Hastings is a small town in and the county seat of Barry County, Michigan. In 1855, Hastings was incorporated as a village, and then in 1871, Hastings officially became a city. Here, you and Fido can enjoy warm summers and mild winters, which makes Hastings the pawfect place to enjoy outdoor activities all year long! Hastings is home to the annual Barry-Roubaix cycling race, which attracts over 3,000 participants annually.
If you want to take your pup somewhere where they can exercise, there is a small city park in Hastings that has a fenced area for doggos located on 225 N. Cass Street. The park is free and open to the public and has separate areas for large and small dogs. Seating is provided for the doggie parents.
If you're looking for accommodation that welcomes doggos, then you should check out Whispering Waters Campground. Don't want to "ruff" it? Head to Holiday Inn Express Hastings.
The town also has the health of its canine residents and visitors covered -- Hastings has two veterinary clinics, one hospital, and a couple of veterinary services available in case you need them.
Looking for even more dog-friendly fun? Grand Rapids is just a 45-minute drive away, making it the pawfect day-trip destination for doggos!
The Fulton Heights neighborhood of Grand Rapids is a quiet residential area featuring large homes and spacious sidewalks where you can get your daily exercise with Fido. It's also home to a dog park! Hillcrest Dog Park is located a bit further away from Hastings at 35 miles away, but it's still not too far, especially if you're already planning to take a trip to the big city with your pooch. It has separate areas for small and large pooches and pawlenty of room for chasing balls and meeting new fur friends. If you decide to check out this park, make sure you bring fresh water with you since there is no water source available.