Right next to the spot where the Trempealeau River pours into the mighty Mississippi River you’ll find the beautiful Perrot State Park. If your pooch is craving some time in the great outdoors, grab the leash and head over to this puptacular park. They’ll be nothing but happy to explore this gorgeous slice of Wisconsin wilderness.
The park’s unique terrain features impressive 500 foot
bluffs, wetlands, deep valleys, and a pawsome riparian habitat. The best way
for your pup to see all this beauty is to hit the trails. Perrot State Park has
over 12 miles of trails to discover. Brady’s Bluff is one of the most iconic
spots in the park. There are actually three different trails that lead to the
top of these cliffs. Once you and your pup reach the summit, gaze out over the
river valley, Trempealeau Mountain, and Trempealeau Bay. Be sure to snap a
photo with your pal before heading back down.
The Riverview Trail is a relatively flat hike that runs
parallel to the Mississippi River. It clocks in at 2.5 miles and provides
access to all of the parking lots. Perrot Ridge Trail is one of the shorter
options, but it is also steep. It begins in the lower prairie then winds up to
the top of the bluff for more furrific views. There are several other trails that
showcase the park’s magnificence.
Perrot State Park also has opportunities for fishing,
biking, and boating. If your pup wants to ruff it for the night, bring some
sleeping bags and nab a spot in the campground. Sites are available for RVs and
tents and showers, bathrooms, and drinking water can all be found. While out
and about in the park, be sure to take care of any messes that your pup might
leave on the ground. And help them mind their manners around wildlife. A visit
to Perrot State Park will make your pup one happy hound!