Elizabethtown is just 45 miles south of Louisville in Kentucky. Normally referred to as E-town, the muttropolitan area has become part of the program of Sister Cities, and is paired with Koori, Japan to help exchange students go back and forth. Despite the change the city has gone through, how Elizabethtown loves their dogs has not!
Elizabethtown's largest and most dog-friendly park is the Freeman Lake Park, a 93-acre area that surrounds a 170-acre lake. The area is mostly open with scattered trees, fishing docks, boat ramps, picnic shelters, grilling stations, and recreational fields. The park even has 7 miles of paved walking trails that loop around the lake, and an enclosed dog park. The Freeman Lake Dog Park is a large fenced-in area, with separate sections for small and large dogs, clean-up stations, dog-sized water fountains, benches, and double-gated entrances.
To get closer to nature, head down to the Elizabethtown Nature Park, a 104-acre area filled with maintained pastures and fields, with a creek for fishing and a gravel walking trail. Trash bins and benches are in the parking lot. Remember to leash up Fido before heading into the park.
Elizabethtown is known for its outdoor activities and has amazing trails, like the John Severns Trail, Cave Spring Trailhead, or the John Helm Trailhead.
Whether hiking, playing or visiting one of the cities 5 veterinarians, you and Fido won't get enough of the lovely outdoors of the city.