Top Dog Friendly Activities in Nebraska

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation in Nebraska. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed, 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 in Nebraska.

Hanscom Park Dog Park

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Hanscom Park Dog Park has a small dog area, a large dog area, and an area for regular use. There is a water fountain onsite but it is only on between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The park is located on a hill and there are several trees to provide shade to visitors.

Rickman's Run Dog Park at Holmes Lake

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Pets love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes separate small dog area, picnic tables, benches, and a creek for dogs to swim in.

Hefflinger Dog Park

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Pets love the chance to run leash-free in this fenced dog park, which includes a separate area for smaller pets. The park can get muddy, so bring towels.

Jewell Dog Park

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This fenced dog park includes separate areas for small and large dogs. It's a great place for your pet to get some off-leash exercise, but remember to bring water.

Oak Lake Dog Park

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This conveniently located, fenced dog park is a great place to take your dog for an off-leash run. Be sure to bring water.

Walnut Creek Park Off Leash Area

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Your pet will love to take a dip on a hot day at this off-leash area, which includes a swimming pond. Fenced on three sides.

Chalco Hills Recreation Area

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Dogs are welcome to run and play off-leash in the designated area of this beautiful Omaha hiking area, though be careful as the park is only fenced on one side.

Big Papio Trail

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The Big Papio Trail is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Omaha! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Big Papio 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032193">TrailLink.com</a>.

Waggin' Tails Bark Park at Centennial Park

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This 2-acre park is fenced in with a separate area for small dogs. There are water fountains and benches.

Memorial Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome in Memorial Park, which is located near University Avenue and Robert H Storz Drive.

Keystone Trail

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The Keystone 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 Omaha! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Keystone 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016472">TrailLink.com</a>.

Meadowlark North Dog Park

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Your pet will love to get some off-leash exercise at this fenced Kearney dog park, which includes benches and shade. Bring water!

Field Club Trail

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The Field Club 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 Omaha! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Field Club 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016464">TrailLink.com</a>.

West Papio Trail

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The West Papio Trail is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Omaha! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the West Papio 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032194">TrailLink.com</a>.

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (Omaha Branch)

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Walk in the steps of the famous explorers on this multi-state trail. Keep Fido on a leash while you enjoy the beauty of nature as you hike along this historic path.

Elmwood Park

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This historic park features several walking trails, picnic areas, shelters, and restrooms.

Hastings Dog Park

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Bring your pet to run and play off-leash at this dog park, though be careful as there have been some holes in fencing reported.

MoPac Trail

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The MoPac 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 Lincoln! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the MoPac 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016474">TrailLink.com</a>.

Bellevue Loop Trail

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The Bellevue Loop Trail is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Bellevue! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bellevue Loop 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032192">TrailLink.com</a>.

Bryson's Airboat Tours

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Enjoy adventure with your leashed canine companion and Bryson's Airboat Tours. Providing adventure on the Platte River, Bryson's Airboat Tours caters to individual and group needs. Visitors may even catch a glimpse of local wildlife while enjoying a thrilling tour aboard a Panther airboat capable of reaching 60 mph.

Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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Pets are not allowed on Zoo grounds but a limited kenneling service is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information about this service or questions, please contact Guest Services at (402) 733-8401. Drop them off when you get there, pick then up when you leave.

Rock Island Trail

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The Rock Island 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 Lincoln! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Rock Island 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016485">TrailLink.com</a>.

Northside Bark Park

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This park is not yet named, as it is not open yet. The park is accepting donations to help its progress.

Cottonmill-Fort Kearny Trail

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The Cottonmill-Fort Kearny 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 Kearney! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cottonmill-Fort Kearny 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016471">TrailLink.com</a>.

Museum of the Fur Trade

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This museum celebrating the history of the fur trade allows you to bring your on-leash pet with you.

Ta-ha-zouka Dog Park

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This little-known dog park is a great place to take your pet for some off-leash exercise. Fully fenced with separate small dog area, drinking water, benches, and shade.

Beatrice Dog Park

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Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes separate small dog area, running water, and picnic tables.

West Papio Trail

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The West Papio Trail is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Papillion! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the West Papio 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032194">TrailLink.com</a>.

Betty's Trail (part of Cottonmill to Ft. Kearney Trail)

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The Betty's Trail (part of Cottonmill to Ft. Kearney 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 Kearney! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Betty's Trail (part of Cottonmill to Ft. Kearney 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6363010">TrailLink.com</a>.

Steamboat Trace Trail

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The Steamboat Trace 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 Nebraska City! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Steamboat Trace 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016454">TrailLink.com</a>.

Homestead Corridor Trail

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The Homestead Corridor 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 Lincoln! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Homestead Corridor 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6233398">TrailLink.com</a>.

Homestead Corridor Trail

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The Homestead Corridor 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 Pickrell! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Homestead Corridor 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6233398">TrailLink.com</a>.

Pioneer's Path (part of Cottonmill to Ft. Kearney Trail)

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The Pioneer's Path (part of Cottonmill to Ft. Kearney 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 Kearney! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Pioneer's Path (part of Cottonmill to Ft. Kearney 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6363011">TrailLink.com</a>.

Cowboy Trail (Open Segments)

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The Cowboy Trail (Open Segments) 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 Valentine! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cowboy Trail (Open Segments). 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016458">TrailLink.com</a>.

Riverside Dog Park

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Pets rave about this fun, fenced, off-leash dog park near the zoo, which includes a separate small dog area, running water, and fire hydrants.

Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center

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We do not have a lot of shade at the Spike and welcome your large pets inside our lobby area as long as they are on a leash. If you pet is able to be carried, you make carry him/her throughout the attraction. You are responsible for picking up and keeping your pet disciplined at all times for safety reasons. Please enjoy your visit.

Columbus Bark Park

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Bark Park features a fenced grassy area with separate sections for large and small dogs, plus agility equipment. *Temporarily closed summer 2016 due to severe storm damage^

Cowboy Trail (Open Segments)

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The Cowboy Trail (Open Segments) 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 Norfolk! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cowboy Trail (Open Segments). 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016458">TrailLink.com</a>.

Hickman Linear Park Trail

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The Hickman Linear Park 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 Hickman! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hickman Linear Park 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016467">TrailLink.com</a>.

Niobrara Trail

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The Niobrara 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 Niobrara! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Niobrara 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016478">TrailLink.com</a>.

Two Lakes Trail

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The Two Lakes Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Columbus! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Two Lakes 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032570">TrailLink.com</a>.

Oak Creek Trail

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The Oak Creek 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 Valparaiso! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Oak Creek 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016479">TrailLink.com</a>.

Earl May Nursery & Garden Center

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Leashed dogs are welcome at this full-service nursery and garden center.

Homestead Corridor Trail

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The Homestead Corridor 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 Beatrice! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Homestead Corridor 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6233398">TrailLink.com</a>.

Steamboat Trace Trail

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The Steamboat Trace 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 Peru! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Steamboat Trace 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016454">TrailLink.com</a>.

Dannebrog Rail-Trail

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The Dannebrog 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 Dannebrog! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Dannebrog 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016459">TrailLink.com</a>.

The Links (part of Cottonmill to Ft. Kearney Trail)

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The The Links (part of Cottonmill to Ft. Kearney 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 Kearney! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the The Links (part of Cottonmill to Ft. Kearney 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6363002">TrailLink.com</a>.

Cowboy Trail (Open Segments)

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The Cowboy Trail (Open Segments) 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 Oneill! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cowboy Trail (Open Segments). 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016458">TrailLink.com</a>.

Oak Creek Trail

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The Oak Creek 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 Dwight! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Oak Creek 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016479">TrailLink.com</a>.

Cowboy Trail (Open Segments)

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The Cowboy Trail (Open Segments) 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 Neligh! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cowboy Trail (Open Segments). 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016458">TrailLink.com</a>.

Plum Creek Trail

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The Plum Creek Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Seward! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Plum Creek 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6279985">TrailLink.com</a>.

Steamboat Trace Trail

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The Steamboat Trace 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 Brownville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Steamboat Trace 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016454">TrailLink.com</a>.

Trailrace Trail (part of Cottonmill to Ft. Kearney Trail)

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The Trailrace Trail (part of Cottonmill to Ft. Kearney Trail) is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Kearney! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Trailrace Trail (part of Cottonmill to Ft. Kearney 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6363009">TrailLink.com</a>.

Oak Creek Trail

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The Oak Creek 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 Brainard! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Oak Creek 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016479">TrailLink.com</a>.

Wiggly Field Dog Park

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Wiggly Field Dog Park offers 2.5-acres of grassy freedom for your pup to enjoy from sunrise to sundown. Features include a separate area for small or shy dogs, agility equipment, wading pools, drinking water, cleanup stations, covered gazebo, and stone benches.

Homestead Corridor Trail

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The Homestead Corridor 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 Cortland! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Homestead Corridor 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6233398">TrailLink.com</a>.

Cowboy Trail (Open Segments)

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The Cowboy Trail (Open Segments) 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 Wood Lake! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cowboy Trail (Open Segments). 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016458">TrailLink.com</a>.

Happy Jack Chalk Mine

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Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome to join their humans on tours of the Happy Jack Chalk Mine, one of the most unusual sites of geological interests on the Great Plains. In addition to the mine, you will find hiking trails, picnic areas, scenic views, and over 150 varieties of native plant life in the area.