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Dog Areas in Rochester, MI

9 Parks
3 Trails
14 Shops
5 Eateries
5 Groomers

The small town of Rochester gets a lot of tourism thanks to its historic downtown. Main Street alone has 22 different structures that are all over 50 years old, with several on the State Register of Historic Places. Something that has stayed around in the town for a long time is the dog-loving attitude that the city encourages. Rochester continues to grow, and with its growth, comes more and more dog-friendly adventures around town.

Bloomer Park is the largest park in Rochester, with over 200 acres of dog-friendly space made up by open fields and thick forests. There's plenty of running space around the park and miles of trails that cut through all areas of the woods. Dogs must remain on a leash 6 feet or shorter at the park, and can enjoy the picnic areas, grilling stations, and fishing spots. Additional features include clean-up stations, water fountains, benches, and trash bins.

The Clinton River Trail is another dog-friendly place to bring Fido on a walk. This trail is 16 miles that follow the Clinton River south, and is made up of broken stone and asphalt. The trail has benches and water fountains along the way, and owners must keep their pups on a leash.

There's also 8 veterinarians inside the town, with numerous dog-friendly events held each year, and way more parks for Fido to enjoy around Rochester.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Rochester, MI

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    Population Density 4,153/sq mi

    #1 Rochester Meadows

    Rochester Meadows is a pretty busy neighborhood, with bustling streets and an active shopping center. Despite the busy atmosphere, there is still dog-friendly places to walk Fido, like Elizabeth Park. The park is small, but has lots of shaded areas and an open area for Fido to run around in. There are also paved paths for walking, water fountains, and a clean-up station. Dogs must remain on a leash inside the park. The Macomb Orchard Trail cuts through the neighborhood with 5 miles inside, and expands outside the city for 23 miles. The long path is made of concrete, with benches, water fountains, and is dog-friendly to leashed dogs.
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    Population Density 4,102/sq mi

    #2 Rochester Hills

    Rochester Hills is pretty quiet, with small groups of residential homes and lots of areas to walk Fido. One of those areas is the Rochester Municipal Park, with 36 acres of wooded trails and grassy fields. Whether going to forĀ a walk or run, dogs are welcome while they are on a leash and have access to picnic areas, water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, and a pavilion. The Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve is a protected area that's completely wooded, with scenic hiking trails throughout the 16-acre park. Leashed pups are welcome in the park, but owners will have to bring water and clean-up bags.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 3,261/sq mi

    #3 North Hills Garden

    North Hills Garden is a neighborhood that most residents love to visit thanks to the beautiful scenes of rolling fields and thick forests in the area. Howlett Park provides the same pleasure, with serene views of the pond, surrounded by large trees on a hilly terrain. The park is peaceful, with paved trails that encircle the park, water fountains, open fields, and picnic tables. Leashed dogs are welcome. Dogs have another dog-friendly option in town, which is the Paint Creek Trail, an 8.9-mile trail made-up of crushed stone that follows the creek. Be sure to bring water and clean-up bags before hiking out onto the trail with Fido.
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    Population Density 1,523/sq mi

    #4 Stoney Creek District

    Stoney Creek District is the northern neighborhood of the park, and is filled with lots of nature parks and preserves. The Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park provides a natural experience for dogs and humans with 60 acres featuring winding dirt trails that run throughout the park, and along the Stony Creek that cuts through. Another dog-friendly natural area in the neighborhood is the Blue Heron Environmental Area, a 139-acre plot of land filled with wetlands, lowland forests, and open farmlands. Whether going on a hike or playing around in the open fields, both parks are dog-friendly to leashed pups, but owners will have to bring water and clean-up bags.
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    Population Density 2,954/sq mi

    #5 Paint Creek Trail


    The Paint Creek Trail is this northwestern neighborhood, and is named after the creek that cuts through it. A dog-friendly park in the neighborhood is the Bear Creek Nature Park, a 107-acre area with scenic views of forests and open plains. There are 2 miles of nature trails that wind through the park, with a developed area that provides a picnic pavilion, grilling station, boardwalks along the creek and fishing spots. Dogs are welcome in the park while they are on a leash, with access to clean-up stations, water fountains, benches, and trash bins.

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