Activities For Dogs In Georgia On Cold Days

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Introduction

As Ray Charles once sang, "An old, sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind." Georgia is a beautiful state with a variety of people and places inhabiting its borders. Georgia is one of the original thirteen colonies, so its historical value reaches back to the origins of the nation itself. Portions of Georgia border the Atlantic Ocean; other areas are more agricultural just like other states of the Deep South. Atlanta today is the home of Six Flags Over Georgia and the Coca-Cola Museum. Sherman burned the city at the end of the Civil War; however, the rebuilding of Atlanta and the Peach State as a whole is testimony to the hardiness of the people of the state.

Outdoor Activities

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Cold Day
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30 min
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Activity description
Because Georgia has a varied climate, you can still find places to visit even on chilly days. Georgia is a state of many cultures meshed together, and, as one of the original thirteen colonies, Georgia has a plethora of historic sites for you and your pooch to explore. You can take in a historic tour on foot (pups are welcome!), or you can go to the beach outside Savannah. Regardless of where you choose to go, you will have a blast with your pup as you bond and enjoy time together. Always remember to obey leash laws and any "clean-up" laws in the area.
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Oliver Bentley's Historic Dog Walk Tour
If you are specifically looking for activities that include your pup, Oliver Bentley's tour is planned so that it will cater to your pup and their needs. Water fountains are placed along the tour route. You will see sites such as the Mercer House and the Chippewa Square. Again, a cool day in Georgia is a prime day to get out and enjoy the sites.
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Beach tours
Want to take a walk on the beach without taking a dip? Although the water along the coast of Georgia is still relatively warm into the early winter, you can still take a stroll on the beach. You can play many games there as well. Jekyll Island Beach is highly rated by users, as is the Saint Simons Island beach area.
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State parks
Other than the rules regarding leashes and designated areas that do not allow pups, Georgia's state parks are a great place to take your pup while in the Peach State. Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area is pup-friendly, as is Fort Pulaski in Tybee Island.
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Dog Park Excursion

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Cold Day
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60 min
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Early November and December often boast of temperatures in the upper 60's. For many parts of the United States, this is a relatively warm temperature for that time of the year, but for Georgians (and other citizens of the Deep South) this is a rather balmy temperature! In fact, this temperature is minus the normal humidity that is synonymous with the Deep South. This temperature might be especially beneficial to your pup when attending the dog park. This way, they will be relatively comfortable while at play. You might also find yourself somewhat relieved that the temps are cool as well!
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Piedmont Park - Atlanta
Piedmont Park in Atlanta is one of the most popular dog parks in Georgia. Furthermore, the park is highly rated by attendees. Piedmont Park features enclosed areas where you can allow your pup to wander worry free. The park features a drinking area and natural obstacles for your pup to play on.
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Dog Park at Freedom Park
The Dog Park at Freedom Park in Valdosta, Georgia is rated with five "bones" for one of the best dog parks in Georgia. Obstacle courses are set up for your pooch to enjoy. There are also a number of fenced-in areas for dogs of all sizes and temperaments to explore.
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Chattapoochee Dog Park
The Chattapoochee Dog Park in Duluth is another top-rated dog park within the state of Georgia. Enclosed areas allow for small dogs to play in one area while larger dogs play in another. Doggy waste bags are available for park attendees, and ample water fountains are available for your pooch to refresh themselves.
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Outdoor Restaurants

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Cold Day
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60 min
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Not every cold day in Georgia is unbearable. In fact, compared to the sweltering, humid heat of July and August, the cold days of November and December might be considered balmy. On these days, you can comfortably attend an outdoor restaurant and enjoy a meal with your pup. The outdoor seating area of most pet-friendly restaurants is enclosed so that you may sit in comfort without worrying that your pooch might wander off. A word to the wise - you will want to ensure that your pup is well-trained and will not be tempted to misbehave while you are enjoying your meal.
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Get the info
Call ahead to make sure that the outdoor patio will be open and that your pup is definitely allowed to be there. Most restaurants do not require reservations for you and your pup, but, in situations where seating is limited, you will want to know that you will be able to get into the restaurant of your choice.
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Make your way on over
If you are visiting the area and your lodgings are close enough to the restaurant you wish to visit, you can take a stroll over to the location. If you are riding in a vehicle with your dog, make sure to utilize safety harnesses along with seat belts to protect your pup on the drive over.
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Enjoy the time
The Pig and Chik restaurant in Sandy Springs, GA requests that your pet is well-behaved, so be sure that you will have control over your dog while visiting. Many Atlanta restaurants such as 97 Estoria and Quattro offer outdoor patio seating areas in which you and your pup may enjoy a meal together.
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Stone Mountain Village

Stone Mountain Village is home to a historical outdoor shopping center. You might particularly enjoy the Junkman's Daughter outdoor store.

Atlanta Preservation Center

Many of the historical walking tours in Atlanta are dog-friendly! The Atlanta Preservation Center heads up these tours and can provide information on the best events to attend with your pup.

Conclusion

Georgia offers its visitors a multitude of fun-filled activities for both pet parents and their pups. Many restaurants throughout Georgia are pet-friendly. Take advantage of cooler days to enjoy the patio area of these establishments. Savannah, in particular, offers many walking tours and sites that are dog-friendly. Furthermore, Georgia offers great dog parks all over the state for you and your pup to enjoy.