Arlington lies on the beautiful Stillaguamish River in the western foothills of the Cascade Range. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, the area became home to federal relief projects that included a municipal airport that later served as a naval air station during World War II. Arlington historically relied on timber and agriculture but has since transitioned to a service economy. Today, the town is more focused on community, and offers eight veterinarians in Arlington that are ready to respond to your pup's needs.
While hiking the Centennial Trail just south of Legion Park, you and your pup will encounter the interactive sound garden where a quick detour will yield some interesting sounds and rhythms as you pass. Six miles of Whitehorse Trail between the cities of Arlington and Darrington is open to the public, and your leashed pooch is welcomed for a pawsome hike. The Airport Trail, a 6-mile unimproved walking path, runs around the Arlington Airport where you can learn as you exercise from the interpretive signs.
When visiting Arlington, stay at the Medallion Hotel or the Smokey Point Motor Inn. Both welcome two dogs of any size for an additional fee. Reserve your room directly with the hotels to assure the availability of a dog-friendly room. Come to beautiful Arlington and Centennial Park where the large fir, cedars, and rhododendron's make you never want to leave.
Bill Quake Memorial Park is a 13-acre public space located near the Arlington Airport. Your leashed pup will enjoy a walk with you around the park as you follow the paths around the sports fields, skate park and recently expanded Boys and Girls Club. Pack a lunch for a picnic before leaving the beautiful trees and grass behind. There’s often seasonal community activities in the park, so check the calendar if your pup isn't comfortable around crowds. While visiting Arlington, stay at the Quality Inn Arlington with up to two 50-pound pets for an additional fee per pet per night. To assure Fido’s comfort, call the hotel directly to book your dog-friendly rooms.
Enjoy the views of the picturesque Stillaguamish River and some great blackberry picking in the spring as you and Fido hike into the Blue Stilly Park and trails. You’ll love the swimming and tubing on the peaceful lazy river. Your pooch will enjoy a leashed run and play time in the 2-acre grassy and shaded High Clover Park or try J. Rudy York Memorial Park for a pawsome leashed walk on the paths through and around the park. Stop in at dog-friendly Whitehorse Tavern for a game of shuffleboard and drinks with your well-behaved pup.
Fido will get his workout on Zimmerman Hill Climb Stairway that begins at Crown Ridge Boulevard and continues down the hill to a path in the Farmstead neighborhood and connects to City sidewalks. Take a sniff-tastic leashed walk around Jenson Park, a two-acre neighborhood park close to Kruger and Portage Creeks with a large open grass play area perfect for a round of Frisbee. Legion Memorial Park, in the center of downtown, is decorated in winter for the holidays and a fun place for a walk. Grab your leash for a walk into the 100-acre Country Charm Conservation Park, a peaceful expanse of land perfect for a hike.
The wide and paved North Centennial Trail Head is a multi-use trail and is enormously popular for walking. Your pup on a leash is welcome to join you for a dog-tastic walk on this trail which is accessible to people of all levels of physical ability. The 23-mile trail connects Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Arlington, and points between. Pooch lovin' folks like Hallar Park with its flat trails and an abundance of wildlife. The park leads down to the river and during the lower water levels of summer you can walk out into the river on the sandbar and enjoy some fun in the water.
Let's go for a sniff-tastic walk at Twin Rivers Park where there’s plenty of great trails and beach access. Your dog will be leaping for joy at this pawsome place! The sandy beach is great for a walk near the fast-moving river. You'll love the open green grass surrounded by trees. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the wildlife and the outdoors before returning home. For more fun, head to River Meadows Park, a beautiful old farm on the Stilliguamish River. Whether you're there to raft or enjoy the many trails with your leashed pup, camp in the yurt village. The park is serene and a perfect distance from city life.