As a southern suburb of Omaha, Bellevue is a rural community offering fun activities for families and their pups. When Fido needs a good hike to work off excess energy, head over to the Bellevue Loop Trail. The trail covers 8.9 miles beginning at the Keystone Trail on S. 25th St, and travels to the Haworth Park. Along the way, you will cross over a creek and gain views of the Offutt Air Force Base. Your pooch will enjoy the hard-surfaced path and peaceful and quiet natural setting.
You may also want to hike through the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center where you can follow the boardwalk and learn about local wildlife and birds. Be sure to keep Fido on a leash and enjoy watching the squirrels and deer in their natural habitat.
With three veterinarian clinics in town, Bellevue can provide both emergency and routine care for your furry companion. If you want to pamper your pup, head over to Pets Earth pet store where you can purchase dog food and toys for your pooch. The store even offers a bakery with home-made creations using all-natural ingredients including frozen yogurt for Fido!
For resaurant options with your pup, Bellevue has you covered! Check out Scooter’s Coffee, where you can enjoy breakfast and a coffee at one of the pup-friendly outdoor tables. You can also stop for a meal at Moonstruck Meadery and dine on some hand-crafted pizza and enjoy a cold drink. There are five dog-friendly tables on the patio, so invite some friends and let your pooch have a furtastic time socializing on a Friday night. If you need a place to rest your head for the night, Candlewood Suites allows pups up to 80 pounds for an additional fee.
The Jewell Dog Park is one of the best features in the Cornhusker Flats neighborhood. The fenced park offers separate spaces for large and small pups, but you will need to bring your own water bottles. After Fido runs around and plays with the other pups at the park, enjoy a walk along the trails through the woods to find some shade. Also, be sure to clean up after your pup and keep the park looking great. If you and your pooch are hungry after all that exercise, stop off at Culver’s restaurant an enjoy a burger and shake at one of the outdoor tables.
If you are looking for a great place to walk Fido, check out Everett Park in the Everett Park neighborhood. The park features ball fields and a playground for the children, in addition to an excellent tennis court. The paths and trails around the park are perfect for getting some exercise with your pup, just remember to bring water for both you and your pooch. The park is not well lit, so it is best to do your walking during the day or early evening. Fido will enjoy romping in the grass and sniffing the trees, but be sure to clean up after your pup.
The Bellevue West neighborhood features a unique area to spend time with your pup. Whether you are looking for a new car or not, Beardmore Subaru Freedom Dog Park is located adjacent to the dealership. The owners of Beardmore Subaru created the park for families and their pups to get some exercise and socialize with other dogs. The park offers tennis balls for Fido to play with, and benches where you can take a break. Canine lovers are often in the park with their furry companions practicing training commands or just playing with other pups. If you are looking for a place to spend the night with Fido, Best Western White House allow two pups of any size for an additional fee.
Located conveniently in the Willow Springs neighborhood, Willow Springs Park offers great trails for walking or running with your pup. The park features several entrances where you can access the trails, and Fido will love walking along the paths and exploring. Children will enjoy climbing on the playground equipment while you and your pooch relax on one of the benches. You will need to bring your own water bottles and doggie waste bags to clean up. The neighborhood also offers a nice place to spend the night at Microtel Inn and Suites, where you can bring two pets of any size for an additional fee.
The Blue Ridge neighborhood features a great biking and walking trail in Swanson Park. The area offers a 5-mile walking trail where you and your pup can admire wildlife, and a variety of plants that includes mushrooms, so watch what Fido may munch! The trails are well-maintained and make a perfect place to stroll with your pooch and the kids. After walking around the park, you can also stop at the playground, or relax in one of the picnic area shelters. Located nearby is Jersey Mike’s Subs, where you can buy some sandwiches and eat at the park or sit at one of the pet-friendly outdoor tables.