Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Canton, MI

There are 15 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Canton. 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 Canton.

Pet Friendly Rotary Park
Rotary Park You're sure to run into other friendly dog owners when you take a stroll with your on-leash pet through the wooded trails of this park. See Details
Pet Friendly Huron Valley Trail System (South Lyon Rail-Trail)
Huron Valley Trail System (South Lyon Rail-Trail) The Huron Valley Trail System (South Lyon 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 New Hudson! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Huron Valley Trail System (South Lyon 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Maybury State Park Maybury State Park Contains almost 1,000 acres of gently rolling terrain, open meadow, mature forest, a variety of wildlife and abundant wildflowers, the park gives people an opportunity to get involved in outdoor recreation activities in a state park setting. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or in swimming areas. See Details
Proud Lake Recreation Area Proud Lake Recreation Area is located on the scenic Huron River and offers diverse and plentiful recreational opportunities. More than 20 miles of trails cover several diverse habitats. It also offers the unique River Hawk Lodge. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or in swimming areas. See Details
Shiawassee Park Shiawassee Park is dog-friendly. This secluded spot on a river has a playground for kids, tennis courts, basbeall areas, a large pavilion and a gazebo to hang out under on hot days. Your leashed pup can join you on the paved trails that weave their way around the park, as long as you clean up any mess that they leave behind. See Details
Island Lake Recreation Area Island Lake Recreation Area has one of the nation's safest shooting ranges. The park has great canoeing, volleyball courts, picnic shelters, swimming and cabins to rent. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or in swimming areas. See Details
Huron Valley Trail System (South Lyon Rail-Trail) The Huron Valley Trail System (South Lyon 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 South Lyon! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Huron Valley Trail System (South Lyon 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum Nichols Arboretum is pet-friendly. Although the botanical gardens are off the cards for dogs, pups are welcome to join their owners on the trails around the arboretum. Enjoy the varied fauna from the pet-friendly trails with your leashed pup. Nichols Arboretum is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk; free admission. See Details
Gallup Park Gallup Park is pet-friendly. Gallup comprises 69 acres, including 3 miles of paved trails. It's situated across an area of the Huron River and offers great views to visitors. It's also adjacent to the Furstenberg Nature Area. There are bathrooms and pleasant picnic places along the way. Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the trails with their owners. See Details
Barton Nature Area ​Barton Nature Area is a dog friendly, 102-acre park located along the Huron River on Huron River Drive, a few miles north of downtown. The park is in two sections: the larger is known locally as the oxbow, and connects to Argo; the smaller is known as Foster, and is accessible only by boat from Barton Pond. The main parking lot is located on Huron River Dr, just northwest of Bird Rd, near Barton Dam. A smaller pull-off lot is located further east on Huron River Dr near M-14 and Main St. Bridges from the parking areas allow pedestrian access to the oxbow. There is a picnic area next to the main parking lot. Dogs must remain leashed at all times. See Details
Broadway Park Broadway Park is a dog friendly, 5-acre park located off Broadway along the Huron River. It connects to Riverside Park by an asphalt path and has a staircase to Broadway crossing under the bridge. It has mostly open field area with clusters of trees and shrubs and features a great stretch of river for canoeing. This park features a dog run where Fido can run off leash. An annual off-leash dog permit is required for access to the designated off-leash areas. See Details
Willow Metropark Willow Metropark is pet-friendly. Here, you'll find miles of paved and unpaved trails through woods and along the Huron River and Washago Pond. It's a quiet place to bring your pooch for a leashed walk. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Willow Metropark is open every day of the week from 7am to 10pm. See Details
Fuller Park ​​Fuller Park is a dog friendly, 60-acre recreation area located on Fuller Road and Maiden Lane. The perimeter of the park is the Huron River, with a pedestrian bridge connection to Island Park. The play area was designed and built by the community and is one of the largest in the City. There are picnic tables located near the play area, and parking both at the park and across Fuller Road. An accessible asphalt path connects to the play area and pool facilities. Doggie paddle days at the pool are held once a year. Check their website and social media pages for current event schedule. See Details
Lake Erie Metropark Bring Fido to enjoy a walk and swim at Lake Erie Metropark, a dog-friendly open space in Brownstown Township, MI. Fido is welcome on most trails which are paved and lead visitors along the picturesque lake and marsh. Take a seat on one of the picnic benches overlooking the Detroit River while Fido rests alongside you in the grass. The on-site swimming pool hosts a special weekend exclusively for dogs at the end of the summer season. When not swimming, Fido should be leashed in order to protect nesting birds and many other species of wildlife in this area. See Details
Oakwoods Metropark Oakwoods Metropark is a dog-friendly nature park and scenic wooded area welcoming locals and visitors to New Boston, MI. Dogs are welcome to accompany you on a hike along paved trails leading through mature woodlands to scenic overlooks. Visitors can also trek down a 15 mile trail which connects to Willow and Lower Huron Metroparks. Dogs can swim in the Huron River which meanders through the park and is also a launching spot for canoeists and kayakers. Bring Fido, a picnic, your hiking boots and a sense of adventure for a day out at this beautiful 1,756-acre Metropark. See Details