Glasgow Village is located in St. Louis County, right on the edge of where the Mississippi River and Illinois meet. This interesting yet rural town is just a few minutes away from the bustling city of St. Louis. But you don’t have to travel to the big city to find Fido-friendly activities! Glasgow Village has a nice walking path that is absolutely perfect for the whole family. This includes all family members, especially the favorite four-legged members. The local vet is located just off of Interstate 270, so you can rest easy knowing your pal is in good hands.
In nearby St. Louis is the American Kennel Club Museum. This is a place that celebrates the history of the human and canine friendship that has existed for millennia. If you're up for an adventure, try the Laumeier Sculpture Park. The park is open to the public and leashed pooches all year round! Another place to check out is the Treecourt Unleashed Dog Adventure Park. This park consists of 9 hearty acres so Fido can play to his heart’s content. After play time, the whole family can head over to Wild Flower Restaurant. All types of dogs are warmly welcomed at their umbrella-covered patio seats outside.
Dellwood is an easily accessible, family-friendly community located at the intersection where Interstate 270, Interstate 170, and Interstate 70 meet. Wayside Park is an off-leash, fenced dog park that has separate areas for large and small pups! Forestwood Park is situated along Maline Creek and offers open space and paved paths where leashed dogs are welcomed to exercise and play. Rover.com and their partners provide dog sitting and walking services while you’re at work or out of town. If you’re visiting Dellwood, Motel 6 is a dog friendly motel that is conveniently located off I-270, or try one of the local Airbnb rentals!
Located only 10 miles from Glasgow Village, Florissant provides scenic views, shopping, dining, entertainment and recreational activities! Florissant Dog Park at Duchesne Park offers pups in the area the opportunity to run around and socialize with other dogs in a fun, off-leash, fenced-in environment. The dog park also includes separate areas for large and small dogs! Saint Ferdinand Park is plotted on 64 acres and has 5 picnic pavilions, BBQ pit, lighted ball fields, walking paths, and a fishing lake. Pups on leash are allowed to enjoy all the parks amenities with their owners, including their summer concert series called Music Under the Stars!
Despite being across the Mississippi River (and in another state!), Granite City, Illinois -- only 11 miles from Glasgow Missouri -- is dog friendly, and offers quick and easy access to I-55, I-70, and I-270! The Madison County Transit Schoolhouse Trail is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservation effort that uses former railways and corridors as new exercise and walking paths. Rails-to-Trails welcome on-leash dogs to enjoy their walking paths; just please make sure to pick up after your pup! If you and Fido are feeling famished after all that walking, head over to the Don Chencho Restaurant will you and your fur baby will be accommodated.