Regardless of whether the nice weather is a break from the cool winter or hot and humid summer, you and your pup will surely appreciate being outdoors and active when the weather is just right. A great activity that will give you the chance to spend time with your pup is to visit the River Market District. Located in Little Rock, the River Market District is found along the downtown waterfront. The district offers unique shops, a farmer's market and numerous restaurants. Dogs can join their people on the streets of the district and even relax with them at some of the outdoor restaurants. Just make sure to keep your pup on a leash at all times and pick up after them when needed.
On a nice day in Arkansas, you can visit the Ozarks, which take up a large area in the northern part of the state. The mountains offer not only a place for you and your pup to walk, but streams and rivers with clear, cool water. After putting in some effort exploring the mountains, you and your pup will likely appreciate encountering an opportunity to cool off. Of course, Arkansas offers other mountains to visit, like the Ouachitas in the southern part of the state. Depending on where you visit in the mountains, you and your canine companion may be able to enjoy a hike as well as some time in the water in one trip!
Speaking of water, on a nice day in Arkansas you can get out a hard plastic kiddie pool and throw your special friend a private pool party. Make sure that the pool is hard plastic rather than inflatable, so that your pooch does not accidentally puncture it. Start by filling the pool up with a small amount of water so that they can get comfortable with the pool and with water. As your pup acclimates, you can add more water to the pool. You pup can splash around on their own or you can join in on the fun!
With 52 State Parks, no matter where you are in the state of Arkansas, it is likely that it won't be too challenging to get to one. The state parks include mountains, forests, streams, lakes and more. There is something for everyone, including your canine friend. Take a look at your options and choose a park that best meets the desires and abilities of you and your pup. If your pooch, for example, enjoys playing in water, you can choose a state park that includes a water source, like a river or a lake. Make sure to bring waste bags to clean up after your pal!