Dog Friendly Activities in South Bend, IN

There are 6 dog friendly activities in South Bend. 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 South Bend.

Pet Friendly Rum Village Park
Rum Village Park A large park that includes about 4 miles of backwoods hiking trails which are very dog-friendly. All pets must stay on a leash. See Details
Pet Friendly Niles Ave Bark Park
Niles Ave Bark Park The Niles Ave. Dog Park location is South Bend's first Dog Park, a pilot program moved to fruition by the local neighborhood and Dog Park Advocates in downtown and the near northeast area.

The park is a safe, fun and inviting environment for dogs and their owners. Please beware this is a use-at-your-own-risk, unmonitored facility.

The park is divided into large dog/small dog partitions and provides several interactive amenities for owners and dogs to use for play and socialization.
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East Bank Trail The East Bank 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 Bend! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the East Bank 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
St. Patrick's County Park St. Patrick's County Park is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch to this South Bend, IN park where you can explore 398 acres of wooded trails that surround splendid ponds and St. Joseph River. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. St. Patrick's County Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
LaSalle Trail LaSalle Trail is pet-friendly. Starting in Roseland near the Roseland Town Park, this pet-friendly trail runs to the Indiana/Michigan State Line and connects to the Niles Township trail system. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after pups. LaSalle Trail is best accessed from dawn until dusk. See Details
Chamberlain Lake Nature Preserve Chamberlain Lake Nature Preserve is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed dog on an outbound adventure along 1.5 miles of trails that lead through woods, fields and along Chamberlain Lake's edge. The protected space also provides habitat for several rare and endangered plants. Chamberlain Lake Nature Preserve is best accessed from dawn until dusk. See Details
Round Barn Winery The Round Barn has a winery, a distillery and a brewery with tasting rooms. It is very dog friendly, except during special events. See Details
Margaret Prickett Dog Park This is a wonderful dog park. They have a separate dog park for little dogs. See Details
McCoy Creek Trail Over 4-miles of trails to explore. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Nappanee Dog Park Est. in 2011 & built from community & dog-lover donations! Membership is required to use the park. For more info. call 574-773-2112.
Mission
To provide a safe and fun place for dogs and their owners to socialize, run and play!
Description
A fenced area with areas for large and small dogs, water fountains, and benches.
General Information
The dog park is located along C.R. 7 at the entrance to the golf course and the wetlands area.
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Grand Mere State Park On-leash pets are welcome on the trails and the beach and swimming area. Grand Mere State Park has over 1,000 acres of beautiful undeveloped woods and sand dunes. We have 985 acres of hiking trails, over 1 mile of Lake Michigan beach for sunbathing and swimming. Picnic shelter and cross-country skiing. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach and swimming area. See Details
Hickory Creek Winery Hickory Creek Winery welcomes leashed dogs to join their owners as they enjoy a glass of its small-batch wine. Fido may even get to meet the owner's dogs, as they are usually greeting guests as they arrive. Hickory Creek produces classic, European-style wines made from locally grown grapes. The Winery offers five tastes for eight dollars, and the tasting fee is waived with the purchase of two bottles. Hickory Creek Winery's hours vary seasonally, so guests should call ahead before planning their outing. See Details
Domaine Berrien Cellars Fido can join you as you swirl, sniff, and sip a glass of wine outdoors at Domaine Berrien Cellars. Leashed dogs are allowed on Domaine Berrien's grounds and picnic area. Visitors can bring their own picnic foods and soft drinks to enjoy with their wine; however, they cannot bring outside alcoholic beverages. Dogs are not allowed on Art Festival Day, in the tasting room or on the deck. Domaine Berrien Cellars is open from the end of March to the end of December, daily, from noon to 5pm. It is open from the beginning of January to mid-March, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from noon to 5pm. See Details
Potato Creek State Park Dogs are welcome at Potato Creek State Park. This popular park is home to the 327-acre Worster Lake, old fields, mature woodlands, restored prairies, and wetlands that are all ideal for a day trip with your pooch. If you are looking to explore all the nooks and crannies of the park, you can use the nine trails that weave around the diverse landscape. The longest is a 6.6-mile mountain bike trail that allows hikers to walk safely in the opposite direction of mountain bikers. Adventurous hikers will love the rugged hiking trail that winds through woods, up and down hills, all the way to the highest point in the park. Potato Creek State Park is open every day of the week from 7am to 11pm. See Details
Margaret H. Prickett Marina Park Margaret H. Prickett Marina Park is pet-friendly. Here, you and your pooch will find a good amount of space for both big and little dogs. The grounds are well-kept. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by pups playing in the park. The space can be accessed from dawn until dusk every day of the week. See Details
Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch along to explore 214 acres covered in trails that meander alongside Baugo Creek and lead to open fields. One of the highlights of the park is Baugo Creek flowing into the St. Joseph River. Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park should be visited during daylight hours. See Details
Spicer Lake Nature Preserve Spicer Lake Nature Preserve is pet-friendly. Explore 320 acres on trails through wetlands, woods and old-growth fields with your leashed pooch for company. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after pups to preserve the cleanliness of the area. Spicer Lake Nature Preserve can be accessed every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Bendix Woods County Park Bendix Woods County Park is pet-friendly. Explore a variety of wooded trails that wind around 195 acres of protected land in New Carlisle. Along the way, peer into ponds and play in fields with your leashed pooch. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Bendix Woods County Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Boot Lake Nature Preserve Boot Lake Nature Preserve is pet-friendly. This 300-acre space encompass wetland, forest, and prairie habitat. With over 200 species of bird documented here, Fido should bring his binoculars if he enjoys birdwatching. Visitors can enjoy a small picnic pavilion, wetland and prairie overlooks, and four miles of pet-friendly trails through the incredible habitat. Boot Lake Nature Preserve is open every day of the week from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Sip & Savor Trail Take Fido for a tour of some of Southwest Michigan's best craft beer, wine, spirits, and food on the Moersch family's Sip & Savor Trail. The trail offers several dog-friendly stops including Round Barn Estate in Baroda, the Tasting Room in Union Pier, plus the Round Barn Filling Station in Coloma for a bite to eat. Enjoy a day of innovative libations, creative food, and spectacular views. Check their website for current hours and addresses of each location. See Details
Round Barn Estate Dog-friendly Round Barn Estate welcomes Fido to join you on their beautiful grounds and inside their tasting room. Housed in a turn-of-the-century Amish round barn, you can sample their award-winning wines while taking in views of the lush landscaping and vineyards. Check their website for a list of their upcoming live entertainment. Food can be ordered from the food truck on weekends, take-out from the Public House when they are open. Please ensure Fido is leashed and picked up after while visiting. See Details
Tractor Supply Co. Tractor Supply Co. is your neighborhood dog-friendly, rural lifestyle store, providing pet supplies, livestock feed, power equipment, workwear and more located in Nappanee, IN. Your leashed, well-behaved dog is welcome to join you inside the store to shop for all your rural lifestyle needs. See Details
Stickley Ace Hardware Stickley Ace Hardware in Nappanee is dog-friendly. They welcome pets to join their owners inside the store. They offer a range of household items, garden supplies, tools, and much more. See Details
Stickley Ace Hardware Stickley Ace Hardware in Bremen is dog-friendly. They welcome pets to join their owners inside the store. They offer a range of household items, garden supplies, tools, and much more. See Details