Verona is a beautiful city in Dane County. The downtown area of Verona is full of different attractions for tourists and locals, including several public parks such as Neff Park and Hometown USA Community Park. There is also a designated area for pooches in the heart of the city at Badger Prairie Dog Park. If you live in Verona, you probably already have a permit to visit this park. If not, you will need to obtain one to let your mischievous pooch to play off-leash at this 9-acre area. Fido can also try out the simple agility equipment – a tunnel and two jumps -- located in the park. This park is conveniently located near several dog-friendly eateries in South Verona.
When you leave behind the busy city center of Verona, you’ll reach the serenity and beauty of the southern part of the city. This neighborhood boasts two beautiful recreation zones located almost next to each other: Scheidegger Forest County Park and Prairie Moraine County Park. The latter is a dog-friendly place and is happy to welcome your pooch on its territory on a sunny day. The park is modestly called the best one in Dane County, as it features a spacious area and miles and miles of walking paths. The former park is smaller, at just 80 acres, and only has one mile of trail for walking. Both are pawsome places to explore nature with your pup!
The city of Stoughton proudly bears its Norwegian heritage and has a special allure for tourists thanks to its riverside views. East and West Main Street both stretch throughout the city and provide plenty of shopping and dining opportunities. If you’re traveling with your pup at your side, you’ll love the views of the northern part of the city, located off Kiwanis Disc Golf Course. Viking County Dog Park is a spacious area, offering a special fenced place for pups of different sizes and temperaments. Your mutt is welcome to play and swim off-leash in the beach area; if you want to explore the walking trails and the picnic area, be sure to put Fido back on his leash. One of the shortest ways to get from Verona to Stoughton is be via County Highway and WI-138 South.
Located in southwestern Wisconsin, Lake Kegonsa State Park is a park providing a variety of outdoor and recreation activities for two- or four-legged visitors alike. The park belongs to the city of Stoughton, which is located farther south and is adjacent to Lake Kegonsa and La Follette County Park. Your pup is welcome to join you in the central areas of the park, as long as he’s kept on his leash at all times. You both can explore all the hiking trails in the area, except the White Oak Natural Trails and the campground. To make your visit more fulfilling and fun, do let your pooch take a dip and swim in a special area where your mutt is allowed to cool himself off on a hot day. You can get to Lake Kegonsa from Verona via US-12 East and US-18 East in approximately half an hour.
Capitol View Heights is a small neighborhood in the southwestern part of Madison featuring several dining and shopping opportunities. Penn Park, which is a public park that you and your leashed dog are welcome to explore, is located almost in the heart of the neighborhood. Your pooch would love a visit to Quann Dog Park at 204 Bram Street. This is a fully fenced and completely dog-friendly park offering lots of room for pooches to run. Your pup will go wild playing fetch or socializing in this spacious park. Your trip to this neighborhood will not take long; try hitting the road via US-12 East and US-14 East from Verona, and you’ll arrive in Madison in less than 25 minutes.