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Pet-Friendly Travel

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Doing a "doggy paddle" on the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis / Paul Vincent

Tail-Wagging Adventures

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. 

A family with their dog relax at the Lora Hotel in Stillwater

The boutique Lora hotel in Stillwater retains features from site's former brewery / Paul Vincent

Pet-Friendly Hotels

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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Dogs and woman at campsite

Camping with dogs in the 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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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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Scenic overlook of the valley from Mount Trudee on the Superior Hiking Trail

Scenic overlook of the valley from Mount Trudee on the Superior Hiking Trail, which is also pet-friendly

Dog-Friendly Hikes & Brews

After hitting one of Minnesota’s scenic hiking trails with your four-legged BFF, check out these breweries for some food, fun and locally made suds. 

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