Stacy is a small and sweet Minnesotan town that sits just north of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. This puptown offers you and your pal loads of outdoors excursions, so this is the pawfect place for pooches who love to stroll in nature. There are no vets available in the center, but the closest animal hospital is only five miles away down I-35 in the neighboring town of Wyoming.
If you’re driving through Stacy, take a break to enjoy the city’s pawsome lakes and trails. Go jogging, walking, or for a little bike ride with Fido on the Sunrise Prairie Trail. You can easily access this 16-mile rail trail at the Stacy trailhead, located just a paw off the I-35 exit. This trail crosses over farmland, wetland areas, woody forests, and residential neighborhoods in the small surrounding towns and cities. You just might get the chance to see an abundance of wildlife, such as wild turkey, deer, grouse and waterfowl, not to mention the beautiful wildflowers and prairie! Also, you will undoubtedly pass by Stacy’s nearby Mud Lake, where you and your pal can enjoy a day of fishing.
Wag on over to Stacy for a woofreshing breath of air out in the land of 10,000 lakes. You’ll no doubt have a furrific time! “Oh yeah, you betcha!”
Wag your way east of Stacy to be immersed in the nearby town of Chisago and its surrounding lakes. Go on a park expedition with your pup and visit the center’s local Paradise Park and Chuckie Lundquist Park. These local parks offer pawtastic views of the Chisago Lake and pup-friendly walking paths, a playground, greenspace, fishing, swimming, and more! Make sure to bring doggie waste bags, and don’t forget Fido’s leash. When it’s time to rest your paws, stay at the nearby Rodeway Inn where your doggoe up to 20lbs is welcome to dream of chasing cats while he sleeps next to you.
Just east of Stacy lies the tiny town of Shafer and its Fraconia Trail neighborhood. Located a few miles before crossing the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, this neighborhood offers locals and travelers alike the chance to visit the pawpular Fraconia Sculpture Garden. The garden sits on over 40 acres of native prairie and showcases over 100 contemporary art structures that rotate seasonally. Dogs are warmly welcome to enjoy this outdoor park and attraction with you as long as they are well-behaved and socialized. Plus, it’s always free and open to the public. Visiting the park is a real treat to enjoy with Fido!