Other Dog Activities in Michigan

Tired of watching Fido run laps in the dog park? We’ve got the scoop on lots of other dog friendly attractions in Michigan too. You’ll find information on all of the dog friendly wineries, boat rentals, botanical gardens, drive-ins, and other offbeat animal attractions in Michigan here.

Pet Friendly Round Barn Winery
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
Pet Friendly Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island Mackinac Island is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on Mackinac Island. As there are no cars on the island, horse and buggy rides, bikes, and Fido's four paws are the only way around. You'll find nice trails and outdoor restaurants throughout the island to enjoy with Fido. Humans must clean up after pups. Dog owners can call (231) 436-5023 or (800) 638-9892 for information on ferry rides to the island. See Details
Gilmore Car Museum BringFido along for a visit to the Gilmore Car Museum campus where you will see historic automobiles, a train tower, a Disney movie set, a 1930s gas station, and several museums. Dogs must be leashed at all times. All dogs are welcome on the grounds, but not inside of any buildings. See Details
Uncle John’s Cider Mill and Winery Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you explore Uncle John's Cider Mill and Winery. While dogs are not allowed inside the buildings on the property, they are allowed on the sledding hill. Human visitors can sample and purchase Uncle John's award-winning hard ciders and wines. Uncle John's Cider Mill and Winery's hours vary seasonally, so guests should check the website or call ahead before planning their outing. See Details
Mackinac Island State Park Explore the beauty of Michigan in Mackinac Island State Park. Leashed pets are welcome throughout the beautiful park, so your pup can join you as you explore the wonder of nature and the historical experiences found within the park. Make sure to wander in and around Fort Mackinac - the oldest building in Michigan. Throughout the year, special events are held at the fort, but any day is a good day to see the great fortress and learn more about the history of the site through programs and exhibits. See Details
Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is a dog-friendly outdoor cinema in Honor, MI. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you watch a family-friendly double feature. There is a playground, mini-golf course, and diner on site. See Details
Bubble Puppy Playhouse Bubble Puppy Playhouse is pet-friendly. Puppy Social Hour is Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 1:45. Bring your puppies for an hour for social time with other puppies. The playhouse is open to pups up to 6 months old. This is a time for them to play with others, learn and reinforce vital social cues that can only be learned from other pups. Drop in for only $10 and let your pup have fun. See Details
Grand Haven Boat Rental Grand Haven Boat Rental has cruising pontoons and sport pontoons for your adventure on the water. Whether you want to cruise for relaxation, or fly through the water on skis, we have a boat for you. Best of all, your furry friend can join you on your high seas excursion. See Details
Shepler's Ferry Shepler's Ferry carries two- and four-legged passengers to Mackinac Island from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace. The ride takes between 15 to 25 minutes. Leashed dogs are permitted free of charge. 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.
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Mari Vineyards The patio at Mari Vineyards is dog-friendly and offers stunning views across East Bay. Sit back and relax on the spacious patio with a glass of vino or try a range of delicious wines with your friends in a group tasting. Charcuterie is also available for purchase. See Details
Oscoda Canoe Rental Oscoda Canoe Rental is the perfect place for canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts. Explore the scenic wonders of the Au Sable River on both day trips and overnight excursions. Dogs are permitted to join you in the larger canoes as long as they are wearing a life vest. Call for availability and reservations. See Details
Van Buren Street Dunes Dogs are allowed off-leash, year round in Open Space Lands. Carry a leash with you and maintain voice control of your dog. Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle.

Please be aware that deer hunting (both gun and archery) are allowed. Be mindful of the season when visiting with your pet. Learn more about where hunting is allowed.

This 120-acre property has natural surface trails meandering through inland dunes, thinned red pine plantations and pockets of deciduous forest.
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Trail Point Brewing Company Branding itself as "a brewery without pretense; a locale to catch up with the community, chat with old friends, and meet new ones," Trail Point Brewing Company is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their beer-loving owners on its outdoor patio. Its menu includes well-balanced beers, such as CIPApotamus, an American IPA; Dark Trail, an oatmeal stout; Dr. Peelgood, a blood orange wheat; Toasted Brunette, a brown ale, and more. Trail Point Brewing Company is open Monday and Tuesday from 3pm to 10pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday 1pm to 9pm. See Details
Silver Lake Buggy Rentals Explore the Silver Lake Sand dunes and enjoy the breath-taking view of Lake Michigan! Silver Lake Buggy Rentals is your headquarters for family-friendly off-road rentals at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Dogs are welcome in most vehicles and with each one comes a whole new experience. Don't forget Fido's goggles! They are open Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 5:30pm and Sunday from 8:00am to 3:30pm. See Details
Beitner Park Dogs are welcome in the Beitner Park as long as they are leashed. There are 5 miles of trails to explore in the adjacent Nature Education Reserve. See Details
Grand River Open Space Dogs are allowed off-leash, year round in Open Space Lands. Carry a leash with you and maintain voice control of your dog. Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle.

Please be aware that deer hunting (both gun and archery) is allowed. Be mindful of the season when visiting with your pet. Learn more about where hunting is allowed.

Grand River Open Space is an undeveloped 233 acre wetland with 1.25 miles of Grand River waterfront. The property has undergone restoration which included planting 15,000 native tree and shrub seedlings such as swamp white oak, black walnut, hackberry, redbud, black cherry, witch hazel, dogwood and elderberry plus other species native to the floodplain.
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Catalpa Oaks County Park Leashed dogs can explore Catalpa Oaks' twenty-four acres of green space alongside their owners. The Park features multiple sports fields, playgrounds, a picnic pavilion, modern restrooms, and a walking trail. Leashes cannot be longer than six feet, and dogs must be up to date on vaccinations and cleaned up after. Catalpa Oaks County Park is open year-round from 8am to dusk. See Details
Short's Brewing Company Production Facility Short's Brewing Company Production Facility is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their beer-loving owners at its seating area, which is outside the Facility. Draft and to go Short's brews and Starcut Ciders area available. Dog owners can play a yard game, grab a bite to eat from a food truck or sit back and relax alongside their furry friend. Short's Brewing Company Production Facility is open Sunday through Friday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Tri-City Brewing Company Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at Tri-City Brewing Company! The Brewing Company is BYOF and serves many styles of beer, such as its Cherry Torchon, Bay City Light Ale, Black Rye Summit, and Tres Citrea Fermentar. Tri-City Brewing Company's tasting room hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday from Noon until Midnight, and Sunday from Noon until 8pm. See Details
Johnson Street Forest Dogs are allowed off-leash, year round in Open Space Lands. Carry a leash with you and maintain voice control of your dog. Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle

Please be aware that deer hunting (both gun and archery) is allowed. Be mindful of the season when visiting with your pet. Learn more about where hunting is allowed.
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Johnson Street Forest is 50 acres of mixed hardwoods. There are no designated trails or restroom facilities.
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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
Port Sheldon Natural Area Port Sheldon Natural area is 440 acres including gently rolling terrain, woods, wildlife ponds and Ten Hagen Creek. There are no restroom facilities.

Dogs are allowed off-leash, year round in Open Space Lands. Carry a leash with you and maintain voice control of your dog. Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle.

Please be aware that deer hunting (archery) is allowed. Be mindful of the season when visiting with your pet. Learn more about where hunting is allowed.
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Mackinac Island Bike Shop Mackinac Island Bike Shop is pet-friendly. No matter what size dog you have, Mackinac Island Bike Shop has a bike rental that will suit you. Tiny dogs will fit in the free basket that comes with each rental. Small dogs will fit in the back of an adult tricycle. Medium dogs will fit in a Burley trailer. And large dogs will fit in a custom-built kennel trailer for dogs. All rentals come with a fee basket, helmet, and water. They are open every day of the week from 8am to 7pm. See Details