Kaukauna is one the oldest communities in Wisconsin, founded by Dominique Ducharme who obtained the first recorded land deed in the state in 1793. The city has gained many nicknames over the years, like "The Lion on the Fox" and "The Electric City", but is best known for its subtle beauty, location along the Fox River, and it's love for man's best friend.
To show its four-legged residents how much they love them, Kaukauna has an official dog park known simply as the Kaukauna Dog Park. The park is huge, with over 13 acres of grassy fields, and is split up into three sections. The sections include a small dog area, large dog area, and pond area where dogs can swim. Each area is fenced-in with double-gated entrances, water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, and trash bins.
For nature-loving pups and humans, you should walk on over to the Thousand Island State Conservancy Area. The protected area is right on the Fox River and encompasses over 350 acres of densely packed woods. There are 7.2 miles of trails inside the area, with open fields, picnic areas, and a canoe launch. Pups have to remain on a leash inside the area, but have access to trash bins and benches inside the park.
Fido will be taken care of in Kaukauna, whether he wants to go explore the deep woods, roam free off a leash, or needs to visit the city's single animal hospital.
The Buchanan Road neighborhood is a clustered area, packed with residential homes and schools. In the center of all the homes is Horseshoe Park, which provides residents and pups a large open space to run around and play in. There's room for running around, a game of fetch, and even a paved loop trail for those just looking for a decent walk. Additional features of the park include a pavilion, playground, benches, picnic tables, trash bins, water fountains, and clean-up stations. For those pups just looking for a long walk, head over to the Konkapot Creek Trail, a 1.2-mile trail that follows the communities creek, made from asphalt and with views of natural wildflowers.