When leashes are hooked to collars, this means tails are always wagging, especially while walking with your Fido through the streets of the pet-friendly New Brighton, Minnesota! As a suburb of the Twin Cities, New Brighton's history begins in the 18th century with the Dakota tribes that lived along the marshy lakes. The natives harvested wild rice in a settlement which eventually became to be known as Rice Creek. After the French and British arrived in the late 1800s, New Brighton was settled and grew into the amicable suburb that it is today. The town's motto, "The city that works for you" absolutely extends to our four-legged best friends!
Pet parents love living in New Brighton! There are 2 veterinarians, a pet groomer, and a pet shop all within driving distance of your house, regardless of which neighborhood you live in. The doggos also love having so many choices in city-owned parks! There are 12 parks with 3 different trail systems here! This means plenty of space to keep Fido happy and healthy. On top of this, New Brighton also has 5 pet-friendly restaurants that invite the puppers to sit with their owners in the outside dining area. With so much to do and see, you and Fido will adore walking through this pawesome place!
Does your dog like to join you for a cold one at the local microbrewery? Fido knows there's other dogs he can play with and plenty of cheerful patrons who will rub his belly! Just south of the Hillside East apartment complex, one pet-friendly microbrewery sticks out above all others: The Barley John's Brew Pub. At Barley John's, you can eat and drink with Fido right at your side. The brewery serves lunch, dinner, and drink with table service. New Brighton residents love local craft beers like the Wild Brunette, Dark Knight Returns, and Wild Rice Brown Ale! These flavors complement the burgers made your way at Barley John's! Fido will love all the attention he's getting here and, maybe if he's lucky, he'll get a few of your fries as a treat!
Does your dog like a park with hills that he can leap and bound across? Well if you live in the North Innsbruck neighborhood, you'll have the perfect hilly park with Fido's name on it! In Freedom Park, there are plenty of hills that make great obstacles for a game of fetch, and during the winter, the same hills make pawesome sledding ground! If it gets too cold, there's a warming house in the park that stays open until 8 p.m. so you and Fido can thaw out the snow. The park is usually filled with local children and other neighborhood dogs, so it's a good idea to bring the leash. Don't worry, there's still plenty of space! The surrounding neighborhood is suburban so it's never too crowded. Fido's going to love playing in Freedom Park!
Does your dog love to join you for a big meal out on the town? Fido knows if he's coming along for a meal, you'll soften up and spoil him with some table scraps. Every dog lover does! Right across the interstate from the Highview neighborhood, you'll find the four-legged friendly Cowboy Jack's — a "Wild Wild West" themed restaurant with an attitude to match! At Cowboy Jack's, you and Fido can enjoy entrees like a handcrafted Cowboy Slop Burger with your choice of beef, chicken, or bison. You can also choose from dishes like a Veggie Wrap or Cowboy Burrito. After eating your fill, you and Fido can head to Innsbruck Park to enjoy some playtime in the open fields there. Fido's barking means, "Let's go!"
Does your dog want to park his tail at a table in a restaurant with the motto, "Serious Food, Casual Dining?" The casualness at the Exchange Food & Drink Restaurant in downtown implies that dogs are more than welcome! A trip to the Exchange will land you a table filled with delicious entrees made with every taste in mind. You and your doggo can try a Chorizo and Clams dish, or go for the Kimchi Tacos. This pet-friendly restaurant also specializes in pizza, so grab an Umami Bomb if you want an Asian take on the classic Italian dish. With generous servings of these "doggie-licious" flavors, there's plenty to share with Fido for a treat!
Does your dog like to walk along running water to splash in the shallows? If you live in the Long Lake neighborhood, you're within close access to parks that hug right up against a lake. To the west, you have Moore Lake Park, which has two fishing piers and a beach where Fido and you can swim. In the heart of the neighborhood, you'll find Long Lake with a few spots where you can walk along the shores for a relaxing stroll with Fido. Just south, you'll find Pike Lake Trail Park. The park is the "quin-tail-sential" neighborhood park with tons of families, four-legged members included! Fido's going to have an amazing time in this pawesome neighborhood!