Chanhassen is located about 20 miles southwest of Minneapolis. This pawtastic suburban community features five community/regional parks and 90 miles of trails. If you need professional services for your canine, you'll be able to find a veterinarian in town.
There's a furiffic trail that passes through Chanhassen. Pick up the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail off Great Plains Blvd. This crushed stone Rails-to-Trails pathway heads towards Chaska and Carver Bluffs. Enjoy a hike through area woods and wetlands with your special pal.
Take your pup for a hike around Rice Marsh Lake. Head to the parking lot off Erin Bay to connect with the paved pathway that loops around the wetland area. Dogs can join you on the trail, provided you pick up their waste and you keep them on a leash.
Head about six miles west of town to Carver Park Reserve Off-Leash Area. This 27-acre facility includes separate areas for small and large dogs. You'll need to obtain a day or annual pass by providing proof of vaccinations. Bring water and waste bags when you come.
For dog owners, the Chanhassen area offers some excellent pet-friendly outdoor recreation opportunities.