The Winter Off-Leash Sports Fields of Clayton Park

This week seems like an excellent time to talk about some good places to take your dog when there is literally so much snow you can’t even.

When there are no sidewalks and the snow is waist deep, giving your dog a daily dose of exercise can be challenging. This might be well and good if your dog doesn’t particularly like cold weather, but Dallas thrives in these conditions. She loves the snow so much. This means I have no reasonable excuse whatsoever to stay inside. Enter the off-leash sports fields.  Continue reading

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Belchers Marsh Park in Clayton Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia Off-Leash Dog Friendly

Belchers Marsh Park Makes it Easy to Get Your Daily Dose of Nature

I continue to be amazed by all of the awesome places to go on dogventures right in our backyards. HRM has done a pretty great job of preserving lots of beautiful green space, even as it expands into the suburbs.

Take the Belchers Marsh Park for example. You probably wouldn’t expect to find a vibrant marsh and a pretty winding trail tucked in behind a bunch of apartment buildings in Clayton Park. Yet there it is.  Continue reading

Anderson Lake in Bedford, Nova Scotia is dog-friendly... sort of

A Sneaky Dogventure at Anderson Lake

In a previous post, I talked about how we often look for new places to go dogventuring by simply scanning Google Maps for nearby green (and blue) spaces. It’s a shot-in-the-dark approach that has lead us to all kinds of places, some incredible, and some downright confusing.

I can’t decide how to categorize this week’s dogventure. On the one hand, we found a beautiful lakeside hideout. On the other hand, we had to trespass to get there.  Continue reading