Pets Get an Up North Welcome

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. Our advertisers are listed in bold. Tell them thank you!

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

For things to do Up North, visit:
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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in Northern Michigan:

Harbor Springs, Michigan -- Harbor Springs is the place to try new things! Rent a bike or a kayak, go snow tubing, attend a concert or an art fair, or play a round of golf with friends.
Petoskey -- There's so much to do in Petoskey from the Bear River Valley Recreation Area, to Petoskey State Park, to biking, golfing, hiking, and more.
Charlevoix, Michigan -- Visiting Charlevoix in Northern Michigan is a fun-filled vacation with great beaches, boating, skiing, fishing and year 'round family fun.
Things to Do in Boyne City, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like Boyne City in Northern Michigan with camping, boating, skiing, year 'round outdoor activities, and of course, the morel mushroom!
Lots of Activities in Mackinaw City, Michigan -- Explore Mackinaw City in Northern Michigan for history, the International Dark Sky Park, and outdoor activities.
Mackinac Island -- Take a step back in time and find lots of things to do when you visit Mackinac Island by horseback or bike--no cars allowed!
Northern Michigan Activities & Things to Do -- Northern Michigan offers many fun things to do for the entire family whatever the season, whatever the reason!

Last Updated: 09-02-2020 10:09 AM ID: 860