Just east of Lake Erie, in the greater Metro Detroit area, lies the small town of Newport, Michigan. This town boasts of charm, and offers residents and visitors a non-hurried pace, compared to the larger, nearby cities. The Ark Animal Clinic is ready to take care of any health concerns your pawtastic friend might have, and is located right in town.
For some outdoor adventure with your fur-ever friend, head to Robert Laginess Park. This small area offers you and your pup some relaxation time on their open grassy areas, and a great playground structure for the kiddies. There are no bathrooms on site, so plan accordingly. Fido must remain on leash here.
For more adventure, head to the Pointe Mouillee State Game Area that offers a whopping 4000 acres alongside the Huron River and Lake Erie. This land is full of wildlife because of its marshes and ponds, so it is the perfect place to capture incredible photographs of the flora and fauna of the area. Make sure to get some pics of your pup having a great time here. Pack plenty of water and snacks for your day together.
Visit Newport and enjoy its small-town charm and big time fun!
Nike Park in located in the town of Carleton, just 8 miles northwest of Newport. Here you will find a mix of amenities that are sure to please you and your pawtastic pup! There are soccer fields where Fido is allowed to romp on an extended leash, and tons of other open space, perfect for a stroll together. This open space is used by model airplane clubs to show off their skills. You and your fur-ever friend are welcome to watch! There is also playground equipment for the kiddies, a large picnic area and restroom facilities on site.
In the Southeast Monroe neighborhood in the town of Monroe, 10 miles south of Newport, the River Raisin Marina and Campground on the banks of River Raisin is a great place to spend the day with your fur-ever friend. Take a walk around the marina with your pup on leash to enjoy its scenic beauty. Or plan an overnighter in the campground on site which is pup-friendly. This campground is adjacent to the wilderness park, which covers a pawtastic 10 square miles. You can fish on Lotus Pond and catch some supper for you both to share. Restrooms are provided.
On the western edge of the Mid-Frenchtown neighborhood of Monroe, 10 miles south of Newport, Munson Park is the place to visit with your pawtastic friend! There are miles of trails for walking with your pup which meander through the park and out into the meadows and surrounding forests. These trails can be used for bicyclers as well, so make sure to keep your pup on leash. The park itself offers sports fields, where Fido can romp on an extended leash, sports courts and a skate park. A fishing pond tops off the list of scenic wonders!
The William C. Sterling State Park, in the Sterling neighborhood in Monroe, 10 miles south of Newport, offers you a pawtastic day of outdoor fun. Located on Lake Erie, you and Fido can walk for miles on trails that meander throughout this scenic 1300-acre park. Take the Sterling-Marsh Trail for 6 miles of hiking fun, or the shorter Sterling-River Raisin Heritage Trail which is a 1.60-mile loop, perfect for all pup-abilities. There are boating opportunities, and fishing directly on the lake or the lagoons within. Be sure to keep Fido on leash throughout. Restrooms are provided.