Less than two hours from Memphis, Tennessee, the small town of Boonville, Mississippi is where you and your pooch can live and play. Although it is known as a retirement community, pups and families can enjoy strolling through town or visiting parks. Lucky for your pup, the Booneville Veterinary Medical Center on 2nd Street provides both routine appointments and emergency care.
Boonville City Park is a perfect place to walk your pup and get some exercise. There are wide open fields where you can throw a ball, and the walking paths are lighted so you can walk your pooch in the evening. The playground offers a great place for the kids, and you and Fido can relax on a bench and watch them play. The park is close to the center of town and the elementary school, so you can walk with the kids in the mornings and let your pup stretch his legs.
Learning about the local history and taking your pup for a walk go hand in hand. Take Fido for a stroll along Truman Street and stop by the Rails and Trails Museum. There is plenty of grass around the building where your pup can roll around, and you and the family can take turns going inside to view the local artifacts.
In a town named after a relative of Daniel Boone, pups and their parents can enjoy spending time outdoors in the yard at home, or socializing with other dogs in the nearby parks. So make sure you have your leash and some doggie waste bags, and start exploring all Booneville has to offer.
The Westside City Park is a well-maintained area where you can take Fido for a walk. The walking trail offers views of a variety of trees and plants, and your pooch will love sniffing and rolling in the grass. Since the path is also paved, you can push a stroller or wheelchair and give everyone in the family some fresh air. Kids will also enjoy the playground, and you can relax on a bench and sip a cold bottle of water with your furry companion. Older kids will like the disc golf course, and there is a splash pad where the kids can cool off. Plan a day out with your pup and get some exercise while enjoying the park amenities.
If you are visiting the area, plan to spend some time at the Piney Grove Campground in New Site located on the Bay Springs Lake. Fido and your family can enjoy water activities or hiking along the Lake admiring the views. While exploring near the Natchez Trace Recreation Area, you can enjoy the amenities of the campground including a nice grassy area to walk your pooch. There are shade trees where you can set up some chairs, and the clean bathrooms are convenient. If your pooch loves spending time in the great outdoors, this is the perfect getaway destination.
The Tishomingo State Park Campground is about 25 miles east of Boonville, and provides plenty of space to hike and spend time with your pup. The campground here doesn’t charge a pet fee, and there is room for tents and RV’s where you can enjoy some time in the great outdoors. When walking Fido through the campground, you will need to keep him on a leash. The hiking trails are well marked, but the paths are primitive, so you will need to wear your boots. Remember to bring some doggie waste bags and extra water bottles if you plan to spend the day exploring the park. You and Fido will have a great time admiring the views and wildlife native to Mississippi.