Next time your dog wants to spend some time exploring the great outdoors, head over to the beautiful J.W. Wells State Park. Nestled right on Lake Michigan’s Green Bay, this park covers almost 700 acres and has three miles of pristine shoreline. Your pup’s going to love it!
The first thing your pooch will want to do when they
arrive at the park is hit the trails. Furtunatley, the park has some pawsome
hikes to choose from. For something short and easy, hop on the Ridgewood Trail.
It’s less than half a mile, so it won’t take too long. If your pal wants a
lakeside view during their walk, follow the 1.4 mile Cedar River Trail. The
Timber Trail and Evergreen Loop are also options to consider. A few rustic
shelters are available along the trails, so paws for some water and snacks and
let your pup soak in the beautiful scenery.
Since the park sits right on the lake’s shore, you’d be
right to imagine that boating, fishing, and swimming are all pupular
activities. In early April, some of Michigan’s best brown trout fishing happens
in the park, so bring your pole and cast away! Once you've worked up an appetite, enjoy a leisurely lunch with your pup at the puptastic picnic
facilities. Not only does this area have plenty of tables, you’ll also find
charcoal grills, horseshoe pits, a large playground, and two volleyball courts.
If your pup wants to stay an extra night or two, grab a spot in
the campground. With 150 available, you’ll have plenty to choose from! Electric
service and modern restrooms make the sites extra convenient. After a day of
hiking and exploring the area, your canine friend will love to relax by the
Don’t forget to always clean up after your pup, and carry
plenty of clean-up bags and water. Above all else, have a furrific time hanging out with your pal
in this pawsome park!