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Dog Areas in Dane

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Dane is a small village located about 20 miles northwest of Madison. Here, you and Fido can go for walks along residential streets or down country roads past fields. Although dogs are not permitted in the local parks, you and Fido will have easy access to several natural areas, dog-friendly parks, and trails from this location. The nearest veterinarian is located in Waunakee, just over six miles southeast of Dane.

Take your furry friend to Indian Lake Dog Park in Cross Plains, about ten miles southwest of Dane. This off-leash facility is located near the boat launch of the 483-acre county park. An annual permit that provides access to all Dane County dog parks is required here.

Another pet exercise area where you can let your special pal get some canine socialization and exercise off-leash is located in Yahara Heights County Park. The designated pet area is 20 acres in size and includes water access. Roam along the trails and follow the Yahara River with your pooch here. This facility is about 11 miles southeast of Dane.

At the MRD Dog Exercise Area off Highway Q in Middleton, you can put your pooch through his paces. This 3-acre facility includes an agility course, mowed trails, and a picnic area. Bring along a snack and some water and let your buddy romp freely. Remember to pick up any waste. You can purchase a visitor permit by self-registration on-site.

The areas surrounding Dane offer your choice of natural areas, parks, and trails that allow dogs. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Dane

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,880/sq mi

    #1 Dane

    There's plenty of room for you and Fido to walk down secluded country lanes in Dane. When you want to have a special outdoor adventure, head to Lodi Marsh State Natural Area. This 34.6-acre undeveloped area is fed by springs, and there's a creek that wanders through the property. Here, you can explore a range of habitats including wetland, prairie, and forest. Hike along the trail that winds through the facility with your four-footed friend. Dogs can join you here as long as they're on a leash that's no longer than eight feet. Remember to bring some water and waste bags when you visit here.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,930/sq mi

    #2 Rivers Turn

    Just ten miles east of Dane, the neighborhood of Rivers Turn in DeForest is a peaceful development that's located by a conservancy. With easy access to a pawtastic trail and the Upper Yahara River Environmental Corridor, you and your special pal will be able to get out and explore nature together. You can connect to this 3-mile paved trail at the end of Innovation Drive. Hike or jog along the river on this pathway with your pup. Dogs are permitted to accompany you here as long as they're on a leash and you pick up their waste. Remember to bring some water with you.
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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 560/sq mi

    #3 Northern Corridor

    The Northern Corridor neighborhood of DeForest, located about nine miles from Dane, is a quiet residential area located next to a furiffic park. Here, you and Fido can go for a walk down peaceful streets. When you want to let your pooch get some exercise with other canines, take him to the Marvin & Marie Schweers Dog Park, located off Grinde Road. This 5-acre facility includes a separate fenced area for more timid dogs. Residents may use this facility free of charge. There is a small daily or annual fee for non-residents. Make sure you pick up any droppings when you visit the park.
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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 1,089/sq mi

    #4 Waunakee

    The neighborhood of Waunakee is a combined zoning area with residential, manufacturing, and commercial sections. In this part of town, you can take Fido to the Ripp Dog Park to treat him to some off-leash exercise. This fenced facility is located off West Main Street on the north side of Ripp Park. If you want to get some individual time with your special pal, head over to Castle Creek Conservancy and hike along the path that wanders through this undeveloped wetland. Dogs on a leash no longer than six feet are allowed to join you here. Waunakee is just over six miles north of Dane.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 623/sq mi

    #5 Six Mile Creek

    Six Mile Creek, in the northern suburbs of Waunakee, is a residential neighborhood with an elementary school and a few parks. In this area, you can walk along the trails in Waunakee Village Park, off E Main Street. When you want to go for a long jog or hike, head to North Ridge Park off N Ridge Drive and connect to the Westport-Waunakee Trail. This paved pathway heads south through Scenic Valley Park and Prairie Park, past the elementary school, and connects with sidewalks in residential areas. Dogs are permitted to join you here if they're on a leash up to six feet long.
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