Samaria is a small community in Michigan centered on Samaria Road, featuring a few residential properties, a church, and quick access to the surrounding areas. This small, friendly place does not attract tourists and lacks pet-friendly facilities. However, you can always travel around, exploring Bedford Township and Monroe County to find dog-friendly fun. The three closest veterinary clinics are set north of Samaria, between Temperance and Whiteford Center.
Vienna Park is a beautiful and popular public park in northeast Temperance that welcomes pets! The park features an expansive playground covered in shade and grass, providing a natural experience for visitors and welcoming dog owners to have a wonderful walk with leashed puppies along the paved trails. Indiana Creek Park, on the other hand, is another popular asset among dog walkers in the area. This is a public park as well; however, the trails are longer, and it's usually a little more crowded than Vienna Park.
There's nothing better than a warm cup of coffee before a morning walk in a park. Grab a cup of joe in DaCapo Coffee, a pet-friendly café in south Temperance with a variety of freshly made coffees and tasty treats, which you can share together at the outdoor tables.
Nestled in Washtenaw County, Saline is a city in Michigan located about 40 miles north of Samaria. Turn west past the city center and follow the lead of West Bennett Street, which will point the way to the peaceful Mill Pond Park. Conveniently enough, the place features a special, designated area for pooches to play off-leash! Mill Pond Dog Park is a great waterfront park divided into three sections complete with a special place for pups to dip and cool off on a hot day. The dog park is fenced and has two separate areas for small and large breeds as well as a general area for pups of all sizes to play together.
Ann Arbor is a major city in Michigan located west of Detroit, the place of education, art, and culture in the area. Not in the mood to visit a bustling muttropolis? On the southeastern outskirts of town, at the intersection of East Ellsworth Road and Platt Road, you'll find a green oasis that's just for pups! Swift Run Dog Park is the pawfect place to enjoy some off-leash playtime. This fenced park is extremely popular among locals, so you and your precious pup are sure to find some new friends -- both of the human and canine variety -- while you're here! The park is split into two sections so small breeds can play safely away from the big boys. Don't forget to bring some water and waste bags.
Northside is one of the central neighborhoods of Ann Arbor bordered by Huron River to the west and University of Michigan North Campus to the east. The expansive terrain of Northside includes a number of small and large residential areas, public parks, shopping venues, and several pet-friendly eateries. You can start by having fun in Olson Park, a public retreat with walking trails, a pond, and a dog park. The dog park is fenced and not usually crowded, which suits perfectly for drills and exercises. Did all that playing make you and your hound hungry? Head to Exotic Cuisine and Bakery at Plymouth Road to grab some grub and share it with your favorite furry friend!
This middle-class neighborhood in West Canton is a nice place to have a walk with your furry baby, enjoying the well-kept surroundings of the sidewalks or having some off-leash fun at Canton Dog Park. Located outside of the main residential quarters, this park is a well-maintained and clean place for your puppy to have a blast with the friendly locals! The dog park occupies about 6 acres, which are shaded and fully equipped. The main area, split into two sections for small and large pups, has benches and water drinking fountains. You'll need to purchase a membership and obtain the key code to play here. The small fee is well worth it, though!
Heritage Park is an expansive green retreat in downtown Canton with multiple sports fields, a volleyball court, and a splash park offering a fulfilling and relaxing environment for visitors to enjoy calm evenings after a long day. The park is located right across from Canton Public Library. Pooches are welcome to join their masters in all areas of the park; however, they should be kept on a leash at all times and supervised. You will find a number of walking trails winding all throughout the area; some lead to the several ponds and lakes in the park, but swimming is prohibited.