The City of Clinton, in the central portion of Mississippi, is adjacent to the capital city of Jackson. The community here has a spirit of growth, and its convenient location connects quickly to major cities for those needing to commute. This dog-friendly area is full of outdoor fun, and offers three veterinary clinics to take care of any health care needs which may arise.
Within Clinton, you will find Lake Front Park which has a marina, sports fields, and tennis courts. There is also a ½ mile walking path and restrooms are on site. Or try Robinson Park which has sports fields and courts, a playground and a ½ mile walking path.
Since the city is committed to providing outdoor opportunities, there are a variety of walking paths for everyone to enjoy. The Hampstead Boulevard Walking Path is 3.13 miles long, the Eastside/Northside Shared Use Trail covers 1 mile, and the Arrow Drive Shared Use Trail, wnding around the local elementary and high schools, is over 1-mile long. Pawtastic pups are welcome at all the parks and on all walking trails throughout Clinton on leash. Please bring clean up bags.
With such puptastic outdoor spaces, tails will be wagging in Clinton!
In the McRaven neighborhood you will find Brighton Park. This is the perfect place for the sports fan, with tennis, volleyball, and shuffleboard courts, and three horseshoe pits. There is also a disc golf course for you and your pawtastic pup to enjoy. For those who like to walk, take the ½ mile trail around the park, and don’t forget to stop at the 10-station, outdoor designated exercise area with tons of equipment for all skill levels to workout. This is a great place to enjoy lunch with your fur-ever friend at the picnic pavilions.
The Eastside/Northside Drive neighborhood, in the city of Clinton, offers Traceway Park, which has over 160 acres. This park features lots of open space to enjoy relaxing or wandering around, as well as three walking paths. Take the 1.15-mile route for a longer stroll with your fur-ever friend, or the ¼ mile path for those less athletic pups. There is also a ¼ mile track for running or walking. This park is the site of national tournaments in the sports world for soccer, softball and baseball. For a smaller adventure, head to the Kids Towne Park with its playground, sports courts and a short walking path.
Lakeside Park, in the Green Acres neighborhood, has a lot of grassy, open space where you can enjoy time with your fur-ever friend. Enjoy walking by the lake in the center of the park, or just sit on its many benches throughout to relax. How about taking a book to read, or just spend some quality time playing with your pup on leash? When you both get hungry, there are two options for dining with your pup. Try the Wingstop Restaurant or Newk’s Eatery to enjoy a meal at their outdoor dog-friendly tables.
The historic Lovett neighborhood has a beautiful park just waiting for you and your pawtastic pup. At the Northside Park, there is a scenic walking trail around the perimeter of the park, just perfect for any pup-ability! Within the park, you will find a number of multi-purpose fields where your pup can stretch his legs while on an extended leash. There is also a walking track, a playground for the kiddies, and basketball courts where you can shoot some hoops while Fido looks on. Take a picnic and enjoy the shade of the pavilions.
The town of Flora, Mississippi, just north of the city of Clinton, offers an outstanding place that is popular for residents and tourists alike. The Mississippi Petrified Forest is a nature preserve that offers beautiful nature trails throughout the forest of these ancient trees. Dogs are welcome here on leash to join in the fun! There is also a museum and a gift shop on-site. Wildlife displays are featured on your self-guided tour of the forest. There is dedicated picnic area where you are encouraged to bring lunch to share with your fur-ever friend. A small entrance fee is charged.