A dog on the beach at Little Presque Isle
Four-Legged Fun

Travel With Your Pets

Pure Michigan is paradise for your pet.

If your family vacation isn’t complete without your dog, cat or horse, Michigan is the perfect destination for you.
Whether your favorite family member is a dog who loves to swim or a cat who hits the trails with you, there’s something for every traveler here. With pet-friendly national park sites, beaches and trails—including water and equestrian trails—throughout Michigan, you can find endless outdoor adventure to fill your itinerary. 
If you want to stop for a bite to eat, you can all sit together on a pet-friendly patio to relax and recharge. Lodging also isn't a problem here, as there are many places to stay that welcome pets. 
 
Learn more about accessible travel and find service animal information here.
Michigan State Parks
Michigan's Department of Natural Resources has put together a guide for traveling with your pet to state parks. With pet-friendly beaches, trails and lodging at state parks, they have everything you need for traveling with your furry friends. 
A golden retriever puppy with a tennis ball
National Park Sites

Michigan has seven national park sites, many of which you can visit with your pet. Learn about the rules for each national park site below. 

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore →
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore →
North Country National Scenic Trail →
River Raisin National Battlefield Park →

a biker with his dog on a leash
Pet-Friendly Destinations
Discover some of Michigan's top destinations for pet-friendly travel, and plan ahead to make sure you are fully prepared. 

Detroit →
Grand Rapids →
Mackinac Island →
Marquette →
Mt. Pleasant →
South Haven →
A dog in a kayak with its owner
Equestrian Travel
If your ideal vacation includes saddling up your horse, Michigan is the perfect destination with endless equestrian trails full of picturesque views and a variety of horse-friendly campgrounds.
A woman on a horse
A dog swimming at Kirk Park Beach
Make your trip enjoyable for the whole family by selecting the perfect, pet-friendly beaches along your route. 
Three Dogs at Lumberman's Monument
Michigan has endless trails just waiting to be explored and some pet-fluencers are here to recommend their favorite trails across the state. 
Two dogs laying on the beach
From hotels and breweries, to trails and dog-beaches, Michigan is the ideal place for a perfect pet-friendly vacation. 
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