YOUR GUIDE TO WISCONSIN’S BEST PET-FRIENDLY VACATIONS

Pack the doggy’s bag!

Vacations are better with company, so why leave your best friend at home? You can find so many ways to enjoy a Wisconsin getaway with your canine companion—there are plenty of hotels, restaurants, shops, and beaches across the state that welcome four-legged visitors. So, pack the leash, the treats, and the dog bowl and ask your little pal “Want to go for a ride?”

Stevens Point Area

Near the center of Wisconsin, you’ll find plenty to do outdoors with your pooch. Parks like Standing Rocks Park, the George W. Mead Wildlife Area, and the Green Circle Trail welcome dogs. You’ll find nine hotels that allow dogs, four kennels, two pet supply retailers and some tasty, pet-friendly dining spots. Enjoy a meal on the patio at Emy J’s or The Hilltop Pub & Grill and grab a pup cup at Belt’s Soft Serve. See dining details here.

Boulder Junction and Vilas County

The Musky Capital of the World™ might as well be called the Husky Capital of the World. There are lodging establishments that welcome dogs in the heart of Boulder Junction, as well as nearby cabins and resorts nestled in the beautiful forests throughout Vilas County. You’ll also find pet-friendly parks like Boulder Junction Winter Park and Nichols Beach.

Middleton

This community is known for its great shopping, so it’s the perfect place to pamper your pet. There are several dog-friendly retailers and doggy daycare businesses at your service, as well as two dog parks. Leashed dogs are welcome on all of Middleton’s award-winning trails.

West Bend

Minutes from Milwaukee, West Bend is your convenient canine getaway. The community has pet-friendly lodging, outdoor dining that accommodates pets, and pets are allowed in Ridge Run Park as well as all Washington County parks. Take your dog geocaching–West Bend is the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest™ and your pooch can help you sniff out those hidden caches!

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