Taking our dogs outside for walks has been a saving grace for many of us. You’ve probably frequented your favorite Michigan park to hike with your dog for what may seem like a bazillion times since the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order was enacted.
A change of scenery can do you and your dog a world of good, so I wanted to share some of my favorite parks to photograph in throughout Metro Detroit and Lansing to add some spice to your dog hike/walk life!
- Brighton Recreation Area (Brighton, Livingston County)
- Central Park (Milford, Oakland County)
- Clinton River Park North (Sterling Heights, Macomb County)
- Fenner Nature Center (Lansing, Ingham County)
- Island Lake Recreation Area (Brighton, Livingston County)
- Linden Park (Birmingham, Oakland County)
- Maybury State Park (Northville, Oakland County)
- Mill Pond Park (Saline, Washtenaw County)
- Pontiac Lake Recreation Area (Waterford Twp., Oakland County)
- Richfield Park (Davison, Genesee County)
- Seven Lakes State Park (Holly, Oakland County)
- Stony Creek Metropark (Shelby Twp., Macomb County)
Bring Fido, Hike With Your Dog and AllTrails have some great hiking recommendations for Michigan dog owners as well.
Here are some Michigan parks in Metro Detroit and Lansing that I can’t wait to do a photo session at and would be great to hike or walk your dog (depending on the location):
- Cass Benton Park (Northville, Oakland County)
- Crosswinds Marsh (New Boston, Wayne County)
- Deerfield Hills Nature Area (Howell, Livingston County)
- Holly State Recreation Area (Holly, Oakland County)
- Huron Meadows Metropark (Brighton, Livingston County)
- Pinckney State Recreation Area (Pinckney, Livingston County)
- Soldan’s Dog Park (Lansing, Ingham County)
Do you have a favorite Michigan spot where you can hike or walk with your dog? I would love to hear about it and add it to my Michigan pet photographer location list. Simply comment below or email me to let me know!