Dog Friendly Activities in Dexter, MI

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Dexter, and 25 more nearby. 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 Dexter.

Pet Friendly Paw Run Recreation Area
Paw Run Recreation Area Pets love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with agility equipment, ponds, trails and benches. Some breed restrictions, membership required. See Details
Pet Friendly Paw Run Recreation Area
Paw Run Recreation Area Paw Run is a member's only dog park for off-leash fun! Paw Run offers nearly a mile of mowed trails, a play area with a pond, an agility yard, a secure double-gated entry system, seating for humans and available water for humans and dogs. Temperament test required. They do not allow Akitas, Chow Chows, Pit Bulls and their mixes to visit Paw Run. Membership fees include a $20 registration fee and $30 monthly fees. See Details
TA Ann Arbor This gas station has a Country Pride, Popeyes, Burger King, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut Express, Country Store and a Travel Store. This location also has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care product. See Details
Mill Pond Dog Park If your pet needs to cool off, bring them down to this waterfront off-leash dog park. Fenced on three sides with river access on the fourth. 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. The park is an outdoor space established for registered dog owners to allow their dogs to legally run free off-leash. There is 10 acres of grassy fields with separate fenced runs for large and small dogs. See Details
EZ Dog Park and Training Pets will love the chance to play off-leash at this dog park, which is fully fenced with a separate area for smaller dogs. See Details
Olson Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash in this fenced dog run at Ann Arbor's Olson Park. Passes from town hall required for access. See Details
Arise Church Dog Park The Arise Community Dog Park is a free, open to the public dog park. It is a 2 acre fenced in area where dog owners can bring their dogs for unleashed socialization, exercise and play with other dogs. It is located at 11211 Dexter-Pinckney Rd, just south of Darwin Rd, about one mile south of the Pinckney High School. Please park only in the designated area. Purpose: We believe that God created people to be in community, and that we are at our best when we're in relationship to one another. Therefore, we provide this dog park not only as a fun safe place where dogs can get good exercise, but our greatest hope is that dog owners will make friends here and enjoy great conversations together. See Details
Huron Valley Trail System (South Lyon Rail-Trail) The Huron Valley Trail System (South Lyon Rail-Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in New Hudson! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Huron Valley Trail System (South Lyon Rail-Trail). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Camp Dearborn Camp Dearborn is a family-orientated recreational facility, owned and operated by the City of Dearborn. The Camp is located in picturesque Milford, approximately 35 miles northwest of Dearborn City Hall and conveniently located near many of southeastern Michigan's main attractions. Camp Dearborn offers a wide range of amenities for outdoor activity; a half-mile swimming beach, acres of shaded picnic sites, fishing, paddle boat rentals, Mystic Creek Golf Course with mini golf and opportunities for a choice of camping style. For a more private indoor event, the Chalet offers a kitchenette, restrooms, tables and chairs to seat up to 80 people. Camp Dearborn allows pets during the off-season (Sept. 3 - May 23) at all temporary campsites as well as on designated Pet Friendly temporary campsites during our summer season. See Details
Lakelands Trail State Park The Lakelands Trail State Park is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Whitmore Lake! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Lakelands Trail State Park. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Huron Valley Trail System (South Lyon Rail-Trail) The Huron Valley Trail System (South Lyon Rail-Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in South Lyon! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Huron Valley Trail System (South Lyon Rail-Trail). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Island Lake Recreation Area Island Lake Recreation Area has one of the nation's safest shooting ranges. The park has great canoeing, volleyball courts, picnic shelters, swimming and cabins to rent. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or in swimming areas. See Details
Lakelands Trail State Park The Lakelands Trail State Park is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Pinckney! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Lakelands Trail State Park. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Pinckney Recreation Area Pinckney Recreation Area is a paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers and other recreation enthusiasts. Pinckney is known for its 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 swimming areas. See Details
Brighton Recreation Area On-leash pets are welcome on the trails and a section of shoreline, that is non-designated bathing beach areas on Chilson Park. Brighton Recreation Area provides a combination of high, irregular ranges of hills, interspersed with a number of attractive lakes. The area has several miles of trails available for equestrian riding, mountain biking, and hiking. See Details
Waterloo Recreation Area The park is home to multiple campgrounds, cabins/yurts, beaches, picnic areas, fishing lakes, nature trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, equestrian trails, the Gerald Eddy Discovery Center and much more. The park is more than 20,000 acres and finding where you want to go may take some time. It is recommended that you view the Waterloo Recreation Area map and detailed driving directions for the various units within the park prior to your visit. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or in swimming areas. See Details
Argo Park Canoe & Kayak BringFido and rent a canoe or kayak for a leisurely trip down the water. Enjoy 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
Gallup Park Gallup Park is pet-friendly. 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
University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum Nichols Arboretum is pet-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. Nichols Arboretum is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk; free admission. See Details
Lakelands Trail State Park The Lakelands Trail State Park is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Stockbridge! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Lakelands Trail State Park. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Michigan War Dog Memorial 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
Lakelands Trail State Park The Lakelands Trail State Park is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Gregory! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Lakelands Trail State Park. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Barton Nature Area ​Barton Nature Area is a dog friendly, 102-acre park located along the Huron River on Huron River Drive, a few miles north of downtown. 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