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Explore the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness with your Dog

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness is the largest state park in Michigan. Located in the upper peninsula, the park covers 60,000 acres of forest, lakes, and rivers along the shore of Lake Superior. The Porcupine Mountains themselves form a 12-mile-long escarpment that parallels the Lake Superior Lakeshore for a distance of 1.5 miles. On a clear day, […]

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A Dog-Friendly Adventure in Canada: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of spring and summer weather here in Minnesota. Last year, I used the long weekend to backpack a portion of the Border Route Trail in the Boundary Waters Canoa Area. This year, I had planned to spend 4 days and 3 nights thru-hiking the Kekekabic Trail, which is also […]

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Exploring White Sands National Park with your Dog

White Sands National Park is one of the newest parks to be designated as an official U.S. national park. It was only in 2019 that this national monument was upgraded to National Park status. And of the 5 most recent additions to the list of U.S. National Parks, this one is my favorite. Protecting 275 […]

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Tettegouche State Park: One of Minnesota’s Best Dog-Friendly Fall Hikes

Fall in Minnesota is a brief 2-3 week period of hiking amongst bright reds, yellows, and oranges. The temporary transformation of the forests can feel truly magical. If you love hiking through the vibrant trees amid crisp autumn weather as much as I do, you may be looking to discover where in Minnesota you should […]

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3 Dog-friendly Hiking Trails in the Southwestern Corner of MN

The southwestern corner of Minnesota is often overlooked when it comes to outdoor recreation the state. Admittedly, it can be hard to compete with the pristine remote beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness or the waterfalls and rocky lakeshore of Lake Superior along the North Shore. But if you are in the area, […]

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The Border Route Trail: Dog-Friendly Backpacking in MN’s Boundary Waters

The Border Route Trail (BRT) is a 65-mile trail in the northeast corner of Minnesota. It is a beautiful, remote trail that follows the Canadian border into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA). The eastern terminus of this trail is just outside the BWCA and connects with the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT). At the […]

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Hiking Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch with your Dog

Located on the border of Utah and Arizona, the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness protects 112,000 acres of land. This wilderness area contains several great day hikes, as well as offering the opportunity to backpack and stay overnight in Paria Canyon. Depending on whether you also hike Buckskin Gulch and which trailhead you start at, a […]

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15 Fantastic Thru-Hikes that Allow Dogs in the United States

Do you have a dog who loves backpacking as much as you do? Interested in taking your dog with you on a thru-hike, but frustrated with the many trails with sections that do not allow dogs? If so, then this is the blog post for you! I found the map below on Backpacker.com. Most people […]

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Thru-Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail with Your Dog

One of my favorite hiking trails in Minnesota is the Superior Hiking Trail. This dog-friendly hiking trail stretches 310 miles from the Minnesota-Wisconsin border south of Duluth to the Minnesota-Canadian border. While I have hiked several short sections of this trail, recently I have begun considering a thru-hike with my dog, Glia. While there are […]

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How to Find Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in the United States

The United States of America is a large country with lots of diverse landscapes to explore. After spending several months roadtripping with my dogs, I have found big differences in the numbers of dog friendly trails from region to region. But by following a few simple guidelines, you should be able to find a dog-friendly […]