Dog Friendly Activities in Ann Arbor, MI

There are 13 dog friendly activities in Ann Arbor. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Ann Arbor.

Pet Friendly Argo Park Canoe & Kayak
Argo Park Canoe & Kayak Bring Fido and rent a canoe or kayak at the dog-friendly Argo Park Canoe & Kayak in Ann Arbor, MI. Although you're in the heart of the city, you'll enjoy a leisurely trip down the water, and a peaceful day on the river as you spot turtles, cranes, ducks and swans. Hours and rates vary per itinerary. Dogs welcome on all vessels except inflatables. See Details
Pet Friendly University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum
University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum The University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, MI, is dog friendly! Although the botanical gardens are off the cards for dogs, pups are welcome to join their owners on the trails around the arboretum. Enjoy the varied fauna from the pet-friendly trails with your leashed pup. Admission is free. See Details
Gallup Park Gallup Park is a pet-friendly spot in Ann Arbor, MI. Gallup comprises 69 acres, including 3 miles of paved trails. It's situated across an area of the Huron River and offers great views to visitors. It's also adjacent to the Furstenberg Nature Area. There are bathrooms and pleasant picnic places along the way. Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the trails with their owners. See Details
Ann Arbor Distilling Company Fido is welcome inside and outside at Ann Arbor Distilling Company in Ann Arbor, MI. This dog-friendly bar features their own award-winning spirits including gin, vodka, absinthe, Michigan whiskey and more. Enjoy craft cocktails and a rotation of food trucks that visit the distillery most evenings. A schedule of food trucks and other events can be found on their website. See Details
Swift Run Dog Park The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission welcomes dog owners and their pets to visit Swift Run Dog Park in Ann Arbor, MI. The park is an outdoor space established for registered dog owners to allow their dogs to legally run free off-leash. There are 10 acres of grassy fields with separate fenced runs for large and small dogs. Additional amenities include benches, portable restrooms, and trash receptables. See Details
Dog Park at Olson Park Your dog will love to play off leash in this fenced dog park at Olson Park in Ann Arbor, MI. The area is located in the south-central portion of the park and features benches, picnic tables, shelters, waste stations, and water access. See Details
Catching Fireflies Catching Fireflies is a whimsical gift gallery in Ann Arbor, MI. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to shop with you for fun and nostalgic goodies for every occasion. See Details
Fuller Park ​​Fuller Park is a dog-friendly, 60-acre recreation area located in Ann Arbor, MI. The perimeter of the park is the Huron River, with a pedestrian bridge connection to Island Park. The play area was designed and built by the community and is one of the largest in the City. There are picnic tables located near the play area, and parking both at the park and across Fuller Road. An accessible asphalt path connects to the play area and pool facilities. See Details
Barton Nature Area ​Barton Nature Area is a dog-friendly, 102-acre park located along the Huron River, a few miles north of downtown Ann Arbor, MI. The park is in two sections: the larger is known locally as the oxbow, and connects to Argo; the smaller is known as Foster, and is accessible only by boat from Barton Pond. The main parking lot is located on Huron River Dr, just northwest of Bird Rd, near Barton Dam. A smaller pull-off lot is located further east on Huron River Dr near M-14 and Main St. Bridges from the parking areas allow pedestrian access to the oxbow. There is a picnic area next to the main parking lot. Dogs must remain leashed at all times. See Details
Delhi Metropark Delhi Metropark is a dog-friendly park located five miles northwest of Ann Arbor, MI. Dogs must remain leashed and are not permitted in nature and farm areas, on beaches or in buildings. Breathe in the sweet smell of 53 acres of mature oak trees and open, grassy lawns. Nestled against a bend in the Huron River, this is a popular fishing and canoeing destination. Spot a great blue heron hiding along the shore, turtles basking on a rock or a white-tailed deer roaming the grounds. A picnic shelter is available near the Huron River. Park admission pass required for entry. See Details
Broadway Park Broadway Park is a dog-friendly, 5-acre park located along the Huron River in Ann Arbor, MI. It connects to Riverside Park by an asphalt path and has a staircase to Broadway crossing under the bridge. It has mostly open field area with clusters of trees and shrubs and features a great stretch of river for canoeing. This park features a dog run where Fido can run off leash. An annual off-leash dog permit is required for access to the designated off-leash areas. See Details
Mothfire Brewing Co. Mothfire Brewing Co. is a pet-friendly taproom in Ann Arbor, MI. Your leashed furry friend is welcome to join you on their outdoor patio. They offer a variety of IPAs, dark beers, sour ales and pilsners for you to try. Carrozza offers wood-fired pizza on site. See Details
Nelson Meade County Farm Park Bring Fido to explore the pet-friendly Nelson Meade County Farm Park in Ann Arbor, MI. Your leashed pup is welcome on all of the trails except those in Britton Woods. The park also features community gardens, a playground and the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, which hosts tons of different activities, including dog swim days at the end of summer! Be sure to check their website for more information. See Details
Arise Church Dog Park The Arise Community Dog Park is a free, open to the public dog park in Pinckney, MI. It is a 2-acre fenced area where dog owners can bring their dogs for unleashed socialization, exercise and play with other dogs. The area is grassy with picnic tables, water access, and trash receptacles. See Details
Maybury State Park Maybury State Park is a dog-friendly public recreation area in Northville, MI. It contains almost 1,000 acres of gently rolling terrain, open meadow, mature forest, and a variety of wildlife and abundant wildflowers. The park gives people an opportunity to get involved in outdoor recreation activities in a state park setting. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or in swimming areas. See Details
Island Lake Recreation Area Island Lake Recreation Area is a pet-friendly place in Brighton, MI. Bring Fido along on one of the paved or unpaved trails, for a canoe trip on the lake, or have a picnic in one of the shelters. Note that dogs are not permitted in buildings or in swimming areas. Remember to clean up after your pup. See Details
Lyon Oaks Dog Park The Lyon Oaks Dog Park is the perfect spot for Fido to run and play off leash in Wixom, MI. The 13-acre fenced area is full fenced with a large and small dog area, benches, shelter and picnic tables, water access, and a field training area. In Oakland County, all dogs older than the age of four months are required to have a license and wear it at all times. See Details
Proud Lake Recreation Area The pet-friendly Proud Lake Recreation Area is located in Commerce Township, MI on the scenic Huron River and offers diverse and plentiful recreational opportunities. More than 20 miles of trails cover several diverse habitats. It also offers the unique River Hawk Lodge. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or in swimming areas. See Details
Michigan War Dog Memorial The Michigan War Dog Memorial is a pet-friendly attraction in South Lyon, MI. Originally built in 1946 to commemorate the canine heroes responsible for saving 15,000 lives in World War II, the Michigan War Dog Memorial depicts a bronze German Shepherd atop an archway-shaped granite block. The headstones in front of the monument mark the final resting places of more than 20 Military Working Dogs. Leashed dogs are permitted on the grounds. See Details
Pinckney Recreation Area Pinckney Recreation Area is a paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers and other recreation enthusiasts in Pinckney, MI. It is also dog-friendly and includes an extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes. Over forty miles of multi-use trail with remote campsites afford a backcountry experience. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or in the designated swimming area. See Details
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