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With 103 state parks and recreation areas and 360,000 acres of land within those areas,1 it’s hard to imagine that there aren’t tons of trails for you to explore with your four-legged friend. Michigan is home to some of the most picturesque scenery, shaded trails, and freshwater lakes, all of which are perfect for an active day with your pooch. Lace up those hiking boots and grab your leash because we’re about to list 10 of the most beautiful dog-friendly hiking trails the Great Lakes State has to offer!
The 10 Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in Michigan
1. Wetmore Landing: Shoreline Trail
|🗺️ Address:||📍 Maquette, MI 49855|
|🕐 Open Times:||24 hours|
2. Sleepy Hollow Trail
|🗺️ Address:||📍 Laingsburg, MI 48848|
|🕐 Open Times:||8 AM to 10 PM|
|💲 Cost:||Free when entering on foot or bike; $18 recreation passport for vehicles|
3. Lumberman’s Monument Trail
4. Fern Lake Loop
5. Provin Trails
6. Maybury Hiking Trail Loop
7. North Country Trail
8. Novi Lakeshore Park MTB Loop
|🗺️ Address:||📍 Novi, MI 48377|
|🕐 Open Times:||6 AM to 9 PM|
|🐕 Off-Leash:||Yes, in certain areas|
9. Avalanche Preserve
10. Hungarian Falls
Whether you’re wanting to hike in the Upper or Lower Peninsula or you’re trying to see sand dunes, lakes, or waterfalls, this list covers some of the most beautiful dog-friendly hiking trails in Michigan. Each one has something unique to offer, and there are a range of distances and challenge levels to choose from. So leash up your dog and grab your hiking boots, some fresh food and water and get to hiking these stunning trails!
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