If you and your pooch like to explore new places, then be sure to add the John James Audubon State Park to your list! This beautiful park was created to celebrate the legacy of the great American artist and naturalist John James Audubon.
The John James Audubon State Park has 6.5 miles of trails. Since it is a nature preserve, canine visitors are limited as to where they can hike. Leashed pups are only allowed on the Eagle Glen Pet Trail. At just under a mile, it's a short little trail that probably won't tucker your pup out. But it will give them a chance to see the park's beauty and get some fresh air. Be sure to carry enough water for both you and your four legged hiking companion.
Furtunately, pups are allowed in the campground. There are 69 campsites to choose from, so bring some sleeping bags and stay an extra day or two. Modern conveniences like hot showers, restrooms, and WiFi help campers feel right at home. Sites also include picnic tables and grills. The campgrounds are only open during the warmer months and closed December through March.
The John James Audubon State Park also has picnic areas where you can set up for a beautiful afternoon of grilling and relaxing at one of the tables provided. There are four picnic shelters available, and one has a restroom. They can be reserved up to one year in advance. If you love tennis, nab the picnic area with the tennis court nearby.
Wherever you visit in the park, make sure you keep your dog on leash and immediately pick up whatever they put down. Pack plenty of plastic poop bags so you can follow the nature lover's policy of pack it in, pack it out. No bones about it, this park will make your dog's tail wag!