This sniffspot was the perfect place to let my sweet reactive pup have a little fun and freedom without worrying about other dogs. Bear had a blast splashing around in the river and sniffing in the brush nearby.
I just LOVE this place. It’s absolute perfection for our pups.
Great sniffspot for a high energy cattle dog! She loved exploring the tall grass field and the river.
Such a fun SniffSpot! Great trails and the river is so fun!
Lots of fun for dogs who like to swim or play in water. It will help if your dog has solid recall.
The map is great! We went around 1pm so the mosquitos were really minimal, even by the water. There are multiple bank entrances along the creek. The current is very slow but just perfect enough to keep grass moving. It's very clear and clean to the bottom! For a gigantic field and trail, it is remarkably clean. No garbage, poop, etc. but Sophie did manage to find a dead gopher and roll in it, haha, so if you're pup eats those kinds of things, be on the lookout. Will definitely be back!
Nice spot - groomed trails and river but the barb wire is a danger- keep dogs on line until past the fence
This is truly a gem! Nice grassy trails through a prairie with wildflowers. The river is beautiful and my dog loved splashing around. My dog is not reliable off leash in new spaces so we enjoyed it with a long lead. Easy to locate the property and parking area as well. Can’t wait to return - worth the drive from the cities!
Even better than our last visit! When we were here earlier in the summer, it was hard to access the creek. This time there was an area where the grass was cut back and even a nice bench and fire ring. I noticed the owner had a pop up tent and portable toilet (a bucket with a seat and trash bags) sitting out. I’d stopped to use the bathroom beforehand but it was nice to know it was there just in case! And obviously with kids that would be helpful too.
My dog had a wonderful morning just playing in the creek and chasing a few ball along the mowed trails. ￼￼it’s definitely a favorite Sniffspot.
We brought our husky mix puppy here to check it out. Quickly realized his older sisters would love it too. AND easy for them to navigate around with their arthritis and vision issues. We'll be back with all 3 soon!
Amazing! Super quaint and quiet area that is super beautiful. Lots for my dog to smell. She was sleepy afterwards (miracle). I will most certainly be back!!!
This spot was so much fun! Plenty of space to run, mowed trails, and a lot of access to the water.
This is by far our favorite Sniffspot! As always, we had a great time.
This was doggo heaven for our pups! Large open grassy flat land to throw balls as well as groomed paths through tall natural landscaping and the most perfect spot to take a dip in the shallow clear kinni river. We went back 2 times in a weekend, it was so perfect!
Quick trip from cities, easy to find and park!
TONS of space for my dog to explore. Prepare to get dirty 😉 but well worth it for the fun my dog had!
Me and my pup had so much fun here! My dog absolutely loved running through the grass and splashing in the river, and I had a great time admiring the flowers and watching the birds. An amazing space with lots to explore!
Amazing experience- this place is a little slice of heaven for dogs. We plan to frequent this SniffSpot often…our dogs were racing around the trails by the river like crazy fools! It was so much fun watching them in their element. Thanks Marj for your hospitality. We will be back!
GREAT spot! We drove in from the twin cities and this was a perfect area for us. Very private and tons of space to roam around. The beach spot on the river was definitely the highlight! Our dog had a blast and we will definitely be back.
Beautiful property. Lots of things to do. We played fetch, we wandered the trails and the dogs had many swims in the stream. Very well maintained and owners were prompt to answer when we messaged them. We hope to be back again. Thank you so much!!
We had a wonderful time here!
I'd give this place 10 stars if I could. Amazing! So thankful the host opens this up to sniffspot. There are open fields for dogs to run, and a great deal of trails in tall grass near the river for smells. Lots of space for running.
Another lovely day at the Sniffspot!
This is my new favorite sniffspot! It was our second time making the drive from Minneapolis and it was absolutely worth it. There’s so much to explore and the entire space is beautiful and well kept
A lot of space and the river was great for him to cool off! We will be coming back! :)
Lovely location. It’s nice to be on the kinni and not have to worry about anyone else around. Have always loved driving past this property and love it even more now that I’ve been on it
Such a beautiful Sniffspot and amazing for our first ever time!
It was fun, will probably be back again
My girls had a blast!
Our new fav!! The space is amazing, beautiful and as much fun for the humans as for the dogs!
It was beautiful. Directions were clear. Communication was great. There were campers on the same property but we were not intrusive to each other since our boy was leashed (long line). Great trails and amenities. The partial fencing does include old wire fence so I’d say keep you buddies leashed or within call since there’s an awesome barrier of tall beautiful grasses. The little beach access to the creek was lovely for our lil’ big guy. We had so much fun with him, THAN YOU SO MUCH for sharing such a wonderful space!!!
We had a great time sniffing in the hayfield! So much fun for the dogs!
We had an amazing time and the dogs had a blast! a lovely mowed down walking path for the humans while the dogs ran in and out of the brush and a beautiful creek for the dogs to play if they love to swim! We enjoyed the 2 hours we bought and will definitely be back!
The ULTIMATE Sniffspot. My husband and I brought our Rottie and Golden Retriever to Marj’s place and they had a blast. Our dogs have energy for days, so this place was a godsend; huge field to run and a creek to swim. Needless to say they crashed the second we got back in the truck. Victory! On top of this being an epic spot for anyone looking for an open but fenced area to roam/run, Marj couldn’t have been sweeter. She was a delight to speak with, very responsive, and beyond accommodating. Such a wonderful experience. We’ll be back for sure.
Definitely the new best day of my dogs life. The whole property was beautiful and well kept, and we had so much fun exploring
What an incredible place this is! It was the perfect place to cool off on a hot day. The river is clean and cold, perfect for dogs to splash around in and swim at. The upper field has been mowed and it’s the perfect place for running or fetch. The lower field was alive with birds and wildflowers. It’s seriously such a dream spot. Make sure your dog has a solid recall, as the fence could potentially injure them if they got into it, but otherwise it’s picture perfect. Can’t wait to come back again!
Sniffspot sign small but we spotted it. Turn left as soon as you enter the driveway. There is a sign posted on the building. Take an sun if you have one...driveway and parking on dirt and grass..bumpy. drive slow. Property was AMAZING! Our dog loved it. So many sniffs. He played in the river. Bring some sticks with you, or a ball. Trash can for poopy bags provided. Chairs, benches, tables sporadically placed. We didn't see anyone or any other dogs while we were there. We will be back!
This is our third time visiting and we love it each time! Thank you for sharing your wonderful spot with us.
Excellent spot! Tons of area to run and the river is perfect for dogs to play in. Very secluded- will definitely visit again.
We visited three times now and every single time, we enjoyed ourselves so much. This is just a gorgeous piece of land, I am so stoked Marj (who also is the nicest person) is sharing it with us. The river is clear, shallow, and safe. The meadows are gorgeous and the hayfield just is straight out of a Van Gogh.
This is the best sniffspot we have ever visited! The river access for my pup to swim was truly heaven and we will be visiting again soon!
Excellent! So much fun a loved the trails. My reactive pit bull had a blast running after her frisbee.
This sniff spot is amazing!! Our dog loved sniffing all the plants and walking down all the paths. We didn’t see or hear any other people or animals. It felt so secluded. It was the perfect road trip stop!
My dog Willow loves the water, this is a great place for her to get to burn off some energy.
My dog loved the trails and river! I was so happy to see him off leash and excited that I-94 was completely drowned out. We will be going back.
The dogs had a blast in the river!
The best hidden gem! Whenever I post videos of this place on Instagram, I get so many messages asking where it is. What a dream to have it all to ourselves! We love being able to access the ice cold and clear moving water during the summer heat. My pups run up and down the stream playing and it’s been a great spot to get my puppy comfortable swimming. I also appreciate the space on land for them to run around so I can practice their recalls. A summer staple for us now!
This is a very beautiful place. Our dogs loved being able to jump in the river. We will definitely be back!
Awesome space! My pup loves hanging out at the river and exploring the open spaces. We could honestly spend all day out here 😄
Absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My dogs were in heaven. It actually was a slice of heaven for my pups. The minute they got out of the car they went running. The beautiful clear water stream was definitely their favorite. Frankie and Dominic were never still enough for me to get a picture.
Thank you Marj we will definitely be back. 🐾🐾🌞
Wonderful experience! So perfect for my water loving city dog. He spent half the time swimming and the other half running and sniffing. He was in heaven!
Amazing spot! I messed up with access yy missing the first gate. Make sure you take the 1st gate you see, not the ones that the directions give you and then immediately take a left between the main road and the barn to get to the open field. Truly heaven for me and my dog!
Gorgeous place. Our dogs were in paradise!
Another fun morning for Halo at this Sniffspot.
We had a wonderful time on the farm! There was a lot of room for my dog to run and play fetch etc. The mowed trails were fun to explore but the real gem was the creek. My dog had a blast playing frisbee in the water and chasing butterflies! It’s pretty muddy along the edges so bring lots of towels. My only suggestion, which I read in a previous comment, is to trim a small trail into the tall grass along the creek for easier access. It was hard pushing through the tall scratchy grass, especially when exiting the water with wet and muddy feet/paws. We will definitely be back!
2nd time visiting, still wonderful. My dogs had a blast and the water is crystal clear and cold 🙂
My dog loved it, the water access was great.
Great place!! My dogs loved it!
This is an amazing spot! It has a ton of mowed walkways that go down to the river. My lab mix is a water dog, and he had so much fun playing here. I would highly recommend this sniff spot!
This SniffSpot is super great! Lots of open room to sort of roam wherever. There are some trails cut in the grass to help you navigate down to the water. Most of the water access points aren’t super cut so you just need to walk though the tall grass to get to them!
It was an awesome spot. I have water dogs and they didn’t spend a minute out of the water. It was perfect!
We had the best time at this Sniffspot! The trail was easily marked and our dogs loved running through the tall grass. We spent most of our time by the water.
Once my pooch figured out she didn't have to stay on the mowed trails, she was bounding all over the place on the hunt for whatever she could smell. She doesn't do water, so we didn't make use of the river, but she kept herself busy exploring other areas. Having this spot available for a dog reactive pooch is a wonderful thing. Thank you to Marj and her family for sharing this space!
This is our first Sniffspot and we loved it! Trails were nicely mowed which made it easy to walk around. The host has some chairs out with some water bowls and bottle water for the dogs as well as a container with some treats, first aid, dog brush, etc. There isn’t a clear way to get down to the river- however that didn’t stop my dog or boyfriend from hopping in. Just have to go into the brush a bit. Will bring water shoes next time for easier access in and out. We will for sure be back :)
We had SO MUCH fun in this paradise! Thank you for sharing your farm with us. Buzz had ABSOLUTELY the best wondering through the tall grass, swimming in the creek, catching animals & taking a mud bath. We will definitely be back 😊
Ok; I’m gonna come right out with it: THIS PLACE IS AAAAAMAZING!!!! We booked for 3 hours and asked Marj twice to extend; wound up staying for 6!!! hours.
I uploaded pics. I cannot rave enough: this is a gorgeous spot on this earth. The river is perfectly safe! Marj has chairs and water out. The poop receptacle is right there.
Folks commented that it would be good if dogs have a strong recall. I would agree. Some of the fencing is barbed wire. This was not once a problem. Parking is super easy. The trails are all mowed and there is plenty, plenty to walk. I just grabbed one of the chairs and sat by the river. What a way to spend a day!!
Thanks, Marj, for sharing your amazing space!!!
Really wonderful spot! Lots of room to run and sniff and get muddy. My only concern was the barbed wire found around most of the property. I kept my dog on a long line when we were near the barbed wire just to be safe and it was easily avoidable. Other than that the river is nice to play in and the mowed trails are lovely! There was nearby road noise and you could see cars driving past so if that is an issue for your pup beware. The owner sent me a text before I arrived and was very kind.
Loved this spot! 100% will be coming back. My dogs had a blast, favorite feature is the river/creek that they can swim and cool off.
Not too bad as far as mosquitos go, we did have some ticks so definitely have your dogs on prevention. It is completely fenced but the fencing is Barbed wire fencing so it is not secure, your dog will need excellent recall or a long line.
Love this open space with river access but would recommend keeping dog on long lines (unless you have a solid recall) since the fencing is barbed wire that is low in areas and could cause injury. I would also recommend using a topical tick/insect deterrent since the habitat is prime tick territory. Your shoes will get wet and long pants are a good idea. Your pups with have a blast! Great place to adventure.
Beautiful mowed walking paths that lead to the river! River was clear and the dogs loved romping in it (and the mud lol) & finding deeper spots to swim! We definitely will be back!
This is a large, spacious property with mowed trails but also some natural areas. There is a field with a trail down to a river. Our dogs had a great time exploring and playing in the water! There is plently of room to run and go on a short hike with your dog. There is a barbed wire fence surrounding the 10 acres and our dogs are not reliable with their recall, so we used drag lines. The area was very private and the only other occupant we saw was a deer! This is definitely worth the trip and we will be going back. One thing to note is that there are two driveways to the property, the Sniffspot entryway is the driveway without the mail box and there is some signage. I'm bad with directions so Marj helped me find my way.
What a beautiful spot!! We walked all around the mowed areas and visited the stream twice. Lots and lots of room to ramble. The property owners seem to have thought of everything—there’s even a sitting area with comfortable chairs, water bowls, bottled water, & dog treats in a waterproof box.
The fencing was just fine and we were nowhere near the road, so it all felt very safe. Also felt a lot safer knowing that we didn’t have to worry about pesticides, polluted stream water, etc. Such a great afternoon—thank you, Marj!!
Gorgeous 😍. So happy I got to visit this little area of heaven with the dogs. It's fully fenced, easy access, lots of grass and sniffs and a beautiful creek for puppies that love that sort of thing. Would come again.
2nd time here. Love this location. Walking paths are mowed and plenty of land to run. The dogs love it!
WOW so much room to run run chase run! Love being able to park on the grounds. The chairs, dog water, poo bags, garbage, toys are so well located in the middle of the property. The entrance to the property is easy to locate and marked with a SniffSpot sign. The best for me and Abby, not so much Travis, is the River. Abby loves to swim and Travis loves to chase her along the shoreline. We’ll definitely be back! Woof woof.
This was our first sniffspot adventure and what a perfect place to go! My dogs had a great time and the water access is fabulous! It’s wet/marshy so wear boots!
Beautiful property. Great place for the dogs to roam and swim. Highly recommend
Slice of heaven right outside Hudson! We loved wandering the field and the land right along the river bed. We even got to see a deer jump over the river with a baby fawn close by. Our dog loved it and fell asleep as soon as she got in the car - a sure sign of an awesome time!
Fun spot with lots of tall grass and a nice creek to sniff around in. Water is clean and the field is fresh. Perfect if you want to let your pup run on a long line or you've got a solid recall. Easy to navigate terrain with little to no holes and a slight hill to the creek, but would highly recommend boots, bug spray, and long pants to keep pesky insects off. Be prepared to have a very happy and probably a little bit muddy pup!
Very private and secluded. Paths were mowed through the grass. The terrain could be challenging for some but my dogs had a great time. Make sure your flea and tick prevention is up to date. It is a country prairie. The setting does include old abandoned buildings. Also, be aware there is burdock on the property. Your dogs will love the freedom!
Beautiful farmland that is right up against the river. It is like a little bit of heaven. Big pastures, lots of open space for the dogs to run and play. I really appreciated the mowed paths for walking. We will definatley rebook this location.