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
899 East U Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49097
900 S 8th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
1108 Praire Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI
6604 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI
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6359 134th Ave, Saugatuck, MI
8th Ave & Blue Star Hwy, South Haven, MI
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.
Pet Friendly Restaurants & Attractions
3023 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI
3480 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, MI
190 5th St, Benton Harbor, MI
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Handmade microbrews and live music to go along with the dog-friendly beer garden. Food menu includes salads, sandwiches, and specialty pizza.
22 E. Center St, Douglas, MI
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.
118 S Main St, Vicksburg, MI
The Distant Whistle Brewhouse offers delicious fresh craft beers and cider produced on-site, weekly musical performances, and an open door food policy allowing you to bring food in from many of the local restaurants.
2170 62nd St, Ganges, MI
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.
127 Hoffman St, Saugatuck, MI
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.
449 Water St, Saugatuck, MI
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.
701 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
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.
6865 W Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, MI
All dogs are welcome on the grounds, although only dogs that can be carried are allowed in the buildings.
Thornton Dr, Stevensville, MI
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.