Havre is nestled in the rolling plains of Hill County in northern Montana. Built as a service hub for the Great Norther Railway, it quickly transformed into a supply station for trappers and miners. Now, an agricultural community with a welcoming spirit, it still has remnants of its Wild West past. Dogs looking for a laid back lifestyle combined with an abundance of outdoor recreation will feel right at home in Havre. It even has two puptastic veterinary clinics right in town.
Havre is a haven for history loving hounds. Leash up your pup and explore the town’s rich heritage. Pick up a map at the Chamber of Commerce and walk around the Havre Residential Historic District, the Historic Downtown Business District and the Railroad District. Your pup will see old homes, the Pioneer Meat Market, an old railroad depot, and much more.
When dinner time rolls around, take your furry sidekick to The Duck Inn Restaurant for some traditional American cuisine. If you’re craving a juicy burger or are in the mood for some grilled shrimp, this is the place to be. Plus, your pooch can join you at one of the outdoor tables.
The Milky River, Montana’s famous big sky, and parks galore make Havre one furrific town!
This area is home to a few neighborhood parks that are just calling your pup’s name. Lions Park has more than enough room for your pal to roam. Take a couple laps around the park’s perimeter for a little doggy cardio. This low key park is mostly made up of a ball field. If a game is in play, just head over to Eagles Park. It’s right down the street and has a nice patch of grass for your pooch. Elmer Carpenter Park is also nearby. Although this park is on the small side, it still gives your furry friend space to sniff. No matter which park your pup decides on, make sure to bring water and clean up bags.
If your pooch has been lying around all day, then grab the leash and head over to Patterson Park. Not only does it have an expansive lawn for romping around, it also has a puptacular paved walkway. Your pup can strut their stuff as they trot along the path. For a change of scenery, head a couple minutes west and you’ll come to the mother lode of parks. First Bank Park, Kuhr Memorial Park, Deaconess Park, and South Curve Park all within minutes of each other. Go park hopping with your doggo or just settle in at one of these pawsome parks for some fun in the sun.
If Havre is just a stop on your itinerary, you’ll have no trouble finding a pet friendly hotel. For a small fee, your four legged traveling companion can stay at Quality Inn. Snuggle up in one of the cozy rooms so your pal can rest up for the next day’s adventure. There’s even a grass area to walk Fido before turning in for the night. Super 8 and AmericInn by Wyndham are also nearby. Both of these pawsome hotels welcome furry guests for an additional pet fee. They both also provide a complimentary breakfast, so you’ll have no excuse to skip the most important meal of the day!
Next time your dog needs a walk, make your way to this part of town and check out Rotary Park. With a wide open lawn and a few shade trees, this park is just what your pup needs. Let their nose be the guide as you wander around the green grass. Your pup will get some much needed exercise while breathing in all the new smells. Elks Park is also in the area. It has tennis courts and a ball field, so it is a pupular park with the local athletes. You and your four legged friend can meander around the grass, just be sure to clean up anything your dog decides to put down.
Is your pooch craving some adventure? Then it’s time for a trip to Beaver Creek Park. Located about 25 minutes from downtown Havre, this natural area is a 10,000 acre county park along the slopes of the Bear Paw Mountains. With rolling grasslands, forests, babbling brooks, and rocky cliffs, this park will delight your pooch to the very core. To learn more about the area, follow the Bear Paw Nature Trail. As you stroll down the 3.5 mile trail, look for the bear paw signs that post information about the local flora and fauna. Also look for the park’s wildlife; you may see coyotes, fox, deer, or hawks.