A Dog-Friendly Day in the Fox Cities

Visit the Fox Cities with your four-legged friend!

Many people consider their pets as members of their family, so why leave them behind when planning a trip? The Fox Cities in northeastern Wisconsin has plenty of pet-friendly places to experience with your furry friend. Take a day trip around the Fox Cities to some of these fur-tastic places!

Kaukauna Dog Park
303 Farmland Dr., Kaukauna

Let your pup release some energy! The Kaukauna Dog Park has 13-acres of grass-covered areas which include a small dog area, a large dog area, and a fenced-in pond where dogs can swim. If you’d like to get some exercise as well, take advantage of the walking trail around the pond. The park is open year-round and is the perfect place for unleashed play.

Luna the Corgi taking a rest at the Kaukauna Dog Park PC: @lunathewicorgi
Lilo and friends playing at Kaukauna Dog Park PC: @ybbils

Other area dog parks: all parks in Neenah, pets must be on a leash.

103 E College Ave., Appleton

Head to Downtown Appleton if you’re looking to spoil your four-legged friend. The DePawsitory has everything your pet needs from Wisconsin-sourced food and homemade treats to a plethora of toys and other pet essentials.

Other pet-friendly stores: Eco Candle Co., Joseph’s Shoes, Surfin’ Bird Skateshop, Krueger True Value, Lucy’s Pet Closet, PetSmart, PetCo, and Pet Supplies Plus.

Insider tip: After you treat your pup, treat yourself to a coffee and baked good at Copper Rock Coffee Co. or Brewed Awakenings, which both have pet-friendly patios right down the Avenue.

The Stoneyard Bar & Grill

W3010 Edgewood Trail Appleton, Wisconsin 54913

Grab a bite to eat for lunch with your pooch at the Stone Yard. The Stone Yard is a sports bar and grill that has two locations throughout the Fox Cities, both with pet-friendly patios. They specialize in great food and entertainment!

Other pet-friendly restaurants: Tempest, Copper Rock Coffee, Fox River House, Brewed Awakenings, Ground Round, Mr. Brew’s Tap House, and Zuppas.

Willow enjoying Ground Round's Outdoor Patio PC: Ground Round

High Cliff State Park 

N7630 State Park Rd., Sherwood

If you’re looking to take your 'good dog' on a walk, High Cliff State Park is a perfect place to explore! Leashed pets are welcome on the trails throughout the park. High Cliff also has two picnic areas and a swimming area for dogs. Make sure to visit the lookout points and the 40-foot observation tower for some beautiful views every season of the year.

Murph enjoying the view at High Cliff State Park PC: @katkopetsky

Other pet-friendly trails: Fox Cities Trestle Trail, Loop the Lake Trail, Fox Trot Trail and Apple Creek Trail.

Check out these 4-legged Friends on Fox Cities Trails!

Reece enjoyed the trails a little too much PC: @1paigeowens1
Boyd & Mac out for a stroll on the Loop the Lake Trestle

Chubby Seagull
N7663 Pigeon Rd, Sherwood

Don't miss a stop for ice cream at The Chubby Seagull. Located right at the entrance of High Cliff State Park, this quaint shop offers amazing ice cream, pizza, and other menu items. Their patio is pet-friendly and they are always happy to give your pup an ice-cream treat.

If you’re looking to take an overnight trip to the Fox Cities, the following lodging locations ensure your pet can visit our area with you:

AmericInn by Wyndham Appleton Airport
Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort
Candlewood Suites
Cobblestone Hotel & Suites
Comfort Suites
Copperleaf Boutique Hotel & Spa
Courtyard by Marriott Appleton Riverfront
Extended Stay America
Home2 Suites by Hilton Appleton
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Microtel Inn & Suites
Motel 6
Quality Inn Appleton
Quality Inn & Suites Kimberly
Residence Inn by Marriott

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