There are tons of things to do in Elkhart County along the Heritage Trail for you and your furry friend.

City Parks

It's always a great time to be outdoors with your canine companion. Stroll through our beautiful parks. Elkhart has great parks for fun with your dog. The Elkhart River Walk, which passes through downtown Elkhart and several parks including Island Park, is always popular. Goshen offers plenty of beautiful parks and trails that work for bicyclists as well as hikers and dog walkers. More


County Parks

Bonneyville Mill, near Bristol, has miles of well-marked, wooded paths that wind along small streams and lead around the parks oldest operating grist mill. The trails there may be more challenging for some as they travel up hills and down mulch covered walk-ways. Ox Bow County Park in Elkhart, offers plenty of flat, paved walkways as well as non-paved wooded trails.




Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail offers scenic vistas through unspoiled prairie, farmland and wetlands for cyclists, walkers and runners. Stopping points in Goshen, Middlebury, and Shipshewana offer delightful breaks for all ages.
Pets must be on a leash (maximum six feet), clean up pet waste.

Please keep in mind all city, town and county parks require that your canine companion be on a leash. And clean-up is a must!




Pet Friendly Food Stops

Elkhart County offers many great dining options with your pooch in Elkhart County! Check out this list to explore.


Hampton Inn Elkhart


Pet Friendly Hotels

When you want to visit Elkhart County with your canine companion, we've got you covered. When you're planning your visit, please be sure to check out this list of hotels in our area that are pet-friendly.

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