A village in Berrien County, Michigan, Stevensville is a hidden gem of a town that any dog lover would be doggone crazy to miss out on. With a number of dog-friendly restaurants as well as a beautiful dog beach, it’s easy to see why this would be the prime location for a doggy day trip. Whether you’re local, or travelling from far off, Stevensville is filled with all the charm of friendly locals and a beautiful, scenic area.
One of the areas where this is most evident is Grand Mere State Park. Be warned, though; this isn’t your usual beach trip destination! Leading to the beach is a relatively challenging hike, and if you and your pup are the sort who seek adventure, it’ll be well worth the reward of scaling the dunes. Go on a warm sunny day and bring plenty of water to keep both you and Fido hydrated. Then, embark on a hike that leads to a peaceful and beautiful beach where your pup is free to run and play in the sun and sand. Dip your toes in the tide, and enjoy the beach yourself. It’s well worth the trouble of getting there.
Another must-see stop on your doggy day trip is definitely Roadside Park. Located in the western part of Coloma, this park offers easy access to the shoreline, where your dog will be thrilled to get their paws wet. Bring some water-friendly toys and spend the day tossing them for your swimming sweetheart to retrieve. Be sure to bring plenty of fresh drinking water to keep Fido from drinking anything nasty. Waste bag dispensers are available throughout the park, so you don’t have to worry too much about that. Just focus on having fun with your furry friend!