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Pets of (269)™

Posted on May 28th, 2018

When making vacation plans, pet owners often look for the lowdown on pet approved attractions, as well as recommendations on dog beaches, off-leash parks, outdoor restaurants and more. Check out our list of places you can enjoy with your furry friends in the (269) area!





Off-leash Dog Parks 



Prairie View Dog Park

899 East U Ave

Kalamazoo, MI 49097



My favorite part of going to the park was paying Sami $2 to jump in the lake

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Meadow Run Dog Park

900 S 8th St

Kalamazoo, MI 49009



I love “eating” the sprinkler water! ?

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Fairmont Dog Park

1108 Praire Avenue 

Kalamazoo, MI


The Bark Park

6604 Lovers Lane

Portage, MI


Tails ‘n’ Trails Dog Park

6359 134th Ave

Saugatuck, MI



I made a new #frand and she showed me the trail through the woooooooods! #dogpark #frands #friend #friends #play

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South Haven Bark Park

A Safe Place for People and their Dogs to Play! A fenced in, off-leash dog park where well-behaved canine citizens can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife. To develop a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park’s rules and restrictions. To view this park as a community project, in partnership with the City of South Haven and South Haven Area Recreational Park (SHARP), designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike.

8th Ave & Blue Star Hwy

South Haven, MI



Pet Friendly Restaurants & Attractions



Spirit of Kalamazoo 

154 S Kalamazoo Mall

Kalamazoo, MI


The Livery

Handmade microbrews and live music to go along with the dog-friendly beer garden. Food menu includes salads, sandwiches, and specialty pizza.

190 5th St

Benton Harbor, MI


Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time is a gathering place serving unique wine, craft beer, charcuterie, small plates, and homemade desserts in a relaxed atmosphere. Take a seat on the lawn, play a game of Jenga or Cornhole, or relax on the dog-friendly porch.

22 E. Center St

Douglas, MI




O’Duffy’s Pub

O’Duffy’s is a charming little corner pub in a neighborhood of older homes. Pet friendly spot conveniently located in the university area.

804 W Vine St,

Kalamazoo, MI




Virtue Cider

Virtue specializes in crafting European-style ciders from fresh heirloom apples using an oak barrel-aging and fermentation system that retains the apples’ aromas and sweetness. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

2170 62nd St

Ganges, MI


Uncommon Coffee Roasters

Uncommon offers classic and signature coffee drinks at its espresso bar, fresh baked breads and treats, and light breakfast and lunch fare. Outdoor patio welcomes dogs.

127 Hoffman St

Saugatuck, MI



hey twinkletoes

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Wicks Park

Wicks Park offers an inviting bar and grill atmosphere to complement a menu of tasty American cuisine. Choose from traditional favorites such as beef sliders, New Orleans style gumbo, western burgers, fish tacos, Sicilian pizza, and a quality selection of craft, domestic, and imported beer. Covered outdoor patio welcomes leashed dogs.

449 Water St

Saugatuck, MI


Arcadia Brewing Company

A pet-friendly beer garden that has direct access to the Kalamazoo River for kayaks and canoes and over 20 miles of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail’s paved bike and pedestrian pathways. Have a brew or some food over a game of shuffleboard and cornhole, then take it easy around our gas-lit council fire.

701 E Michigan Ave

Kalamazoo, MI



I like brewery’s that allow dogs. ?? @arcadiaales #dogpositive #dogsandbeer

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Gilmore Car Museum

All dogs are welcome on the grounds, although only dogs that can be carried are allowed in the buildings.

6865 W Hickory Rd

Hickory Corners, MI


Grand Mere State Park

Grand Mere State Park is characterized by magnificent sand dunes, deep blowouts and one mile of Lake Michigan shoreline. Three inland lakes lie behind the dunes in the undeveloped natural area. Dogs are permitted. The hike to the beach is long and moderately challenging. This hike results in an secluded beach where you and your dog can enjoy sun and fun.

Thornton Dr

Stevensville, MI



When life is not being a forest, it’s a beach!

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