Located 30 miles west of Minneapolis, Hanover is a rural town perfect for Fido and his family. When pups and their parents are looking for some exercise, they usually head over to the Lake Independence Regional Trail. The hiking path starts off in Crow-Hassan Park and travels south on Hwy 19, ending almost 16 miles later in Orono. You and Fido can enjoy the well-maintained path while admiring Lake Independence and Lake Katrina. The scenery is amazing, and your pooch will love the chance to stretch his legs and take in all the sights, sounds, and smells.
If your pup enjoys going out for dinner with the family, Chops on 4th St. N.E. is a pooch-friendly bar and grill with comfortable outdoor seating. You can order all-you-can-eat fish on Fridays and spend the evening chatting with friends and their canine companions.
When Fido needs medical attention, you will need to travel about 5 minutes out of Hanover to either St. Michael or Rockford where you will find qualified veterinary clinics ready to keep your pup happy and healthy. Spending quality time with your pup in Hanover is one of the best ways to ensure your furry family member stays in shape and has a furtastic time.
The Riverside County Park located on 8th Street N.E. covers 17 acres and follows along the Crow River at the bottom of the Crow-Hassan Park Reserve. Pups and their parents can spend time hiking the trails or enjoying a picnic at one of the shelters. There are camping sites where you and Fido can pitch a tent and spend some time in the great outdoors. You will need to bring your own doggie waste bags to clean up after your pup, but Fido will love spending time sniffing trees and socializing with other pups in the park.
Located on 5th Street NE, Hanover City Park and baseball fields offer plenty of open space for Fido to get some exercise and romp and roll in the grass. You can walk around the perimeter of the park to get in some laps and the kids will enjoy the playground. There are benches and picnic tables scattered throughout the park where you can relax with a bottle of water and let Fido rest after some energetic play. The convenient location is perfect for an afternoon walk after work or a planned picnic with friends on the weekend.
Just nine miles south of Hanover, pups love spending time at Lake Sarah Regional Dog Park in Rockford. Pups can play off-leash in the fenced dog park and walk along the trails or roll around in the grassy play areas. The park covers 30-acres, making it one of the largest in the area and provides space for pups to run wild and use up energy. There are often other dogs in the park, so if your pooch loves to socialize, he will have a furtastic time. There are picnic tables and benches where pup parents can relax, but you will need to bring your own water bottles.
About 13 miles southeast of Hanover in Maple Grove, pups and their parents can spend hours at the Fish Lake Regional Park Dog Park. The fenced park features separate areas for large dogs, and smaller or older pups, and there is plenty of grass for the dogs to roll and romp. You can play a game of fetch or frisbee with Fido while he runs around the trees and sniffs the grass and plants. Doggie waste bags are provided, and there is water available at the puppy water fountain. Pup parents can relax on a bench and chat with friends while the dogs have a woofing good time.