Michigan should be proud of the Proud Lake Recreation Area and all the amenities it offers. This recreation area is more 4,700 acres of land, and there are over 20 miles of trails for various activities. In addition, visitors can hike, boat, ski, fish, horseback ride, hunt, mountain bike, paddle, snowmobile, and camp in both winter and summer.
This beautiful recreation area sits along the Huron River, and there is so much beauty to see. If you're up for some hiking with your furry friend, there are trails with all sorts of terrain for you two to explore. You'll surely find lush forests, but also wetlands, lakes, and rivers. There are at least six trails you and your dog can discover together, and they vary in distance.
The shortest trail is three-quarters of a mile and is the Chief Pontiac Trail, which also is interpretative. The longest trail for hiking is 5.75 miles and is called the River Trail/Blue Trail. There is one trail that is nearly nine miles, but it is for mountain biking. Before you start your hike, it is recommended that you pick up a map at the visitor's center and plan your hike.
Some visitors report the markers are hard to follow and do not always correlate to the map. Whenever you're hiking, take enough water for both you and your pooch so you can stay hydrated and healthy. You can reserve a campsite online at the Proud Lake Recreation Area website, and while tent sites at this campground are dog-friendly, cabins are not.
Whenever you're camping or in the park with your pup, be sure you keep your cute tail wagging friend on a leash and never leave him unattended. The leash cannot be more than six feet long. Always carry enough plastic poop bags so you can clean up immediately after your dog. If you're camping, make sure both you and your dog abide by the quiet hour rules.