I have a feeling you guys knew this one would be on the list! One of our requirements for a great hiking trail is for the trail to be dog-friendly. Sadie is our favorite furry hiking companion and watching her run all over the place and bound about is the epitome of joy. I love seeing other hikers out with their dogs and the Lake Shore Trail is dog-friendly without being dog-overloaded. We generally see two or three dogs during a two-hour hike on the trails and, in the summertime, I think everyone loves the way the trail offers multiple lake-access points where dogs can hop in the water to cool off for a bit before continuing the hike.
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