Posted Date: February 2, 2017
It's World Wetlands Day - here's some lovely wetlands you can enjoy with your dog.
Today marks World Wetlands Day which is designed to promote the preservation of wetlands internationally. Aside from being important for maintaining a healthy ecosystem, wetlands serve as a valuable spot for people to enjoy nature. While some wetlands are off-limits to dog in order to promote the health and welfare of many species such as birds, many others are welcome you and your canine friend. Taking our dogs out for a nature walk is a great way to unwind and give them some environmental enrichment away from their training routine. Plus it's an excellent way for you to de-stress before or after a trial. Here's a short list of some terrific wetlands around the country that you can visit with your dog.
Clark County Wetlands Park (Henderson, NV) Dogs can go in the trails around the preserve but not inside of it. The Duck Creek Trail system is very dog friendly with waste bags provided and a drinking fountain made just for dogs. Photo Credit Daniel S./Yelp
Mehraban Wetlands Park (Draper, UT) This lovely wetland area has a paved walking path thats about a mile long and winds around several ponds and marshes.
Battelle Darby Creek (Galloway, Ohio) This large park area covers over 7,000 acres. You can find several environments here including prairie, wetlands and lush forests. There are areas along two creeks you can walk your dog. It's also the home of some Bison herds! Photo Credit: Steve A./Yelp
Mason Neck State Park (Elliott City, MD) This park has some paved trails plus hiking trails that both have nice views of creeks and marshes. The park covers 1,856 acres Photo Credit: Hilary G./Yelp
Great Sand Dunes National Park (Mosca, CO) While this park is known for its enormous sand dunes, there are also many areas including alpine forests and wetlands. Photo Credit: Robin S./Yelp
Acadia National Park (Bar Harbor, ME) This lovely national park has views of both the Atlantic ocean and wetland lake areas which are particularly stunning in the fall. There are tons of hiking and walking options, with over 100 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of carriage roads. Photo Credit: Jessica Y./Yelp