Pet-Friendly Adventures 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! Follow Willow, a 2-year old Golden Retriever, who took a day trip around the Fox Cities to some fur-tastic places!

10:00 am – Kaukauna Dog Park
303 Farmland Dr., Kaukauna
Start the day off with letting 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 un-leashed play!

Other area dog parks: Outagamie County Dog Park and all parks in Neenah

Insider Tip: Make sure to watch the weather, especially in the Spring. Willow and her brother got a little muddy, so we went to a self-serve wash station called Shiny Dog Wash in Appleton!

11:00 am – DePawsitory
103 E College Ave., Appleton
Next, 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! Willow enjoyed wandering around the shop and picking out a treat!

Other pet-friendly stores: Avenue Jewlers, Coventry Glassworks & Gallery, 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 ave!

11:30 pm – The Stoneyard Bar & Grill
N140 Eisenhower Dr, Appleton
As the lunch hour approaches, grab a bite to eat with your pooch at the Stone Yard. The Stone Yard is a sports bar and grill that has 3 locations throughout the Fox Cities, all with pet-friendly patios. They specialize in great food and entertainment! Willow enjoyed her time hanging out on the patio at Darboy location.

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

1:00 pm – 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 look-out point and the 40-foot observation tower for some beautiful views year-round!

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

2:30 pm – Chubby Seagull
N7663 Pigeon Rd, Sherwood
Finish the afternoon with some 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. Their summer hours start May 11th when they’ll be open 9am-9pm daily.

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 Appleton West
Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort
Candlewood Suites
Cobblestone Hotel & Suites
Comfort Suites
Copperleaf Boutique Hotel & Spa
Country Inn & Suites Little Chute
Courtyard by Marriott Appleton Riverfront
Extended Stay America
GrandStay Hotel & Suites
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Microtel Inn & Suites
Motel 6
Quality Inn Appleton
Quality Inn & Suites Kimberly
Residence Inn by Marriott
Valley Inn

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Mackenzie Utpadel

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