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Dog Areas in Orion Township

11 Parks
5 Trails
12 Shops
2 Eateries
7 Groomers

The Orion Township is known as a resort town. The city's motto is even, "Where living is a vacation", due to how many short-term residents live there at any given time, thanks to its forested areas, recreational preserves and nature hikes in and outside the city. Most of these places are dog-friendly, which attract long-term, and plenty of short-term, four-legged residents.

The Orion Oaks Dog Park is one the best dog parks out there, with over 14 acres of fenced-in land for Fido to run around off leash. The area includes a double-gated fence, and a separate area for smaller dogs. Usually, that would be enough for most residents and their dogs, but the park offers even more, with a designated doggie swim area that provides an extensive beach and waterhole for dogs. The park also has features like dog-sized water fountains, trash bins, and clean-up stations.

For a more urban exercise destination, head over to the Jesse Decker Park, a 24-acre, dog-friendly park with grassy fields, paved walkways, and a picnic area. Fido is welcome, but must remain on a leash at the park. Park features include water fountains, benches, and trash bins.

The town even offers seven veterinarians, and much more in the way of outdoor activities for you and Fido! Make Orion Township your vacation destination today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Orion Township

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 814/sq mi

    #1 Summerfield


    As you might expect, the Summerfield neighborhood is filled with fields, open plains, and grassy areas that look great in summer and winter. The Bald Mountain Recreation Area takes up about 4,637 acres of that space, and provides humans and their dogs a friendly outdoor place to exercise and hike. There are over 15 miles of marked trails, fishing sites at the inland lakes, and a sandy swimming beach. Dogs must remain leashed and cannot go in the water. There are trash bins in the parking aream and benches throughout the park. If you plan on staying in the neighborhood, the Red Roof Inn is dog-friendly to any sized dog for a small fee.

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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,143/sq mi

    #2 S Lapeer Rd/ Waldon Rd

    The South Lapeer Road and Waldon Road neighborhood is in the heart of Orion Township, and consists mostly of dense forests and natural fields. If you're looking for a walk with Fido through these woods, then the Polly Ann Trail will be the best place to go. As a rails-to-trails path, the trail is made up of old railways and travels north for over 32 miles. Dogs are welcome on the trail while leashed. After a few short miles, the path will lead straight into Camp Agawam, a dog-friendly campsite with over 140-acres of land. Owners will have to come prepared with water and clean-up stations for both activities.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,219/sq mi

    #3 Heather Lakes Estates

    The Heather Lakes Estates neighborhood is a bit more vibrant when it comes to activity. Most of the residential neighborhoods and schools are located here. Despite this, the neighborhood still has a significant park called Friendship Park. The place is dog-friendly, and takes up over 134 acres of land. There is 1 mile of paved trails in the park, and access to restrooms, picnic areas, a fishing pond, 8 soccer fields, 4 baseball fields and barbeque stations. Fido must remain on a leash, but can enjoy features like benches, trash bins, and water fountains, and can even go into the enclosed baseball area when teams are not playing.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 3,842/sq mi

    #4 Lake Orion Village Center

    Lake Orion is a small village incorporated into the Orion Township but is a separate town. The Village Center neighborhood is about a mile from the center of Orion Township, and hosts a bunch of dog-friendly activities. One of those places is the Atwater Park, a 3.14 acre park with small open areas and paths. Dogs must be on a leash and stay out of the picnic areas and children's play areas. For something a bit more secluded, head over to the Paint Creek Trail, an 8.9 rail-trail that travels the northern length of Lake Orion. The trail has benches. Be sure to bring clean-up bags and water.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 279/sq mi

    #5 Hadley

    The town of Metamora is 6 miles northwest of Orion Township, with a favorite dog-friendly activity located right in the Hadley neighborhood.  Ortonville Recreational Area is a 5,400-acre park with plenty of dog-friendly options to enjoy. Whether wanting to play freely in some of the open fields, get muddy on the shoreline of Big Fish Lake, or walking through over 3 miles of gravel and dirt trails throughout the park, your pup will be in outdoor heaven! Dogs can even go into the picnic area and shelters, campgrounds, and the boat launch, and adventurous pooches may even try a boat or kayak on the lake. Throughout the park, Fido must remain on a leash or under voice control at all times.
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