My mom and I try to take the dogs on different adventures every weekend. I take them for a walk around our neighborhood during the week but on the weekend's the roads are busier so it's easy to take them to the dog park. We also think it's good to socialize them with other dogs because Sophi especially is terrified. Since they are small they both have been bit - usually by those sheep herding dogs. Here are some photos from our trip to Snowfill Recreation Area.
Since I have been hiking so much I decided to splurge and by myself new hiking boots. My tennis shoes weren't cutting it in the snow; after a while my feet were left soaked. The shoes are a little big. I bought a size 10 and I am usually a 9.5-10. I read a bunch of recommendations and everyone said to size up. Although they are a little big I put my own insoles in them which I think helps. I also have only worn them with regular socks so I think when I wear wool or hiking socks that will help. Also I read quite a few reviews that your feet swell while hiking so bigger isn't necessarily bad. I will wear them and report back. After a bunch of research and recommendations by friends I decided on these Ahnu by Teva hiking boots. If you are interested in purchasing them I linked them below along with a few of my other hiking favorites.
The area is great because you can walk the dogs off-leash. And it's huge; described as a 38-acre open space.
I linked directions below. Personally I would come over via the North entrance (ie Springhill or Manley Rd) because the other way is extremely bumpy.
Fenced Dog Park
Off-Leash Dogs Allowed
Open Grass Area
Restrooms Open Year Round