Danielle St. Louis and her energetic Labrador-border collie rescue dog, Lucky, have hiked every Wisconsin state park together. While doing so, they enjoyed the state’s rich natural beauty and the challenges that can come from hiking with a canine companion. St. Louis documents it all in this fun and thorough guide.
A Dog Lover’s Guide to Hiking Wisconsin’s State Parks divides Wisconsin into five regions and further details specific trails, graded for dog reactivity as well as the fitness level of human and canine alike. St. Louis also helpfully notes the availability of nearby facilities such as bathrooms, water stations, trashcans, designated dog swimming areas, and veterinarians. Truly one of a kind, this book is a must have for any Wisconsin dog lover looking to go out into nature with their pup.
About the Author
Danielle St. Louis is a hiker and dog lover from the Midwest. She runs the popular adventure dog blog and Instagram account WI State Park Dogs, which features tips for hiking and favorite outdoor travels with Lucky the adventure dog. She is a past winner of the Moth Story Slam and has received professional writing scholarships from Oklahoma State University.
“People who love their dogs and who love Wisconsin’s state parks will love this book. It provides everything one could need for taking a dog hiking, including evocative trail descriptions, practical tips for keeping everyone safe and happy, and excellent advice on how to use the parks in a respectful, sustainable way for the benefit of not only the parks but their visitors, both four- and two-footed.”—Scott Spoolman, author of Wisconsin State Parks
"Simply stated, if you have a canine companion of your own, and live in the state of Wisconsin, then you need to have your very own copy. . . . Thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, and enhanced with a listing of local and 24-Hour Veterinarians, this is a unique kind travel guide planner for visiting every one of the Badger State's parks and is an unreservedly recommended addition to Wisconsin community libraries."—Midwest Book Review
"Want to check out a park for Fido before driving a distance? St. Louis and her dog Lucky have you covered. It’s a helpful guide for anyone looking to explore, not limited to dog lovers. . . . I will guarantee you will find a destination you’d never considered before, even whole parks you never knew existed, as well as new info about old faves."—Isthmus