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Address: 131 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Hi, there. It's me, Dugger!  I am the Pet Friendly Concierge for the awesome Canopy by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown! 

Our hotel is conveniently located in downtown Grand Rapids, right in the middle of so many pet friendly destinations. I have listed some of those below based on my research and insight from hotel staff. We even created a section of other articles written about pet friendly destinations within Grand Rapids (see Dog Friendly Grand Rapids below).  

I hope that you enjoy your visit to the pet friendly city of Grand Rapids! If you have any questions, just tell your humans to drop down to the front desk and ask.

Any nearby parks or greenspaces?   
  • Heartside Park at 301 Ionia Ave (link) is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel (go south) and features a large area to walk  your furry friends. You can also find grassy areas on each end of the street near Celebration Cinema Courtyard and along Cherry Street. 
Any dog parks in Downtown Grand Rapids?  
  • Downtown Dog Park at 210 Market Avenue SW (no website) is a relatively new facility highly, recommended by hotel staff and close to the hotel
  • Hillcrest Dog Park at 1309 Lyon St (link) is a little further away but is highly rated - featuring high fences and plenty of poo bags
Any featured parks or trails?  
  • Ken-O-Sha Park at 1353 Van Auken St SE (link) welcomes leashed pups to its 100+ acre park that features paved and wooded trails, a creek and picnic shelters
  • Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park (website) is a popular 92-mile trail north of Grand Rapids. The entrance is on N Park St under the 131 overpass (head north!).
Any pet friendly restaurants or breweries nearby?  
  • One Twenty Three Tavern at 123 Ionia Avenue SW (link) is just north of our hotel and has a great open space with covered tables - perfect for you and your dog 
  • Sundance Grill and Bar at 151 Ottawa Avenue NW (link) has a pet friendly patio and is a great place for a burger, burrito and/or a beer  
  • Grand Rapids Garage Bar at 819 Ottawa Avenue NW (link) has room for you and your dog at one of its 12 outside tables. Watch for their PUPS AND PINTS HAPPY HOURS!  
  • Mitten Brewing at 527 Leonard St NW (link) allows dogs on its pet friendly patio  
  • Brewery Vivant at 925 Cherry St SE (link) is a craft brewery where outdoor, dog and kid friendly seating is available.
What about pet services near the hotel?
  • Books and Mortar Bookshop at 966 Cherry St (link) is a very popular independent bookstore that shows up on all Grand Rapids pet friendly lists 
  • Fido & Stitch at 820 Monroe Avenue NW (suite 140) (link) is a great place for pet shopping and grooming. They also sponsor human/pet events such as the PUPS AND PINTS HAPPY HOUR w/ the Garage Bar.   
  • Animal Emergency Hospital of Grand Rapids at 3260 Plainfield Avenue NW (website) is open 24 hours if you need them. Call them at (616) 361-9911.  
Dog Friendly Grand Rapids!
Where can I find other pet friendly Canopy hotels? 
  • Canopy by Hilton hotels (visit our website) are all super pet friendly! In fact, Canopy was voted the #1 most pet friendly hotel by BringFido.com for 2022.  
Who is Dugger?  
  • Visit the Dugger Dinners website to find out about Dugger Dinners. Complete a feedback survey to register for pet friendly rewards from Dugger's team. And check out the Dugger Pawcast where Dugger interviews some of the most famous dogs in history (like Fido Lincoln).  
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