Get ready to explore a well-loved park with your furry friend! The Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, often shortened to Babler Memorial State Park, is a great place to discover. The stone getaway, as it is often referred to, has miles of trails to explore, areas for picnicking, bicycling, or even horseback riding.
You and Fluffy can take off on an adventure, just be sure to follow the rules that all dogs must remain on a six-foot or shorter leash, and your dog cannot go into any buildings or swimming spots. The trails in this park range from 1.25 miles to over six miles and the terrain is ranked on a few as "rugged."
Several of the trails have steep inclines and are noted to be slippery, so make sure you and Fluffy exercise caution when you're out and about. Be sure to take some plastic bags along with you on your hike so you can clean up after Fluffy. Also pack enough water for the two of you to stay hydrated, especially on warmer days.
If you want to keep an eye out for birds as you hike the trails, you can download a list of birds you might see throughout the park. Just make sure Fluffy doesn't chase after any of them. If you are going camping and want to take your four-legged best friend, this is a great place to go.
Camping is available year-round, but amenities, such as hot showers, may lack in the off-season, so be sure to check before you go. There are two types of campsites- electric and basic. The park recommends only two dogs or pets per campsite, and of course, your dog must not make excessive noise and follow quiet hours, can never be left alone, and must always be on a leash.