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We’ve Been to Dog Heaven and It’s in Anchorage

Posted on June 20, 2017 by under Travel.    

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I forgot to mention the best part about SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake. There’s an amazing dog park next door and we were told it’s the best in the area. After walking the trail several times, we have to agree.

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Here’s a map of the lake that shows the trails and the areas where the dogs can be off-leash. The dog park more suitable for well-behaved dogs though, because it’s completely open with no fences. It’s beautiful but I’m not quite sure how our dogs would fare. We’d probably need to train them really well first.

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One of our favorite things while in Anchorage was to walk around the lake every morning after breakfast. There were always lots of friendly dogs around which made us really miss Molly and Saki.

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There was no shortage of happy dogs and friendly pet owners.

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I had to take pictures of the dog park because it’s the most beautiful park I’d ever seen. Most of the dog parks around here are just fenced grassy areas. This was nature at its finest.

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Our surroundings were so breathtaking we had to take a bunch of selfies!

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The park is so huge that, even though it’s frequented by lots of visitors (humans and dogs), it never felt overcrowded.

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It wasn’t unusual to see dogs roaming about freely with their owners either lagging behind or walking ahead.

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This is the part of the lake opposite our hotel. You can kind of see the building through the trees.

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The dog park is amazing with breathtaking scenery but wasn’t without risks. There were signs like this in certain parts, which was a bit scary but we never did run into any moose — aggressive or otherwise.

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It was pretty cold the entire time that we were in Alaska but it didn’t keep us from enjoying our daily walks around the lake. We loved meeting all the friendly dogs and people. Not only did we get our daily allotment of physical activity, we also got our daily doggy fix.

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The sun finally came out on our last day in Alaska so we at least had one jacket-free day and we enjoyed the dog park even more.

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We cannot recommend this hotel enough. It would have been way cooler if we had Molly and Saki with us but you’ll love staying at the hotel whether or not you have your fur-babies with you.

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