Plymouth is a dog-friendly city that will set your best friend's tail a-wagging! Just 12 miles northwest of Minneapolis, it is home to several parks, trails, and open spaces where you and your pup can have a barking good time. And should Fido need to see a vet while you're in town, there are four animal hospitals in Plymouth to take care of your doggo.
When it comes to dog parks, Plymouth's canine residents and tourists have three to choose from! One of these is the Happy Tails Dog Park, a seasonal facility located at the Oakwood Playfield. From May through November, the hockey rink is used as an off-leash dog park where Fido can run on the grass and socialize with other pups freely.
Situated next to Bass Lake, Timber Shores Park is a pawrific place to go for a waterside stroll with your furry pal. From here, you and Fido can also hit the 5.3-mile Northeast Trail Loop and take a relaxing walk in the woods.
More outdoor fun awaits at the Clifton E. French Regional Park! Nestled along the north shore of Medicine Lake, this expansive site offers a myriad of recreational activities, including hiking, boating, geocaching, and picnicking. Leashed doggos are welcome on the 4.6 miles of paved trails.
Visit Plymouth for an unfurgettable experience with your pooch!
Drop the leash and let your best pal run and play to their heart's content at the 4 Paws Dog Park! Located at the Plymouth Playfield next to Plymouth Middle School, this off-leash dog park provides a fun and safe environment for your pooch to romp unfettered and make new friends. If Fido's not in a socializing mood, head to the East Medicine Lake Park for a leashed stroll by the water. Here you'll find an unguarded swimming beach, picnic area, and play equipment. The park offers access to the 7.5-mile Medicine Lake Trail Loop and 63-mile Luce Line State Trail as well.
On the opposite side of the lake lies the West Medicine Lake Park, another puptastic spot for hanging out with Fido. This site also includes a swimming beach, but since animals are not allowed in this part, stick to the park portion, which contains a playground, picnic area, and walking paths. You and your pooch can access the Medicine Lake Trail Loop and Luce Line State Trail from here, too. Spanning 63 miles from Plymouth to Cosmos, the Luce Line State Trail follows a former railroad and welcomes pets that are leashed and under control. Remember to pack out all trash and not to disturb the wildlife!
The Eagle Lake Regional Park is a must-visit for people and puppers who love to spend time outdoors! This 230-acre site, which is on the border of Plymouth and Maple Grove, has something for everyone, including four-legged visitors. At the Eagle Lake Regional Park, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy biking, hiking, golfing, boating, skijoring, and more. Dogs are allowed on the 1-mile paved walking trail provided they are on a 6-foot leash and cleaned up after. For a longer walk, you and Fido can venture onto the adjoining municipal trails. Don't forget to pack food for a scenic picnic on Eagle Lake!
With plenty of open space and fun play amenities, the Plymouth Dog Park will surely become your pup's favorite place in the city! Set in a natural area surrounded by trees, the Plymouth Dog Park has two sections for large and small canines, both featuring agility courses and picnic shelters. While the small dog area is fully fenced, the large dog area is only partially fenced, so always keep an eye on your pupper! If your dog gets dirty from playing, there's a wash station where you can rinse them off. Note that drinking water is not provided in the winter, so bring your own if you drop by during the colder months.
Parkers Lake Park is a lakeside spot that's excellent for taking leisurely strolls with your pooch. Enjoy the scenic views as you and Fido follow the easy walking path that goes about halfway around the lake. If you're up for a lengthier walk, continue southward on the walking path until you reach the Luce Line State Trail. If you'd rather stay in the park, there are several benches scattered around the area where you can sit, gaze out onto the water, and just hang out with your pup. Other amenities of this 27-acre site include a picnic shelter, playground, boat launch, skating rink, sand volleyball court, and beach.