Though its name may depict it in a lackluster light, Boring, Oregon, is actually quite an exciting place to live – especially for pooches! Originally a railroad and lumber town, Boring has maintained its small size and charming feel over the years. The town often partners with the nearby town of Damascus for community service projects, social and educational events. When your pup needs a doc, Damascus also has six veterinary clinics to care for your pooch.
For pups, Barton Park is the place to be in Boring. Located on the Clackamas River, the park is a pawpular spot for floating the gentle waters in a canoe, kayak and other watercraft. The park has a 1.5-mile nature trail that you and your leashed dog will love walking. The park’s campsites are pet-friendly, too! There’s a small fee for day use parking, and additional fees for camping.
If you and Fido want to log some serious miles, visit the Boring Station Trailhead Park. This park has pawsome picnic tables, a playground and restrooms, and it’s a starting point for the 40-mile there-and-back Springwater Corridor Trail. The trail reaches all the way from Boring to downtown Portland! You and your leashed pup can hike or bike the trail that winds through natural areas, farmland, residential and industrial areas.
For hotel accommodations, the Best Western Sandy Inn loves to host pets and their people. There is a small fee for furry overnight guests at this hotel located in Sandy, about seven miles away.
With all the furrific recreation in this quaint town, your dog will be barking for Boring!