With 20 parks, half a dozen dog parks and plenty of hiking trails, Duluth, Minnesota is dog heaven. Three of those dog parks were built in the last five years, creating a mastiff improvement for the Duluth dog community, making it one of the most dog-friendly places in the state.
One of the most popular dog-friendly places in Duluth is Minnesota Point; a 3-mile long beach that allows off-leash dogs to run free, has restrooms, waste stations and trash disposal at the parking lot. People and their dogs can play in the water, walk along the beach or take a hike through the trails of the forest.
Head into town to discover A Place for Fido, a locally owned shop with dog goods and treats. The store itself is dog-friendly and sells leashes, toys, harnesses, dog-vests, and more. Every Tuesday there is even a dog-friendly happy hour at the tiki bar, with half off drinks and dog treats.
Don't like the beach? Don't worry, because Duluth has way more to offer in the way of dog-friendly activities that will leave you and Fido feeling exhausted and spoiled! With so many places to choose from and over 13 vetrinarians, howl you know where to pick?
The Central Hillside neighborhood is off the coast of Duluth's northern basin. The community is close to the water, and is home to the Observation Dog Park. Open from 8 am to 10 pm, the area is .25 square miles, all fenced in with a separate area for smaller dogs under 20 pounds. The lush park is a great place to run around with your dog, with a vast open field and free tennis balls. At the park's building, there is a dog water fountain and waste-stations to get clean-up bags. Not even a two minute walk away is the Spot Sports Bar and Grill, a rooftastic restaurant with outdoor dog-friendly seating.
Lakeview is precisely how the neighborhood name sounds, a community with a beautiful view of the lake. The neighborhood borders miles of the shore, and offers three miles of scenic, dog-friendly trails. Humans have access to Mutt Mitts while at the park and must clean up after their dogs, though there are no water stations or benches. Up north from the coast is Hawk Ridge Park, a large area of land meant for bird observation. The park hosts plenty of trails throughout, and dogs are welcome to travel the natural paths through the park.