park is a wide open grassy space with a few benches that is often used for sporting events. The large open space makes a pup-tastic walk for Fido. There's plenty of space for good exercise and a round of fetch before you finish. Along the banks of the Looking Glass River, the 5.2-acre Looking Glass Riverfront Park offers access to the meandering river, picnic tables, grills, canoe access, and a river observation deck. Your pup will love the river frontage with the many smells to explore. There's plenty of green space for a walk around the park as well.
Stay at the American Inn and Suites Lansing at Dewitt where they welcome two pups up to 50 lbs. for an additional fee. Enjoy Dewitt with your pup; you might just decide to stay!
In Lansing, just nine miles from Dewitt, you'll find Hawk Meadow Park that has well maintained hiking and biking trails for your leashed pup. Wander to your hearts content on this 144-acre park area that also includes opportunities to ski in the winter. Bring along drinking water for you and your pup. You'll not want to miss Hunters Orchard Park which attracts fishermen to the area. This park is home to some great hiking trails that pass by the Grand River where you can also put in a canoe or kayak. Get the leash and come to the park for a pup-tastic work out.
Bring your pup nine miles away to the city of Lansing to the puptastic Grand Woods Park, offering 128 acres on the Grand River. This family oriented park offers a range of activities. Your pup will love the trails and large open grassy spaces for a great game of fetch. Bring along a picnic and enjoy the options for seating in the picnic shelter or pavilion after activities. Your family will love the playground equipment, fishing pond, nature trail, softball field, grass volleyball court, frisbee golf course, radio-controlled race car track, restrooms and available drinking water.
Sharp Park, just 9 miles away in Lansing, features a picnic shelter that includes handicap seating. Your pup will enjoy his dog-tastic leashed walk around the park on the walking paths, or on the trails where a sniff-tastic adventure awaits. The pond here attracts geese, and your pooch will enjoy looking for fish at the water’s edge. Family members will enjoy the playground equipment on this 57.8 acres park, and the sportsmen/ladies will enjoy the fishing pond, basketball court, softball fields, tennis courts, and sand volleyball courts.