Saint Francis is a beautiful little city in Milwaukee County, just south of the city of Milwaukee and on the west side of Lake Michigan. There are several great dog-friendly green spaces in town, and nearby places to eat with your furry friend by your side. And with two animal hospitals in town, this pawrific area has your pup covered!
The St Francis Brewing Co. is a great place to go for a meal with your dog in tow. Pups are welcome at the outside patio while you enjoy some pub grub of chicken wings, filet mignon, shrimp pasta, meatloaf or grilled salmon – all washed down with a specialty brew.
If you are up for a little activity after your meal, take a walk
along Nojoshing Trail. This is an interesting paved trail through Saint Francis
where you can take your dog on the lead and check out the local sights. Greene
Park offers plenty of open space for pup-friendly family fun, such as a game of
frisbee or catch. There is a walking path around the sports fields if you feel
like a little on-lead stroll.
With the lake at your doorstep, plenty of parks to enjoy and good food nearby, you and your dog will have a great time visiting Saint Francis.
A short drive north of Saint Francis to Milwaukee will take you to the Bay View Dog Park, the best place in the area for Fido to really stretch his legs and have a safe run off the lead. The dog park covers about an acre and is fully fenced, making for a perfect place for your dog to let off some steam and maybe even meet some new friends. Also in this area is Café Centraal, where your pooch is permitted to join you outside. On warm days, the staff will even bring your pup a drink of water while you enjoy your cup of coffee and a spot of lunch.