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Pet-Friendly Places Up North

Pets are part of the family and in Northern Michigan so bring Fido when you head North. Many Northern Michigan parks, beaches, trails, campgrounds, business districts, and lodging facilities are pet friendly. Here are some of the locations where dogs are welcomed.

Beaches & Campgrounds

Dog beach? Yes, in Harbor Springs at Zoll Street Beach. In Petoskey, Magnus Park is a great dog spot with pet friendly beach.

Campgrounds at the state parks with beaches such as Petoskey State Park, Wilderness State Park, or Fisherman’s Island State Park are dog friendly in the campgrounds. Dogs are not permitted on the beaches.

Shopping Districts

Stroll through the many shopping districts in Northern Michigan–Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Indian River, Boyne City, Petoskey, Mackinaw City–and you’ll find water bowls, nearby parks, and even dog mitts for cleaning up after your dog.


Hike along the North Country Trail with your dog. During the summer months, Nub’s Nob is a great place for you and your dog to hike.

Disc Golf

Pack the discs and the dog frisbee and head to one of Northern Michigan’s Disc Golf Courses.


Enjoy of one of these pet friendly hotels.

Americinn of Charlevoix, 800-634-3444
Best Western Thunderbird, Mackinaw City, 231-436-5433
Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs, 231-526-2151, Birchwood Inn
Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs, 800-462-6963, Boyne Highlands
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, 800-462-6963
Charlevoix Inn & Suites, Charlevoix, 231-547-0300
Comfort Inn, Petoskey, 231-347-9191, Comfort Inn
Days Inn, Petoskey, 231-348-8375
Econo Lodge, Mackinaw City, 877-424-6423
Econo Lodge, Petoskey, 231-348-3324
Econo Lodge at the Bridge, Mackinaw City, 877-424-6423
Grace Grange Lodge & Stable, Petoskey, 231-347-5869
Holiday Inn Express, Mackinaw City, 231-436-7100
Holiday Inn Express, Petoskey, 800-497-0155
Inn at Grey Gables, Charlevoix, 231-547-2251
Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites, Alanson, 231-548-5000, Crooked River Lodge
The Beach House, Mackinaw City, 231-436-535

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