Traveling with your pup this summer? The communities in Jefferson & northern Walworth Counties are chock full of places your pooch (and you!) will love. From parks and trails to dog-friendly lodging, we’ve got you covered!
This 1200mi footpath offers beauty to the hiker and much to explore for your pup! The Walworth & Jefferson Counties section of the trail consists of the Blue Spring Lake Segment, Blackhawk Segment, Whitewater Lake Segment, and Clover Valley Segment with a 4.9-mile connecting route. Keep your dog leashed (8-ft maximum length) and under control at all times.
This gravel/paved “rail-trail” is a popular spot, not only for bikers and skaters but walkers with their pups, too! Enjoy bridge crossings over the Rock and Crawfish Rivers. Please keep doggo on a leash no longer than 6ft.
This paved trail traverses hills, valleys, and city/rural streets. Perfect for an afternoon stroll with your pup. Stop at the picnic area for you and your dog to take a drink from the fountain and relax.
Run around with your pup at any one of these beautiful parks in diverse terrains. Fenced-off Whitewater Bark Park and Jefferson County Dog Park allow fido to roam free, however, they need registration! Keep your pup on a leash at the other parks listed except if they are going to swim at Rice Lake Picnic Area, Rice Lake Park & Boat Launch (right side of the pier), or Oak Hollow Pet Area (cross the street and follow the path down the hill to an open play area and swimming spot).
A trip to the Jones Market is always an experience to remember. Not only are the Jones meat selections fresh and out-of-this-world, visitors can sample and purchase new product recipes, enjoy our fantastic Dairy Bar, find local…