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The Dog-Friendly Superior Hiking Trail: Gooseberry Falls to Castle Danger

Discover Minnesota’s premier backpacking trail, as we describe our dog-friendly backpacking trip along the Superior Hiking Trail from Gooseberry Falls to Castle Danger. The Superior Hiking Trail The Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) is the most well-known backpacking trail in Minnesota. The trail starts south of the city of Duluth and travels along the North Shore […]

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Bring your Dog to Banning State Park: The Perfect Day-Hike Destination

Banning State Park in Sandstone, Minnesota is my favorite Minnesota State Park within an easy drive of the Twin Cities. This state park has it all: dog-friendly trails, waterfalls, rapids, forests, bluffs, and more.  What can you do in a day at Banning with your dog? Follow along with us as we spend an afternoon […]

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The Washington County (MN) Parks Pass – Is it worth it for dog owners?

When I move to a new city, one of my favorite activities is finding the best local dog-friendly hiking and walking locations. Often I start by scanning Google Maps around my new home. This is how I first found Lake Elmo Park Reserve. This park is part of the Washington County Parks system, which means […]

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5 Great Dog-Friendly State Parks in Southeastern Minnesota

Southeastern Minnesota is home to river bluffs and rolling farmland. Although not as of a popular tourist destination when compared to the North Shore or the Boundary Waters, this area of Minnesota still has some wonderful state parks of its own. The following state parks are all located in southeastern MN: Whitewater, Carley, Beaver Creek […]

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Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in Rochester, MN

Type the city of Rochester into Google, and many of you will be directed to information about Rochester, NY. But Minnesota has it’s own Rochester. Rochester, MN is mostly famous for being the birthplace of a renowned medical center – the Mayo Clinic. The economy built around this clinic has helped Rochester grow to become […]

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5 Dog-Friendly MN State Park Hikes along the St. Croix River

If you enjoy river views on your hikes, then you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to hike along the St. Croix River. The St. Croix River is a tributary of the Mississippi River and a National Scenic Riverway. There are five Minnesota State Parks situated along the St. Croix River. And luckily for those of us […]

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Hiking with Dogs at William O’Brien State Park

Less than an hour from the Twin Cities, is a beautiful Minnesota State Park along the St. Croix River. William O’Brien State Park is one of our favorite state parks for year round enjoyment. This might have something to do with the fact that it is also the closest state park to our new home. […]

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3 Dog-Friendly Frozen Waterfalls within 90 minutes of the Twin Cities

Winter in Minnesota can be long and brutal. But true Minnesotans know how to make the best of the cold. One way to make the most of the winter, is to search out experiences that are unique to the season. And hiking to frozen waterfalls is a great way to find the beauty amidst the […]

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A Dog-Friendly Guide to Banning State Park: Winter Edition

Banning State Park is located just minutes off of I-35 near Sandstone, MN. This state park is stretched along the Kettle River, offering dramatic views of turbulent rapids. In fact, there are five sets of rapids, ranging from Class III to V, located inside this state park. Some of the hiking trails parallel this river, […]

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7 Great Dog-Friendly Hiking Locations in the Twin Cities East Metro

When a dog-loving, avid hiker moves to a new city, the first thing she has to do is find the local hiking trails. Every city has a great hiking trail within an hours drive, but the ones you really have to search for are the trails within 20 minutes of your house. The ones that […]