Dog Friendly Activities in Minnesota

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Minnesota, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Vali-Hi Drive-In Theatre
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
Pet Friendly Elm Creek Reserve Dog Park
Elm Creek Reserve Dog Park Pets will find more than enough room to play at this 29 acre, fenced dog park, set in the middle of the gorgeous Elm Creek Reserve. Permit required. See Details
Minnehaha Park Bring your dog for a hike along the gorgeous waterfalls in this Minneapolis park. This park has hiking trails through the woods and doggy access to the Mississippi River. An off-leash permit is required to gain admittance. Bring quarters for parking meters. See Details
Bloomington Dog Park This 25-acre park is a dog's dream! There is a very large grassy area, hills, trees and even a pond for those dogs that like to swim. See Details
Bryant Lake Regional Dog Park Dogs go wild for this 9.3 acre, fully fenced off-leash play area in Eden Prairie's beautiful Bryant Lake Park. Our paved, regional and skijoring/dog sledding trails are dog-friendly. Dogs must be kept on a 6-foot, non-retractable leash except in designated off-leash areas. Leashed dogs are allowed on all paved trails except where posted otherwise. They are not permitted on turf trails, with the exception of designated trails in parks where no paved trails exist. Dogs on-leash are also allowed in campgrounds and group camps, but not in picnic or beach areas. Passes are required but may be purchased online. See Details
Battle Creek Regional Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced, grassy dog park, which includes trees and benches. See Details
Alimagnet Dog Park Alimagnet Dog Park is the perfect place to let your dog run free. It offers 7 acres of off-leash fenced area, a double-gated entry, a pond, an open grass area, a wood-mulch walking path, a wooded area, picnic tables, benches, waste bags, and trash containers. The park also hosts many special events throughout the year (that you can find listed on their website). Park rules include picking up after your dog and filling any holes that your dog may dig. All dogs must enter and exit the park on a leash. Any aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. All dogs 4 months or older must be fully licensed and vaccinated. Female dogs in heat are not allowed. No human food or dog treats are allowed inside the park. See Details
Staring Lake Dog Park Pets love this 5.7 acre fenced Eden Prairie off-leash dog park, which includes both grassy open areas and lovely wooded trails. Open April to December only. See Details
Minneapolis Airport Off Leash Dog Park Just south of Highway 62, 80 acres - mix of open spaces and paths bordering a large swamp/wetland area. This is NOT an official city regulated off-leash dog park. The land is owned by the Metropolitan Airport Commission and borders the airport runways. Not all areas are fenced so dogs should have good recall. While you don't need to have an off-leash permit to let your dog run free here, there are no trash cans, bags or water sources (save the swamp) for the dogs. What your dog poops in, you bring out. Be warned: Since no one is enforcing the stricter regulations of city dog parks, you bring your dog at your own risk. Majority of dog owners are responsible and want the park to be a clean and safe place for dogs to play. That being said, watch where you step and remember if there is a problem with another dog or owner, you are on your own to resolve it. See Details
Minnesota Point This three-mile long beach, bordered on both sides by water, offers plenty of variety. Park by the airport, and stroll along the beautiful sand, or walk the trail through the boreal forest. This place is popular with dog-toting locals looking for a pleasant hike. Highlights include beach-combing, birdwatching, and exploring the ruins of the old Minnesota Point lighthouse. See Details
Woodview Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash in this fenced dog park, which sets aside certain hours for small-dog only play. A portion of the park near Larpenteur Ave is unfenced. See Details
Bald Eagle Otter Lake Regional Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this 12-acre, partially fenced dog park. See Details
Cleary Lake Regional Dog Park Located south of Cleary Lake Regional Park, this is a 28 acre fenced off-leash dog park that is part of the Three Rivers Park District's off-leash dog parks. Take your pet for an off-leash run in the lovely prairie setting of this fenced dog park, which includes a separately fenced pond for dog swimming. Permit from Park District Administration required. See Details
Carver Park Reserve Off-Leash Dog Park Carver Park Reserve Off-Leash Dog Park is pet-friendly. This 27-acre off-leash area is completely fenced, with a separate area for small dogs. There is no water supply, so bring drinking water for your dog and yourself. A daily ($5) or annual ($35) pass is required. Don't forget to clean up any mess that is left behind and to keep your pup under control at all times. See Details
Arlington Arkwright Dog Park Nestled in a residential neighborhood, this 4.5 acre park offers people and pets an opportunity to engage in social interaction and play. Dogs can be off leash at this fully fenced park, and there are wooded trails and plenty of open space to run. It's located at the intersection of Arlington and Arkwright streets in St. Paul (just off 35E and Maryland Ave). The park is bounded by Arlington Avenue on the north, Arkwright Street on the west, Clark Street on the south and Desoto Street on the east. See Details
Twin Cities Photoshoot 'Twin Cities Photoshoot' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kelsey. Create lasting memories with your pooch with the backgrounds of your choice in the Twin Cities. Your host will offer tips on how to pose, be relaxed, and capture the best of you. Within fourteen days of the experience you will receive 10 edited, high-resolution photos. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 6 guests of all ages. The client assumes all responsibility for their animal(s) or any other subjects during the session, including any and all destruction of personal, business or public property, personal injury or illegalities. Rates start at $62 per person. 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
Lyndale Park Rose Garden Also known as Lake Harriett Rose Garden, pets are welcome on-leash in this lovely rose garden, which is a great spot for a walk or to relax over a good book. Garden hours are 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Parking is available for an additional fee. See Details
Lake of the Isles Dog Park Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located on Lake of the Isles Parkway. See Details
Explore Minnehaha Dog Park Explore Minnehaha Dog Park is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. Join your host and dogs to take a walk through Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park, and experience the sweeping Mississippi River views, the tall rustling trees, the well-maintained trails, and the joy of dogs living their best lives. This park is exclusive to permit holders, but this experience allows you to see it all without one. Rates start at $25. See Details
Bassett Creek Dog Park Dogs are welcome to run and play off-leash in this fenced dog park, which is open year round. See Details
Keene Creek Dog Park Pets will love to run and play off leash at this fully-fenced dog park. There is a separate area for dogs under 20 lbs. Owners need to bring their own water, and dogs must be licensed. Visitors can park at one of two lots: the lower one on N 62nd Ave W just off Grand Ave or the upper lot on Bristol St just off N 63rd Ave W. See Details
Jean & Carl Frank Canine Park Jean & Carl Frank Canine Park in Rochester is a large open space for dogs to play off-leash. The park is equipped with a variety of agility equipment, including tunnels, bridges and more. Humans can watch on from benches provided under the shade of trees. Be careful as sections of the park are not fully fenced. These sections lead to paved walking trails that you can also explore with your pooch. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind. Jean & Carl Frank Canine Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Midwest Mountaineering Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome to join you in Midwest Mountaineering as you shop for camping, climbing, paddling and winter activity supplies, as well as clothing and footwear. Midwest Mountaineering is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. See Details