Wyoming, Michigan was one of the first populated areas in Kent County, and though it was founded in 1832, it didn’t officially become a city until 1959. There is lots to see and do around here with your adventurous pup, featuring green spaces dotted all over the city and great restaurants to stop and eat. There are four vets in town for peace of mind, so you can be assured your beloved pooch will stay safe and happy during your visit.
Wyoming has many lovely parks with walking trails for you to explore, such as Prairie Park, Lemery Park, Batjes Park and Gezon Park. The 15-mile long Kent Trail also run through Wyoming, making its way from Grand Rapids in the North to Byron Centre in the south. You need to keep your pooch on leash, but this is a fascinating trail to explore together. Built along abandoned railways, it is an easy walk that is rich in history and a great morning out.
Hungry after your adventure? Head to Russo’s Pizzeria in the heart of town and take a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. The menu is impressive and sure to make for happy tummies - a great way to top off your visit to Wyoming!
In this northern Wyoming neighborhood, you will find the Wyoming Dog Park within the bounds of the beautiful Marquette Park. To use the dog park, you will need to obtain a passkey from the Wyoming City Hall and pay a small fee, but the amenities are well worth it. There are separate areas for big and little dogs to keep them all safe, and drinking water is available. Marquette Park itself is also worth exploring, with plenty of space, a toilet block and a shelter with grill so you can cook up a pawsome feast for the family.
If you are looking to paws for a meal with your pooch in tow, head to the Fresh Coast Kitchen in the heart of town. Here, you can take one of their outdoor tables and have a little lunch or dinner with your pup. The menu includes a range of freshly-made fare, including deli sandwiches, pizzas, salads, subs and an array of sides, topped off with one of their sweet treats. As this is the busiest part of town, there is plenty to see if you feel like a little on-lead walk and window-shop afterwards.
The Buck Creek Nature Preserve in Wyoming will take you on a 2.3 mile tour along Buck Creek for an easy walk with your pooch amongst the trees. Your mate will need to stay on-lead here, and be sure to bring water bottles and a drinking bowl for pup. The path is mostly paved and well-maintained, with natural shade along the way to keep you cool and comfortable. Keep you eyes out for local wildlife, from as big as deer to as small as frogs. Nearby, Oriole Park has restrooms and picnic tables to recoup before heading back into town.
Lamar Park, on the western side of Wyoming, has a paved walking trail around the central lake where you can take your pup out on-leash for some fresh air. This well-kept park is the green jewel in the Wyoming crown and is a very popular place for families and visitors alike. There are shelters, restrooms, cooking facilities and a great playground for your little two-legged companions too. Take water bottles and a drinking bowl, as well as your clean up bags. Your dog will love exploring the park with you and may even meet some new friends too!