Contrary to Minnesota’s low pet ownership, there are surprisingly many pet-friendly restaurants, parks, and attractions.
Grab a bite to eat at Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge, a luau-themed restaurant serving pizza, sandwiches, desserts, brunch, drinks, and more on a beautiful dog-friendly patio that overlooks the water. Enjoy Minneapolis’ beauty while taking your dog along Luce Line State Trail – 1 out of 1,600 rail-trails supported by the Rails-to-Trails Conservatory, an organization dedicated to transforming former rail lines across the country to hiking trails. Trees, flowers, and other foliage native to Minnesota create a peaceful environment for humans and animals alike.
Don’t feel like hiking or sweating on a run, but still want to take in the city’s sights? Take a horse and carriage ride with The Hitching Company. Tours and tour prices vary, and specific departure areas can be arranged upon request. Tours start at various times around the city, nearly guaranteeing one will be near you. Considering boarding in front of Hyatt Regency at 1300 Nicollet Mall, the Nickollet Island Inn at 95 Merriam Street, or in Vic’s Dining at 201 Main Street East. Well-mannered dogs are allowed to join the fun for no additional fee though all dogs must be on their leashes and be under their owners’ control at all times.
The Linden Hills area of Minneapolis, MN is an up and coming mix of residential and small businesses that epitomizes the Midwest charm the city is known for. Tucked off of the sleepy streets, the Bass Lake Belt Line is a popular restored trail that features miles of poochtastic activities for both you and Fido. Leashed dogs are welcome to partake in trail running or more leisurely activities in one of the park’s scenic pasture areas. If you time your visit right, you just might catch the annual Linden Hills Woofstock where owners and their well-dressed four-legged companions can strut their stuff while raising money for doggie charities.