Is your pup ready for their next adventure? Then it’s time to visit Port Crescent State Park. This beautiful park covers three miles of sandy shoreline on Saginaw Bay, and is the pawfect place to spend some quality time with your pooch!
Since the park sits on shores of Lake Huron, you can
imagine that swimming and fishing are pupular activities. The bad news is canine
visitors are not allowed on the main beach. The good news is that there is a pet
friendly section of beach near the mouth of the Pinnebog River. Your furry friend will
be in heaven as they romp around in the water and scamper across the sand!
Access the dog beach by crossing the steel bridge near the campground.
Besides cruising around the beach, your pupster can also
enjoy the seven miles of trails that meander throughout the park. Trails vary in
distance from three-quarters of a mile to three and a half miles. The Campers Trail is pawbably the most scenic
hike. Let your pup be the guide as you follow this 2.3 mile loop through
hardwood forests and sand dunes. At one point you and your pooch will enjoy a
puptacular view as you look out over Saginaw Bay and Pinnebog River.
If your pup wants to stay a night or two, grab a spot in
the park’s campground. The campsites provide electrical service, modern
restrooms, and a sanitation station. Plus many sites have a view of the water. Port
Crescent State Park has been designated as a dark sky preserve, or a location that
is protected from light pollution. That’s woofin’ impressive considering there
are only seven in the entire state of Michigan. When the sun goes down, you and
your four legged star gazer will have furrific views of the night sky.
Whatever kind of adventure you have in mind, be sure to bring any essentials along, such as water to share with your pup, and clean-up bags.
Make no mistake, your doggo will go mutts over
Port Crescent State Park!