Green Bay is the oldest city in and the county seat of Brown County in the State of Wisconsin. It was named after the arm of Lake Michigan that locals call the Bay of Green Bay.
If you're starting from downtown Green Bay, the Fox River State Trail winds seamlessly and beautifully along the Fox River before extending for 20 to 25 miles along a former rail corridor. It offers a rich variety of scenery, a fitness challenge course, picnicking areas, horseback riding trail plus a gazebo, restroom building and park benches. Dogs are allowed on the trail on 5-foot leashes and owners must carry a waste pick-up bag with them when using the trail. If you're looking for expansive trails, check out the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation. The trails in the area make phenomenal running spots and the perfect weekend exercise for Fido.
One of the top fine dining steakhouses in the greater Green Bay area is The Wellington Restaurant. Enjoy some traditional American Menu, Burgers, Seafood and most of all delicious steak. On mid-summer and early autumn evenings, The Wellington invites guests to dine outdoors. Leashed dogs are allowed, although only at the outdoor tables.
Dogs have lots to bark about in Green Bay. With plenty of hiking trails, grounds, restaurants and dog-friendly stores, every day can be a dog’s day out!
De Pere is located on Green Bay’s southside and is home to the popular De Pere Dog Park. This well-maintained park spans nine acres and provides a safe and comfortable environment where dogs and their owners can socialize and play. It features a separate section for smaller breeds and several trails to explore. Agility equipment gives adventurous pups something to play on, and benches and picnic tables give pet parents a place to relax. Water is available to keep your dog hydrated. When you’re finished, stop by Soggy Dog Pet Wash to get your friend sparkling clean.
If you are in Green Bay’s Bellevue area with your furry friend, be sure to check out the Laura & Pete Mossakowski Family Dog Park. This new park covers 6.5 acres and is fenced in for secure off-leash play. All non-aggressive, fully immunized and licensed dogs are welcome to visit, but their parents must purchase either a day pass or an annual pass. Tennis balls and doggy cleanup bags are always available, and new features are in the works. There is plenty of seating and a separate area for smaller pups. Be sure to visit this non-profit dog park often to see what’s new!
When you need a place where your dog can run and play no matter how cold it is outside, head to the Pamperin Park neighborhood to check out the Poochies and Mutts Indoor Dog Park. This park is open 6 days a week from 8 am to 6 pm, and it is the perfect place to visit when snow and cold temperatures make outdoor dog parks less than appealing. Let your dog run and play and make new friends in a climate-controlled environment. Dogs must be registered, and all vaccinations must be up-to-date. There is a daily fee, and pet parents must remain present at all times.
If spending a day on the trail sounds more appealing than hanging out at a dog park, visit Downtown Green Bay to access the Fox River State Trail. This trail is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and connects the city of Green Bay with pastureland to the south of the city. It spans 24 miles and leads you through several small towns and communities. The trail’s asphalt and crushed stone surfaces make it ideal for biking and walking, and leashed dogs are welcome. Just remember to clean up any messes your canine companion leaves behind. Whether you take a quick stroll or walk the entire trail, you and your dog will have a great time exploring!