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Other Dog Activities in Minnesota

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

Pet Friendly Gooseberry Falls State Park
Gooseberry Falls State Park Gooseberry Falls State Park is pet-friendly. The park is home to spectacular waterfalls, a river gorge, and lots of Lake Superior shoreline. There are twenty miles of trails along the Gooseberry River, leading to scenic views of waterfalls. The paved trail in the park will lead to the Gitchi Gami State Trail. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Gooseberry Falls State Park, as long as they are on a leash under six feet and all mess is cleaned up after them. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until 10pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Jay Cooke State Park
Jay Cooke State Park Dogs are allowed on a leash under six feet at Jay Cooke State Park in Minnesota. This public park is a paradise for dog walkers, with 50 miles of wooded trails along the river banks and a further 8 miles of paved trails elsewhere in the park. The trails will take you through wooded areas and along the river to great scenic views. Dogs and their owners who visit in the spring will be astonished by the amount of wildflowers in bloom. To preserve the cleanliness of the park, please clean up after your pet. Jay Cooke State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until 10pm. See Details
Cascade River State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Cascade River State Park, where the grand falls are the main attraction. Bring Fido with you to hike the trail that weaves through birch, spruce, and white cedar. Along the way, you'll discover views of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. For dogs who like long walkies, superior Hiking Trail and the North Shore State Trail are accessible from the park. Wildlife lovers may be lucky enough to spot moose, wolves, pine martens, and bears in their natural habitat. You must keep your pooch on a leash for the duration of their visit. The park is open to the public every day of the week from 8am until 10pm. See Details
LTS Brewing Company Dogs are welcome on the patio outside LTS Brewing Company. They believe life is too short, so everybody should come along and drink a beer at their bright blue brewery and taproom. Summer evenings on the patio are best with one of their popular beers, such as the blonde, pilsner, porter, or pale ale. Hungry pups needn't worry, food trucks often frequent the car park to feed the famished patrons. The staff at this popular brewery love dogs and plan a number of dog-centric events during the summer months. Keep an eye on our events page for any summer festivity updates. See Details
Grain Belt Beer - Schell’s Brewery Grain Belt Beer - Schell’s Brewery is a legendary brewery in New Ulm, MN, with a dog-friendly biergarten. Schell's was the first brewery in the Minnesota to start producing craft beers. They brew IPAs, lager, cream ale, porter, sours, wheats, seasonals, and more. Check their website for current events like Puppy Patio Parties! See Details
Lake Bemidji State Park Lake Bemidji State Park is dog-friendly. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the preserved spruce-tamarack bog and the shoreline of Lake Bemidji. There are eleven miles of easy to moderate trails that weave through areas of maturing pine, aspen, and hardwoods. The bog area of the park can be explored on the boardwalk, which takes a mile hike to get to. Dogs are welcome on a leash under six feet, as long as owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. Lake Bemidji State Park is open every day of the week from 8am to 10pm. See Details
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park Mille Lacs Kathio State Park in Onamia, MN, is dog-friendly. The area encompasses 9,000 years of human history, which can be discovered on the Touch the Earth Nature Trail and the Landmark Trail. There are 35 miles of more secluded trails around the park as well, taking you to river, lake, and beaver pond overlooks. Dogs are welcome to join their owners around the park, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Scenic State Park When you visit Scenic State Park, you'll see that it lives up to the name. This pet-friendly park is full of pristine lakes and forests of virgin pines. There are sixteen miles of trails that weave around the park, some of which, like the Chase Point Trail, lead to stunning views of Coon and Sandwick Lakes. Dogs are welcome throughout the park on a leash, as long as owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. Scenic State Park is open every day of the week 8am until 10pm. See Details
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company Located in downtown Minneapolis, Lakes & Legends Brewing Company is dog-friendly! Leashed, well-behaved and house-trained dogs are welcome in both its taproom and outdoor VIP (very important paws) area, year-round. The Brewing Company specializes in "seasonal craft beers of the North, ranging from traditional styles to limited releases inspired by local farms." Lakes & Legends Brewing Company is open Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 10pm, Friday from 3pm to 12am, Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. See Details
Wild River State Park Wild River State Park is pet-friendly. Located along 18 miles of the St. Croix River, this park has 35 miles of trails for you to explore with your pooch. Camping, hiking, horseback riding, and canoeing are all popular activities to enjoy at this park. Wildlife lovers might be lucky enough to spot beaver, raccoon, fox, coyote, otter, mink, and deer all over the area. Dogs should be on a leash for the duration of their visit and all mess should be cleaned up after them. Wild River State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until 10pm. See Details
Father Hennepin State Park Father Hennepin State Park in Isle, MN, is dog friendly. You are welcome to bring your pooch with you to enjoy the shoreline of Mille Lacs Lake. There's plenty to do at this 320-acre park, including a number of hiking trails that weave through hardwood forest and along the rocky shoreline. Dog owners are reminded to keep their pets on a leash for the duration of their stay and to clean up any mess that they leave behind. See Details
Lake Monster Brewing Company Lake Monster Brewing Company is a dog-friendly brewery in St. Paul, MN. Fido is welcome to join you inside the taproom or at a table on the patio beneath the water tower. The brewery's goal is to provide a unique spin on classic beer styles. There are food trucks typically and you are also welcome to bring your own food. See Details
LocAle Brewing Company LocAle Brewing Company is a dog-friendly brewery in Makato, MN, where Fido is welcome to join you for a flight or a pint inside their taproom, or outdoors on their patio. LocAle serves small batch lagers, ales and barrel-aged mixed culture sour beers. Live music and food trucks can sometimes be found onsite; check their website for a list of current events. Guests are also welcome to order take out from local restaurants. See Details
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Located on the campus of the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden features more than 40 works throughout 11 acres. Dogs are welcome to join their humans as they amble through the artistry of the garden. Just make sure to keep your pet leashed at all times and clean up after him. See Details
Little Thistle Brewing Little Thistle Brewing is pet-friendly. This brewery and taproom is the ideal place to enjoy a delicious brew with your leashed pooch. Hungry Hounds can enjoy an item from one of the many food trucks that frequents the brewery car park. Little Thistle Brewing is open Tuesday through Thursday from 3pm to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Franconia Sculpture Garden This is an outdoor sculpture park. Dogs are always welcome, providing they are non-aggressive and socialized. See Details
The Dog Tank The Dog Tank is pet-friendly. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome to come try this 45' dock diving pool. Come and swim, learn about the sport of dock diving, get acclimated to the atmosphere of dock diving, or just take a lap in the pool to cool off on a hot Minnesota day. They offer classes, private swim, private lessons, and group swims for families and get-togethers. The Dog Tank is open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 9pm, Friday through Sunday from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Checkerboard County Park Checkerboard County Park is a pet-friendly park. The park is great for swimming, picnicking, hiking, volleyball, and there's an off-leash dog area for Fido to play freely with other pups. You can avoid the crowds and enjoy the hiking trail that winds around the swimming ponds with your pooch, too. The hiking trail is approximately one mile in length, perfect distance for a stroll. The park is open every day of the week from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Mineral Springs Brewery Mineral Springs Brewery is a dog-friendly microbrewery in Owatonna, MN. Well-behaved leashed dogs are allowed in the taproom and there is also a dog-friendly outdoor patio. They also offer light snacks or you can order in from a local restaurants. Food trucks and events happen throughout the week so be sure to check out their website for current schedule. See Details
Pinestead Tree Farms Pinestead Tree Farms is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at this farm to help choose the tree for your home this Christmas. Whether you're looking for a huge tree or a smaller pine, you'll find something that fits at this well-stocked farm. See Details
Glacial Lakes State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Glacial Lakes State Park in Minnesota. The glacial hills with views of the surrounding prairie can be discovered on the sixteen miles of pet-friendly trails that weave their way through the park. Ornithologists will be astonished by the array of woodland birds that call the area home. You can bring Fido with you to explore the park, as long as they are on a leash under six feet and all mess is cleaned up after them. Glacial Lakes State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until 10pm. See Details
Vali-Hi Drive-In Theatre Vali-Hi Drive-In located in Lake Elmo, MN is a dog-friendly outdoor cinema that welcomes pets, kids, and families. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you watch a double feature. The theater accepts only cash and an ATM is available on site. The snack bar sells popcorn, candy, nachos, hot dogs, and more. See Details
Portage Brewing Company Portage Brewing Company is pet-friendly. Located within Chippewa National Forest, off the banks of Leech Lake, this inviting brewery provides a destination experience. Hang out with your pooch on the expansive deck patio with overhead views of the brewhouse, and a constant rotation of experimental and wood aged beers. Portage Brewing Company is open Wednesday to Thursday from 2pm to 8pm, Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 9pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Charles A. Lindbergh State Park Charles A. Lindbergh State Park is a beautiful, pet-friendly recreation area in Little Falls, Minnesota. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the trails that lead through grand red and white pine, aspen, oak forests and vast prairie areas. Birdwatchers come from all around to check out the bald eagles in flight, swooping high in the sky above. The Mississippi River and Pike Creek meander through the park too, so bring a kayak if Fido doesn't mine bobbing in the water. Pets should be on a leash for the duration of their visit and all mess cleaned up after them. See Details