Livingston is situated in Park County on the banks of the Yellowstone River. Surrounded by the Crazy, Absaroka, and Bridge mountain ranges, it draws outdoor enthusiasts from all over. This old frontier town was created to support the Northern Pacific Railway and was once home to Calamity Jane. Now it has an eclectic mix of ranches, galleries, restaurants, and shops. This furrific place even has four veterinary clinics.
Myer’s View Park is an ideal spot to enjoy nature while walking your four legged friend. This wooded park sits on the northern end of Livingston right on the Yellowstone River. Follow the interpretive trail to learn about the surrounding area, or walk with your pup down the Myer’s River View Trail. Fishing is available, so bring along your rod and reel and cast a line.
The North Side Soccer Park is more than just ball fields. It’s also got a paved walking trail that your pooch can trot around. There’s plenty of open space, and when games aren’t play, your pal can wander around the fields.
On your way home from the park, stop by Chloe’s Barkery
and treat your pup to a delectable doggy dessert. These healthy goodies are made
with top notch ingredients. Chloe’s also has a pawsome selection of toys.
Your pup will definitely go mutts over this Old West town!
Looking for a great place to walk your dog? Grab the leash and pay a visit to Reservoir Park. While it may not look like a traditional park, this large patch of land has dirt trails that your pooch will love. Let your dog’s sniffer chart your course through the rolling hills. There’s not much shade, so if you visit this park in the summer, bring plenty of water. The Highground Public Use area is just a bone’s throw away from Reservoir Park. This is another wide open area to explore with your canine pal. Bikers frequent these trails, so keep a close eye on your pup at all times.
Water Plant Park is another Livnigston park with an off leash area. Your pup will be delighted at the chance to ditch the leash and romp around. The large grass area is a furrific spot to throw a ball or Frisbee and let your pal run free. When you’re through playing, head over to the Zen Garden for a peaceful cool down. Miles Park is also in this neighborhood. Hop on the Yellowstone River Levy and head upstream to this natural area. Take a puptastic walk along the river, then find a mellow current so your pal can wade or go for a swim.
This neighborhood is where you’ll find Mars Park, a small natural area with a gravel walking trail, a playground, and picnic tables. Stroll around this little park, then cross the street to the Bozeman Trail. Leashed dogs are welcome to venture down this one mile trail that parallels Fleshman Creek. As you head west, you’ll enter a wetland habitat that houses critters like ducks, deer, and beaver. If your pup is quiet, you may even see birds perched on the cattails. There are two dog stations along the way, so be sure to use the clean up bags. A walk on this trail will definitely make your pup’s tail wag!
If your pooch feels like hitting the trails, pack some water, snacks, and a leash, and head over to Chestnut Mountain Trail. Located in the tiny community of Chestnut, the trailhead is 20 minutes west of Livingston. But beware, this hike isn’t for the faint of heart. The steep ascent begins almost immediately then the trail gains over 2,000 feet in under five miles. If your pup is fit enough, make the nine mile round trip to the ridge. If your four legged hiker needs a shorter hike, there’s a spur trail after the first mile that leads to Frog Rock. Your pup will still enjoy beautiful scenery, just without the sore muscles.