The 7 Best Places To Run With Your Dog in Kalamazoo and 7 Reasons Why You Should
Grab the leash the next time you lace up your running shoes: 7 reasons why running is good for you and your dog plus 7 of the best parks and trails in Kalamazoo.
If you've never taken your dog with you on a run, experts all agree that there are many benefits to both of you when you exercise together.
- Your dog won't complain or skip the workout; man's best friend is there for you.
- Whether you run 7 1/2 or 12 minute miles, your dog doesn't care. She is just happy to be outside.
- You'll keep your weight (and your dog's) in check.
- Solo running can be risky for women in certain areas- your dog can offer protection.
- Try not taking the dog out once he's gotten used to a regular run and you'll find out what a great motivator he can be,
- Experts agree, a tired dog is a good dog. Behavior problems often are the result of lack of exercise or too much pent-up energy.
- You will meet new people; isn't that one of the reasons you got a dog in the first place?
Have I convinced you? Here's where you and your four-legged friend can run together in Kalamazoo:
The historic Celery Flats inside Portage Creek Bicentennial Park offer paved paths branching in many different directions.
A scenic lap around the lake is 2.2 miles, or you can venture West through the woods, cross Riverview Drive and link to the KRVT.
A County park located near Kalamazoo Nature center, Markin Glen offers the option of paved multi-use trails or hiking trails.
There are literally miles and miles and miles of trails to choose from. The most scenic leg begins on D Ave.
Another loop that is about 2 miles with a steep climb that rewards a picturesque view of Campbell Lake.
Hike Texas Corners at the Al Sabo trails.
When you want to get in double-digit miles and your dog is not afraid of horses, explore Fort Custer's equestrian trails.