Medford, Oregon is the fourth biggest city in Oregon; and it is famous for Bartlett pears, Siskiyou Mountains, and Crater Lake. There are also lots of dog lovers, with more than 10,000 dogs living in the town which means there are plenty of dog-friendly places to go while visiting.
If you like hiking, the Roxy Ann Peak is a 3,500-foot tall mountain with trails running through the savannas, grasslands, and coniferous forests up by the summit. Along the three-mile trail, you and Fido may see turkey, deer, woodpeckers, eagles, weasels, and maybe even some bears and cougars. Keep an eye out for rattlesnakes too.
Don't miss out on the local favorites, like Bear Creek Park or Bear Creek Greenway. Bear Creek Park is surprisingly large and well laid out, with a convenient fenced-in off-leash area for Fidos, both big and small. If you're with the family and have some little ones, the playground is possibly the best in Medford. The playground layout is pretty extravagant, which means you will need your energy to follow-up Fido or the little one closely!
Ready for bed? The Inn at the Commons on North Riverside Avenue, Best Western on East Barnett Road, and Homewood Suites on Dyer Road will allow your pup to stay in the room with you. The Shiloh Inn and Quality Inn on Biddle Road allow pets too. Enjoy your stay in Medford.
The neighborhood of Arborwood is home to Fichtner Mainwaring Park. Residents and their dogs are within walking distance to one of the best parks to spend time in together! This park has amenities such as a playground, water park area, sports fields, a running track, washrooms, and covered picnic tables. Benches call be found throughout the park for your convenience! There is a paved trail along the entire park where you and your puppy pal can walk, run, or bike. There are many treed spots providing shade for you and your pooch to cool off on a hot sunny day!
Bear Creek is a beautiful neighborhood with a lot to offer to its residents, especially those with dogs. Many residents walk, bike, or run to Bear Creek Park, where they find many great paved trails to wander along with their fur-ball friend. It is rated one of the best parks to walk your dog! Amenities include a play structure, a wood grill, a skate park, and washrooms. Benches can be found throughout. In the evenings during the summer months, there are lots of shows and entertainment to be seen. The park also has a designated dog park where your pooch can run around and play off leash with other canine pals! The dog park itself is fenced and offers two areas – one for big dogs and one for small.
Situated right in the center of the Siskiyou Blvd neighborhood is Holmes Park, a beautiful park to spend a day outdoors with your pooch! The park has a playground, tennis courts, shaded areas with BBQ capabilities, and individual washrooms. Within the park you will find paved walkways through wide open clearings as well as heavily treed trails that make you feel like you are in another world! Residents of this neighborhood also enjoy grabbing a sweet treat from Adam’s Deli, or a cupcake and a coffee from The Cupcake Company. Both are right within their neighborhood’s borders and both are dog friendly!