Hudson, WI is a city growing up. It’s population is steadily climbing, and with more people comes more pets and more ways to pamper them. Six vets for a city Hudson’s size shows the sheer demand for quality medical care that dogs in Hudson enjoy.
If you love to ruff it, look no further than Hudon’s Willow River State Park Campground. Prices start low, and for a modest pet fee, you and 2+ big dogs can have the time of your lives. If you have more “indoor dogs” who won’t enjoy spending some nights on the ground, there are other options in Hudson. Check out the Super 8 or Quality Inn Hudson for pet-friendly hotel rooms that come with actual beds.
Willow River State Park has dog-friendly walking trails that are suitable for year-round travel. Rain, shine, or snow, leash up and let your dog work off their energy by covering ground in this wonderful state park right in Hudson. Treat your dog to something spectacular with Urban Olive and Vine’s dog-friendly “Yappy Hour” offerings, complete with patio service and a dog-focused food and drinks menu!
The City Center is paradise for your dog! The Lakefront Park has sniff-tastic trails to explore, as well as grassy areas to play fetch. All dogs are welcome here, as long as they remain on leash. The Birkmose Park also offers lovely views over the St. Croix River Valley, with pawsome spaces for your pup. If you are looking to relax with a glass of wine, Madison Avenue Wine and Spirits and the Negret Wine Company both have outdoor tables where your dog can join you. Make sure you don’t miss out on ‘Yappy Hour’ at Urban Olive and Vine, where your pup can have their own special pet menu. He is sure to love the bucket of biscuits!
For a family day out with your pup, check out Prospect Park, which is the oldest park in Hudson. This is the perfect place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, with open green areas for your dog to play, as well as barbeques and picnic areas to relax and enjoy some delicious food. You can even enjoy scenic views over the city and river. Another pawsome place for your furry friend is Williams Park. This is a friendly neighborhood park that offers grassy areas to explore, as well as picnic tables and barbeques for warmer days.
Located in Glover is Weitkamp Park, which makes a pawsome place for you and your pup to explore and expend some energy during the day. There are paved trails to exercise your dog, as well as an open grass area where you can play with a favorite ball or Frisbee. The new pavilion area has picnic tables and a barbeque grill that can be used for cooking during the warmer months. There is even sledding for the kids to enjoy in the winter. Weitkamp Park has something for everyone, including your furry friend!
For a retreat from the bright lights of the city, head to the Clapp Waterfowl Production Area. This is a hotspot for bird watching and seeing wildlife, so if your pup loves an adventure outdoors, this is the place to be! There are plenty of hiking trails through the woodlands, where your furry friend will enjoy all the different scents of nature. All dogs are welcome, but as hunting and fishing are allowed in the Clapp Waterfowl Production Area, it is best for your pup to remain on leash.
If you dog likes to be active, then he will love the Kelly Creek Preserve! This 70 acre parcel of land is a natural educational site that is made for exploring and enjoying the outdoors. In particular, the Kelly Creek Preserve Trail is a sniff-tastic place to take your pup for a wander. If you like fishing and hiking, then check out the Kinnickinnic Wet Prairie. This woodland area is pawsome for your furry friend, as long as he remains on leash. If you get hungry, you can also enjoy delicious food and refreshing beverages from Pitchfork Brewing. This place is dog friendly and even has complimentary popcorn for customers. Bone-a-petit!