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Celebrating National Pet Day

The Fox Cities area boasts plenty of fun and activities for pet owners. From trails and parks to events such as Dog Day at the Pool, we are proud to welcome your 4-legged family members to our area. And we wouldn't offer Wisconsin's Best Shopping without having stores where your pet can shop too! Plan your trip to the Fox Cities now and this time, bring your furry best friend with you!


Trestle Trail - This trail is in both Neenah and Menasha. Dogs are welcome on the trestle trail and in the adjoining Rydell Conservancy which has rustic but well maintained wood chipped paths, it’s a very easy 1 mile loop.

To extend your walk from the Trestle, follow the paved path along North Lake Street as it turns West and parallels Highway 10 for many miles or head south and follow the trail into the City of Neenah. The current trail follows North Lake Street and then tucks into Herb and Dolly Smith Park along the southern shore of Little Lake Butte des Morts into Arrowhead Park. The trail continues into Gateway Plaza in Downtown Neenah. 

Neenah is one of our most dog-friendly communities and dogs are allowed on leash in all city parks.

Loop the Little Lake is an initiative underway to continue the trail from Arrowhead park across the water again to meet back up with the Fox Cities Trestle. The proposed loop will be 3.2 miles and dog-friendly too of course.

Wiowash Trail offers miles of dog and human-friendly peace and tranquility.  Located just 5 miles west of the Fox Cities, the WIOUWASH  is a state trail in two sections. The Southern section covers 22 miles between Hortonville and Oshkosh. Plenty of access points with parking are available. Snowmobiles are allowed on the trail in winter, so it’s always best to check trail conditions.

High Cliff State Park has 16  miles of great trails and dogs are allowed on almost all of them. The park is open year round and offers spectacular views of Lake Winnebago from the limestone cliffs in throughout park.

Dog Parks

Kauakuna Dog Park - The 13 acre dog park contains three areas which are all grass-covered. There is a fenced in small dog area, a very large fenced in area for all dogs, and a fenced in pond where dogs can swim. There is also a walking trail around the perimeter of the pond which includes 2 bridges

Outagamie County Dog Park - This 17-acre fences park is open year round (a portion closes in the winter) and offers plenty of trials, terrain and furry friends for Fido. It’s common to see the humans milling about and socializing while the dogs run full out with the pack.

Shopping for your pet

Lucy's Closet Pet Boutique Located in Neenah, they Offer specialty treats and unique pet apparel, you're sure to find something great for your furry-friends!

The Depawsitory - Located Downtown Appleton, specializing in eco-friendly toys, pet accessories and all natural treats!

Pet Friendly Lodging

Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel, Neenah

Candlewood Suites, Grand Chute

Comfort Suites, Grand Chute

Copperleaf Boutique Hotel & Spa, Appleton

Country Inn & Suites, Grand Chute

GrandStay Hotel & Suites, Grand Chute

Quality Inn, Grand Chute

Best Western Fox Valley Inn, Grand Chute

Courtyard by Marriott - Appleton Riverfront

Extended Stay America, Grand Chute

Fairfield Inn, Grand Chute

La Quinta Inn & Suites, Grand Chute

Microtel Inn, Grand Chute

Quality Inn & Suites, Kimberly

Red Roof Inn, Grand Chute

Residence Inn by Marriott, Grand Chute

Pet Events

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers baseball game - Bark in the Park at Fox Cities Stadium - May 20, 2018

Dog Day at the Pool, Appleton - August 25, 2018

Drool in the Pool, Neenah - August 2018 (date TBD)

Furry Flurry dog walk, Neenah - August 18, 2018

Other seasonal events include an Easter Egg Hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny and photos with Santa

*Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 12:26

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3433 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914


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