Utica has had a varied history over the years. From a stop along the trade routes, to a textile manufacturing center, to the east coast’s hotbed of organized crime, to today: a multicultural city that’s population is growing again! Utica has a rich history and a rich natural landscape, and it’s no surprise that people are flocking to it. With one animal hospital in town, your dog will always be well taken care of.
The Utica Marsh Canalway Trail is an easy, though long, walk. The full trail is 13.5 miles, but as an out and back trail it can be as long as you want it to be. Just turn back sooner if you’d like a shorter walk! If you want more of a challenge, the Utica Marsh Loop is a moderate hike. Keep your dog on leash and on the path to preserve your chance to see the wildlife this 4.5 mile trail is known for!
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Wherever you go in Utica, leash up and take your dog with you!
Chancellor Park is a great, simple park in Utica. This park has plenty of green grass, and leashed dogs are welcome to explore the park with you. Quinn Park is another great choice nestled right into the heart of Utica. This park caters more to children and sports. Bring the whole family for a game of basketball or playing on the playground, but your dog will still love going for a walk in nature! Hungry? Bite Bakery and Cafe offers dog-friendly outdoor seating and water bowls to dogs who join them for breakfast or lunch!
Seymour Park in North Utica is a park that values open space and is rarely crowded. If you have a shy dog you’d prefer to ease into a new area, Seymour Park is the place to go. Walking laps of the perimeter is a great way to burn off energy or warm up for a day of adventuring! You can also try the area’s other park, North Utica Park. This park features a small play area, but far more room for you and your dog to roam. North Utica Park is light on amenities, so bring everything you’re going to need into the park with you.
Kopernik Park is a gorgeous example of a small community space. Utica has mastered the art of making a small park into a big escape from the world. A statue of Copernicus at the park's center, accompanied by an educational plaque. It elevates the simple park, outfitted with a few benches and wide, expansive lawns that sometimes host community concerts, into a retreat. Don’t leave Cornhill without visiting the nearby O’Conner Park. This small park is a great place to relax under a tree, or pretend to lose yourself on a short path throughout.