We Are Pet Friendly in Amish Country!

It’s spring, and everyone’s eager to get outdoors including your canine companion. There are tons of things to do around Amish Country along the Heritage Trail for you and your furry friend.

First thing that comes to mind, of course, is a stroll through the park. Elkhart has great parks for fun with your dog. The River Walk, which passes through downtown Elkhart and several parks including Island Park, is always popular. Goshen offers plenty of beautiful parks and trails that work for bicyclists as well as hikers and dog walkers. More


Then there are the county parks. Bonneyville Mill, near Bristol, has miles of well-marked, wooded paths that wind along small streams and lead around the parks oldest operating grist mill. The trails there may be more challenging for some as they travel up hills and down mulch covered walk-ways. Ox Bow County Park in Elkhart, offers plenty of flat, paved walkways as well as non-paved wooded trails.

Please keep in mind all city, town and county parks require that your canine companion be on a leash.  And clean-up is a must!!

There are more great places than I have space here to mention for you and your paw-footed friend to enjoy. But don’t worry! We’ve made a Top Ten list of Pet Friendly Stops along the Heritage Trail just for that reason.  Everything from grooming to baked goods for pets, this list surely has something for everyone. By everyone, we mean Fido too!

What are your favorite places to go with your dog?

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