Peaceful, rural and laid-back, Halfway, OR sits surrounded by forest in the middle of scenic Pine Valley. Halfway shot to national fame back in 1999 when it agreed to change its name to half.com in exchange for educational funding from the owners of the website. However, the domain was soon sold, and the town reverted to its original title, which refers to its location halfway between the neighboring communities of Pine and Cornucopia.
These days, Halfway is mostly known as a family-friendly place with a real small-town vibe and a strong community spirit, showcased in several local events throughout the year. Visit in August and you and your pooch can take part in many outdoor activities as part of the annual fair and rodeo festival!
There’s no designated dog park in Halfway, but you and your pooch are still sure to sniff out something to do. Heritage Square Park is a furrific little spot for a leashed walk, and with so much natural splendor in the area, it should come as no surprise that Halfway is close by some fantastically Fido-friendly hiking options. You might have to drive a little to get the best for your buddy, but you’ll find some opportunities for off-leash adventure fur-ther afield!
You’ll need to drive an hour to Baker City to get to a fenced area where your furry friend can run free, but once your four-pawed pal gets through the double gates of Partners for Paws Dog Park, you’ll be glad you took the trip! Conveniently located just off I-64, there’s plenty of room in this pawesome park for the most rambunctious of pooches to burn off their excess energy. The park also has a separate small dog area, so your pup can play and socialize no matter their size, and waste bags and water are provided. Just bring your pup and prepare to play!