With a massive size of more than 9,000 acres, Tettegouche State Park is located on the shore of Lake Superior. If you are in search of a pet-friendly place which has plenty of hiking trails to offer, as well as snowmobile and ski trails during the winter season.
There are four waterfalls along the Baptism River with six inland lakes and over two miles of rugged Lake Superior shoreline. The Tettegouche State Park accepts pets, so you are more than welcome to take Spike with you if you want to relax on the weekend.
You can both hike out to the wind-swept and rocky Shovel Point or to one of the quiet inland lakes where you can take beautiful pictures with your pooch, provided that you do not forget your camera. The other things you should not miss are the spectacular High Falls, the highest waterfall fully inside the state’s borders.
The state park has green practices and encourages visitors to do the same. The management advocates recycling, reusing and reducing. There are an eco-friendly design and eco-friendly practicing purchases. Remember to plan accordingly if you are going for a hike, whether alone or with your four-legged best friend.
Most of the trains are short enough to do in a couple of hours, so bring a full water jug for you and your pooch and stay hydrated. However, there are lots of stairs, so be prepared. The staff at the visitor center are accommodating and if you need a few ideas on which hike to take, do not be shy to ask them.
They would love nothing more than to provide you with a map with highlights recommending the best routes. It can get a little busy on the weekends, but it is not very bad. There is plenty of parking, and the park is conveniently located off of 61, so you will never miss it.