Provo, Utah is the place to be if you want to enjoy all of the life's splendor with man's best friend. In the past, Provo has won many awards, like first for community optimism and first in health and well-being. The award also includes dog well-being, with the inclusion of ten veterinarians and 813 acres of dog-friendly space to explore.
Bicentennial Dog Park is part of this dog-friendly space. The park recently became available to off-leash dogs, with two separate fenced-in areas for small and large dogs, a double-gated entrance, running water fountains and clean-up stations. If exploration is what Fido is trying to sniff out, then head over to the Provo Peak Trailhead, the beginning of Probo Peak Trail that travels 12 miles up the mountain to Provo Peak. Dogs are welcome, but must remain on leash.
You think parks and trails are the only dog-friendly thing in town? Nope! For proof, check out Noodles & Company, a dog-friendly pasta venue with an international flare. The restaurant has dog-friendly outdoor seating and complimentary water for pets. From dog-friendly restaurants to dog parks, you and Fido will be able to enjoy all that Provo has to offer.
The Fort Utah neighborhood in Provo is considered doggy heaven with lots of dog-friendly options. Fort Utah Park is a small urban space that allows leashed dogs on the paved walking trails and the open field, and offers amenities like water fountains, trash bins, and benches. If you want a more rigorous activity, hike over to the Provo River Trail, a 15.2-mile trail that heads north along the river. If you're wanting somewhere quiet, but filled with nature, the Utah Lake State Park is the option for you. Long, scenic and dog-friendly trails for any leashed pups can be found here, as well as access to the shorelines of Lake Utah.
The Grandview North neighborhood is in the northern region of Provo, and it can't get any better for Fido than right here. Rotary Park features 8-acres with access to water fountains, restrooms, benches and trash bins, and welcomes leashed dogs. There's plenty of room to run around or play fetch. If the spot gets a bit too crowded, another option is the Grandview Park, which also offers plenty of room for Fido to enjoy some romp and play. Dogs must remain on a leash at this park. After a day at the park, head to the Waffle Love restaurant in the neighborhood, which has dog-friendly outdoor seating and different waffle courses.