Saginaw, Michigan is home to many historic buildings such as the Castle Museum of History which has over 100,000 artifacts, and they even have their own island park called Ojibway Island. The city has more than 12,000 dogs living there, so you know there are plenty of dog-friendly places to visit while you are in town.
According to locals, the best place for hiking with Fido is Saginaw Valley Rail Trail, which has almost 10 miles of trails good for all skill levels. Along the wooded trail, you will see the Bad River and both Marsh and Swan Creeks with plenty of wildlife visitors. There are two parks along the way that have restrooms, picnic areas, and other amenities.
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge has almost 9,500 acres and four trails. These total more than nine miles that pass through the grasslands and marshes of Bullhead Creek and the wetlands, fields, and forested area of the Tittabawassee and Shiawassee Rivers. There is plenty of wildlife too, including more than 265 species of birds that have been documented at Shiawassee.
If you want to let Fido run and socialize with other dogs, the Steven A. Kirshenbaum Memorial Bark Park on Midland Road is the place to go. They have obstacles to play on, benches, and a place to deposit your dog droppings. Enjoy your stay in Saginaw.
The friendly and welcoming neighborhood of Covenant is one which dog owners and their four legged companions love to call home! With its very own community park named Bliss Park, both the residents and their dogs can enjoy the fresh air while spending the day in this lovely green space. Offering lots of open areas to run and exercise, the park also boasts treed areas for shade. Nearby is the Saginaw River where residents can take their companions for a swim on a hot, summer day.
Heritage Square is a nice, green, and spacious neighborhood. Because of its green streets and welcoming community, many dog owners in Saginaw choose the Heritage Square neighborhood when looking to purchase a home. With it being great for leashed neighborhood walks, it also has its very own park called Roeser Park right in the center of the neighborhood, giving residents and their furry friends quick access to some green space. Pack a lunch, take your bike, or simply stroll to the park and enjoy a day in the sun with your best friend (your dog, of course!).
Northmoor is one of the larger neighborhoods, making it a great place for dog owners to live if they enjoy lots of long walks! The neighborhood itself is situated right off the Saginaw River, giving residents and their pooches access to the water on those hot summer days, or simply for a swim! Northmoor also gives residents, both furry and human, access to Deindorfer Woods Park, with lots of open green space as well as heavily treed areas to explore. What a great way to spend an afternoon together!
In the city of Saginaw, Michigan, lies a perfect neighborhood for dogs to live, and they can bring their owners, too! This neighborhood is called Zilwaukee. Residents, including both four legged and human, have the luxury of quick access to Crow Island State Game Area, a vast green space within the city limits that offers both open and treed space for pups and their humans to get some fresh air. With trails to explore, residents can walk, run, and bike to their pup’s content! It is advisable to bring a leash as you may spot some wildlife and would not want your pooch to chase it!
The neighborhood of Shields is one of the largest neighborhoods in the city. Because the neighborhood is so vast and offers a lot of green space for residents to explore, it is deemed one of the best neighborhoods for dog owners to call home. There are two parks in this neighborhood that are both great for walking your pooch. The first one does not have a particular name, but is located at the northeast corner of the neighborhood near Geddes Road and N River Road. This is a great green space as it has lots of room to explore and has the Tittabawassee River running through it. The second is called Roberts Community Park, a large park that is great for walks!