La Grande is a lovely mountain community that sits in the shadow of Mount Emily. This green city boasts lots of outdoor activites for you and your pup, and with its generally humid climate, there's rarely a day too cold for exploring. The city stated as a gold mine area, and grew subsequently grew into an agricultural center. Dogs have been a part of the farming culture of the region for years, and the three veterinarians and clinics in town are committed to seeing that your pup stays in the best of health.
The beauty of the Blue Mountains makes La Grande a place that invites people to the out of doors. You and your pup will enjoy some time at the Hilgard Junction State Park. You can make a day of hiking and exploring along the Grande Ronde River and enjoy a dip in the summer. Primitive campsites are available for an extended stay under the stars with your pup. In the nearby Blue Mountain Crossing Interpretive Park, you'll find some ruts remaining from the Oregon Trail as you hike.
If you prefer a nice comfy bed, check into America's Best Value Inn or the LaGrande Inn where your pup is welcome to stay with you for an additional fee. Stop in at the dog-friendly Dairy Queen after your walk to enjoy a sweet treat or some lunch, and enjoy your meal at the outdoor tables with your pup.
Don’t miss the beauty of La Grande; make it a point to stop when traveling in northeastern Oregon.
Put on Fido’s leash and head to this neighborhood that is just bursting with parks! Benton Park (sometimes referred to as Pumpkin Park) with its pumpkin-shaped play structure. Fido will enjoy a walk and some playtime on the large grassy open space. Or head to Garden Club Park for a walk about the park and some play on the green lawn. Take a stroll at Riverside Park, next to the Grande Ronde River, where there are activities for the whole family. Best of all, this park boasts a fenced, off-leash Dog Park that's just waiting for your pooch to enjoy! Waste disposal bags are available to assist you in keeping the area clean.
Birnie Park is an excellent place for your children and your pup. The fenced play areas for young children make it easy to get in some exercise while they play and remain in sight. The park has a lush green lawn just right for some running and fetching with your pup. The EOU Grassy Field is a perfect spot for a leashed walk around the edges of the park where your pooch can investigate the trees and small wildlife that makes their home there. For dog friendly accomodations in this neighborhood, check out the Quail Run Motor Inn where your pup can stay for a small fee.
Walk down to Pioneer Park to enjoy a game of softball, baseball, or soccer. You and your pooch will enjoy a walk around the edges of the park on the grass, or the whole 30-acres when games or practice aren't scheduled. Bring along a lunch and experience just a little more time outdoors. Also in this neighborhood is Candy Cane Park, which offers an open field, a playground, and picnic tables. After your walk, stop in at Mamacitas International Grill for some Mexican food, or grab a cuppa at Sorbenots Coffee. Both welcome your pooch at the outdoor tables.