I don’t know about you, but for me, one of my biggest concerns when hitting the road is whether I’ll be able to bring my beagle Ralph with me. Pet-friendly hotels can be easy enough to track down, but what about activities that the hound and I can enjoy together. Here’s a pretty varied list of things to do in Michigan, from restaurants, bars, dog parks, campsites, even shopping at the mall – all pet-friendly.
19) Hickery Creek Winery, Buchanan
You and your houndie are sure to be greeted by a fury host, like this guy.
18) Kilwin's Chocolate-Fudge Ice Cream Shoppe,St. Joseph
Grab a sweet treat and sit out with your four-legged BFF in the outdoor seating area.
17) Mackinac Island State Park
Take Fido with you on the island at this state park, where he or she is welcome to roam around, so long as your pal has a six-foot leash on and stays away from the beaches and buildings.
16) Art's Tavern, Glen Arbor
This spot has a pet-friendly patio and they even serve your dog a bowl of water.
15) Cranberry Lake Campground,
Up to two leashed pups are allowed at this campground.
14) Cannonball Drive-In, Mackinac Island
Leashed dogs are welcome at the outdoor patio here.
13) PetSmart P.U.P. Detroit Dog Park
Detroit's first official, fenced-in dog park is adjacent to the epic Michigan Central Station.
12) Doe Wah Jacks Canoe Rental, Dowagiac
Can't part with the puppy? Don't worry, dogs are allowed at this canoe rental.
11) Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
While you're basking in luxury at this resort, your pooch gets pampers at the Dog Dreams Inn, a no-cage, hounds-only retreat.
10) Fountain Bistro, Detroit
This popular Detroit bistro at Campus Martius regularly throws its Drinking with Dogs mixers during the summer months.
9) Hop Cat, Grand Rapids
Described by fans as super dog-friendly, your canine friend can sit with you on the outdoor patio.
8) Kal-Haven Trail, South Haven
Enjoy nature with your best buddy, so long as he's leashed.
7) Old Miami, Detroit
If you've ever been in the HUGE backyard here, you'll know there's more than enough room for Rex to run about.
6) Orion Oaks Dog Park, Lake Orion
This 24-acre park has space for larger dogs as well as a spot for smaller dogs. There are also two trails, a picnic shelter, drinking water, waste bags and a dogs-only lake.
5) The Round Barn Winery, Baroda
This popular winery has been known to throw the occasional party in honor of Man's Best Friends.
4) Saline Dog Park at Mill Pond Park, Saline
This dog park gives your pup access to the Saline River, perfect for water lovers.
3) Straits State Park, St. Ignace
You and your poochie will enjoy the view of Mackinac Bridge from this park. Just make sure your pal is leashed and away from the beach area.
2) White Rabbit Inn Bed & Breakfast, Lakeside
Dogs are allowed in Bill's and Dusty's Cabins, with the prior consent of the innkeeper.
1) The Mall at Partridge Creek, Clinton Township
Stroll through this outdoor mall and you're bound to be greeted by any number of four-legged shoppers.
So now that you have some ideas, pack your bags, some extra kibble and that extra-long leash and hit the road with your four-legged BFF.
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