If your pup is craving some adventure, it’s time to visit Peninsula State Park. At a whopping 3,776 acres, it is Wisconsin’s third largest state park. Located on the northern end of Green Bay, it is incredibly pupular and sees about a million visitors each year.
Not only does this park have gorgeous waterfront scenery,
it is also chock full of puptacular amenities. Licensed anglers can cast their
line from Weborg Pier and try to snag a bass or trout. Boating, of course, is a
favorite activity. It’s common to see motorboats, kayaks, and sailboats. If
your pup doesn’t mind riding in a boat, consider traveling up to Horseshoe
Island. This beautiful little island is only accessible by boat and is just one
mile north of Nicolet Bay. The park also features two volleyball courts, a
tennis court, and a playground.
When it comes to hiking, Peninsular State Park has
pawsome options. If your pooch is up for a challenge, follow Eagle Trail. This
two mile loop has several steep sections, but with that comes furrific views of
150 foot cliffs and natural springs. At three miles long, Skyline Trail will
give your pup a nice workout. It passes through rolling terrain and takes you
up to Sven’s Bluff. If you don’t have much time or your dog doesn’t have much energy,
consider one of the shorter trails like Lone Pine, Trail Tramper’s Delight, or
Vita Course. Do your part to keep this puptastic park smelling fresh; bring
clean up bags and pick up after your pooch. And don’t forget to pack plenty of
Peninsula State Park has an impressive 468 campsites
split between five different campgrounds. If your pooch feels like sleeping
under the starts pack some sleeping bags. All campgrounds have flush toilets, showers,
and spots for RVs and tents. Some sites can be reserved, while others are first
come, first serve.
Peninsula State Park one park your pup will want to visit
again and again!