Portage is a small Michigan town surrounded by large lakes, thick trees, a thriving downtown community and residential homes. The area is only 45 miles from Lake Michigan, and is known for its extensive network of historical parks and nice shaded trails. The public parks and trails are dog-friendly too, allowing your best friend to be included in the fun.
The best place to bring Fido is The Bark Park in the center of the city, a 4-acre park with lush lawns, open space, and surrounded by thick trees. The park has separate areas for large and small dogs, double-gated entrances, kiddie pools, free toys, and dog-sized water fountains to enjoy.
The Portage Creek Bicentennial Park is a 200-acre linear park that has multiple trails, large, narrow open areas to play in, shaded sitting areas and paths, fishing along the creek, and picnic areas. The park is very dog-friendly and doesn't require pups to be on a leash as long as they are under voice commands. The park is home to the Portage Creek Bicentennial Park Trail, an 8-mile multi-use bicycling and walking trail, that loops through the park and offers trash bins and clean-up stations along the way.
The close-knit community of Portage always makes sure to include Fido in all their outdoor locations, and even provides 7 different animal hospitals to cater to all canines.