The marina city of Two Rivers in northern Wisconsin is home to spectacular views of Lake Michigan and its shoreline. It is a natural treasure to visit, offering gorgeous beaches, extensive parks, and recreation areas. Dog owners will be pleased with the friendly attitude the residents here have toward furry friends, as well as the abundance of Fido-friendly activities available here! The area has three veterinary clinics, but there are plenty more in adjacent Manitowoc.
Zanden Dog Park at Riverside Public Park is simply called “the best park ever” by every local and visitor. The park is huge and has an enclosed area with plenty of room to run and play. You are welcome to use the special shelter for picnicking and gathering around with friends or family, while your lovely mutt is playing off-leash with other canine friends.
Usually, cities have strict rules about pups on the beaches and do not allow them in public areas at all. But Two Rivers isn't your average city! Point Beach State Forest is a fabulous dog-friendly beach. Even though pooches should be kept on their leashes at all times and can play only in the area near the lighthouse, your pal will love playing in the sand and surf with you!
If you decide to stay for a few days in Two Rivers, you have options! From houses and apartments to dog-friendly hotels and hostels, you can choose the option which best suits your budget and needs!
The beautiful city center of Manitowoc is happy to welcome pooches to explore the area and have fun at dog-friendly spots. There are plenty of shopping venues or eateries around, paired with alluring cultural and historic places. But the must-visit place in the area is Marine Retention Area Dog Park. This is a wonderful free dog park with an off-leash section, scenic views of Michigan River, picnic tables and sidewalks. Located next to the lighthouse, the place is one of the most popular among locals to bring pooches to play and romp. Bring some water and toys with you, and join the friendly local crowd for a day of play!
North 8th Street, stretching all the way from the city center of Manitowoc to Shoto, doesn't many touristy or interesting attractions. But it'll take you to the most pawesome place in North Manitowoc: Indian Creek Dog Park! Because it's set on the Little Manitowoc River, you'll find a secret spot to splash in the water, play fetch and enjoy a day out far from the busyness of the city center. You are welcome to let your mutt go wild running off-leash and chasing other furry friends, but make sure you supervise him and keep under voice control since the park is not fenced or protected. Thinking about visiting? A leash and some water will be your pooch's best friends here!
In this neighborhood, you'll find an extensive public park with a number of outdoor activities and scenic
views of Manitowoc River. Henry Schuette Park and Playground
in West Manitowoc encompasses 65 acres and is considered one of
the most popular and loved parks among locals. The area offers an extensive dog run right in the heart of the park,
as well as several walking trails, one of which snakes along the river and offers gorgeous views. On
the opposite bank, you will spot another amazing place to visit: Manitou Park, which has a wooded dog run with plenty of wilderness to sniff, explore and discover.
For those who love adventures and cannot live without long walks with their pooches, Mariners Trail, which connects Manitowoc and Two Rivers, is an amazing adventure! This 6-mile paved trail is designed for walkers, joggers, bicycles and even rollerskaters! You and your leashed pup are more than welcome to explore and join the locals for a little outdoor activity. Tired? The picnic area and even a beach are waiting for you to catch a breath, grab a bite and get back on track again! The trail has restrooms, clean-up bags, and trash cans, making it easy to clean up after your pal.
The southwestern part of De Pere is less a cultural and more an industrial area in the city, where you rarely meet any touristy facilities, attractive eateries, or scenic and picturesque views. But this is an amazing place to bring your pooch on a sunny day to enjoy some off-leash time, because it's home to De Pere Dog Park. The dog park is relatively new, but has been welcoming four-legged visitor and their masters for three years already. Currently, the park offers lots of room to run and extensive walking trails, but the future improvements will include two separate areas for small and large pooches and wooded spots. Bring some toys and water with you and have a blast!