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Pet-Friendly Travel

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Dog jumping off a dock into Ottertail Lake at sunset / Allie Hoeft

When it comes to pleasing furry, four-legged travelers, Minnesota knows how to keep those tails wagging.

Whether strolling the many trails and parks of the Twin Cities, dining on patios in Grand Marais, camping in the Boundary Waters or exploring vast networks of trails in Duluth and St. Paul, there’s plenty to keep you and your pup happily adventuring together through this pet-friendly state. 

Boy in mask and dog at Lora Hotel

Paul Vincent

Dog-Friendly Lodging

Many of Minnesota's resorts, hotels, bed & breakfasts and beyond aim to please both you and your four-legged family members. No matter which corner of the state you want to explore, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to stay.

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Perros y una mujer en un campamento

Acampar con perros en el Superior National Forest / Alyssa Hei

Canine Camping

There’s nothing better than nature when traveling with your pup, and there are countless dog-friendly campgrounds where you can enjoy access to Minnesota’s abundant parks, trails and 10,000 lakes.

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Minneapolis skyline behind Bde Maka Ska

Kayaking on Bde Maka Ska at sunset / Mike Krivit Photography, courtesy Meet Minneapolis

Tail-Wagging in the Twin Cities

With award-winning parks, trails and urban lakes, the Twin Cities bring pet-friendly fun to a host of outdoor adventures.

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Couple and dog standing on cliff in the fall

Hike to a scenic overlook of the St. Croix River at Interstate State Park / Paul Vincent

Dog-Friendly Hikes

We can think of no better way to explore Minnesota than a hike along some of its fabulous trails with your four-legged BFF by your side. Here are six parks where you can have the ultimate dog-friendly Minnesota adventure.

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Winter hike with dogs at Tettegouche State Park

Take your pups on a winter hike at Tettegouche State Park / Rick Scheradella

Frosty Fun

There’s heaps of fun to encounter throughout winter: from hiking trails and skijoring adventures, to off-leash indoor playgroups and pup-friendly shops and breweries.

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