Approximately 17 miles southwest from Greensboro, North Carolina, lies the city of High Point, an important economic hub for the area. High Point has always had a strong presence of the manufacturing sector and, in particular, the textile industry and furniture manufacturing. It's estimated that there are over 100,000, or hovering right around 100,000, people living in High Point as of today, which naturally means there are a large amount of pets in town.
High Point does not have its own off-leash dog park at this time. This, however, does not stop owners from taking out their dog(s) for a good, long walk. The regional park and natural trails in the region are a perfect way for dogs and their owners to get their exercise in.
Notable trails in the area are the High Point Greenway Trail System and the Piedmont Environmental Center Trail. The first trail offers 9 miles of a linear park along the bank of rivers and streams for a pleasant and easy-going hike, The second trail poses a great challenge and is only available from September until November.
There are also quite a few venues in High Point, North Carolina, which do not oppose dogs with one of them being Shane’s Collection, the famous antique market in “The Bureau” building. There also various breweries and restaurants in town with outside seating area’s such as The Brewers Kettle and The Penny Path Cafe and Crepe Shop.
Harvell Park is a perfect place to spend some time walking Fido in the City Center Neighborhood. The park features baseball and softball fields creating a large open space for your pup to run around and enjoy sniffing the grass and wildlife. A playground is available for the children, and there are accessible restrooms for you. Make sure to bring your own “poop bags” and clean up after your pooch to keep the area nice for everyone in the community. The lighted athletic fields make this park an excellent choice for those late-night walks before your pup goes to bed.
The Sherwood neighborhood provides an excellent spot to let your pup run and play. Brentwood Park is over 5 acres of open space ready for your dog! Chasing after a soccer ball on the field can be a fun afternoon, as long as there isn’t a game in play! You can throw a frisbee and spend endless hours playing fetch with your pooch, or take a leisurely stroll in this green space. Remember to bring your own water and bags to dispose of Fido’s “business” to make sure the field stays clean, as there aren’t amenities in this park, just wonderful open land.
N. Main St / Westover Drive is a friendly neighborhood where pets are often seen walking their parents down the sidewalks on a sunny afternoon. The area is planning to build its own dog park soon in the underused Hedgecock Park, which will be a perfect place for dogs and their owners to socialize. The walking trails around the current park allow Fido to get his exercise and roll in the grass and leaves. For a a good drink, head to nearby The Brewer’s Kettle, where you can sample various beers and wines at their dog friendly outdoor tables. Finding a great pizza is also easy in this neighborhood if you take your pup to Blue Rock Pizza & Tap. Outdoor shaded tables offer a pawtastic atmosphere for spoiled puppies. If you are just passing through, you and your pup are both welcome to stay at Crestwood Suites High Point.
If you get hungry when in this neighborhood, head over to Sumela. Sample their Turkish and Mediterranean menu while relaxing at one of their outdoor tables with your dog. This neighborhood is conveniently located near the university, and offers two unique getaways for guests and their canine companions. The JL Nichols Inn is a family owned B&B that allows your pup to stay with you for a fee. They offer various rooms inside the main house, and also a private guest cottage. If your pooch is getting restless, take a walk in nearby Triangle Park, a small 1 acre park with green space and a playground.