Is your pup itching to get out in nature? Then the Mirror Lake State Park is just calling their name. This pawsome slice of nature features all sorts of terrain. Your pup will love discovering the pine and oak forests, marshes, fields, and lakeshore. So grab your backpack and get hiking!
As long as there is no snow on the ground, canine
visitors are able to enjoy most of the trails. Although dogs are not allowed on
the Nature Trail or Timewarp Trail, there are plenty of other furrific hikes
for them to choose from. They range from under a half mile to three miles and some
of them provide pretty intense challenges. If you're looking to battle the
terrain, take the Ishana Trail, which connects Echo Rock Trail. You'll jump
over boulders and wade through muddy ravines, but the views at the end make the
trek worthwhile. For something a bit milder, check out the Newport Trail. Some
trails area also open to bikes, so keep an eye out for cyclists.
Looking to spend the night? Mirror Lake State Park has
over 150 sites in three campgrounds. All of these areas are tucked into the
surrounding oak and pine woods, which tend to give them the feel of being a
little more secluded. Each campsite contains a fire ring, picnic table, and
sand tent patch for the convenience of guests. Pups must be leashed while in
Please note that dogs cannot go in the picnic areas or on
the beaches. However, they are welcome to play in the designated pet area near
the upper parking lot at the beach. The grass fields by the boat landing are
also pet friendly. Be sure to carry clean up bags and pick up after your pooch.
This is one park your pup will want to return to again and again!