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Dog Areas in Duluth, MN

20 Parks
11 Trails
4 Shops
13 Eateries
17 Groomers

Duluth is the fourth-largest city in Minnesota home to beautifully preserved historic sites, cultural attractions, and breathtaking vistas of Lake Superior. It's also pretty doggone Fido-friendly! A handful of veterinarians keep Duluth's doggos in happy and healthy, and the big-box pet stores in town carry all the supplies you need to pamper your pal.

Over a dozen restaurants in Duluth welcome doggy diners at their outdoor patios.  Whether you and your hound have a hankering for Mexican, Italian, or good old-fashioned American cuisine, you're sure to find something to please your pup's palate here. Some of the city's taverns also host a fun "Yappy Hour" in which canine customers receive treats on the house! After your dinner date, leash up and head out to one of the city's four off-leash areas. Just be sure to bring plenty of water and waste baggies.

Before you start planning your Fido-friendly stint in the City on the Hill, there are a few things you should know. According to city law, dogs must be leashed in all public spaces — no exceptions. Break this rule and you could face a $200 fine! Out-of-towners hoping to meet some new canine compadres at Duluth's dog parks must bring proof of current rabies vaccination. (Duluth residents must also provide their dog's city registration tag.)

Now that you know the rules, leash up, head out, and start exploring the dog-friendly attractions in Duluth! If you're venturing to a place that prohibits pups, don't leave your doggo home alone. Book a professional dog walker in Duluth through the Wag! Walking app and rest easy knowing your pup is in good paws!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Duluth, MN

  1. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 9,768/sq mi

    #1 Central Hillside

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    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.

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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 5,203/sq mi

    #2 Lakeside

    36

    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. 

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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 1,802/sq mi
    Night Walk Safety 50/100

    #3 Irving

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    The Keene Creek Dog Park is a .73-acre fenced in area in the Irving neighborhood of Duluth. The fenced-in area has a double entrance, so dogs are free and safe to run around off-leash. There is even a separate area for smaller dogs under 20 pounds. The park has waste stations, benches, and trash cans, but be sure to bring your own water. If yur dog needs a break from socializing, explore the rest of the park outside of the fence where dogs are welcome to play in the creek that runs through the park.
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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 1,786/sq mi

    #4 Arnold

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    The Jean Duluth Dog Park is in the northern part of Duluth in the Arnold neighborhood. The park is the largest fenced-in dog park i nthe city, with over 3.5 acres of free land for your dog to run around and play. Trash cans, benches and waste stations are available, but you will need to ring your own water. The unique part about this dog park is that there is a separate area for smaller dogs, and both have a double-gated entrances. There's even an extended hiking path that encircles the park. No lights are provided, so be sure to leave when sunset comes.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,978/sq mi

    #5 Norton Park

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    The Norton Park neighborhood in Duluth houses a few dog-friendly parks and trails. One of these is the Willard Munger State Trail, an 8.3-mile trail that was converted from old railroad tracks. The trail starts at the Lake Superior Zoo and connects with other trails that span throughout and past Duluth. Dogs are welcome as long as they remain on a leash. Humans and their dogs have access to many benches and trash bins along the route, but must bring water and clean-up bags. If you're visiting, check out The Willard Munger Inn, a dog-friendly hotel that allows dogs of any size to stay for a fee.
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