Surprising to some, Madison has been recognized as one of the “10 Best Towns for Family” by Family Circle magazine. Madison, AL is a place of natural beauty, a place to enjoyed by both man and his best friend.
The city of Madison maintains a small park for the benefit of dogs and their owners. Mill Creek Dog Park, on Balch Road, has three separate areas. The staging area at the park’s entrance provides owners a place to unleash their pets before entering the play areas. One play area caters to smaller dogs 25 pounds or under, while the other is set up for bigger dogs weighing more than 25 pounds. Both humans and pets can get a drink of water at the park and dog waste bag dispensers are provided for the owners’ convenience.
The city’s Park & Recreations Department maintains miles of greenways and trails winding in and around the city. Pets are welcome on most trails, but they should be kept on leashes at all times.
Not only does Bruster’s Real Ice Cream welcome dogs to their establishment, they even offer free sundaes, topped with crumbled dog bones, for all their furry friends. Both Pie in the Sky Pizzeria & Pub and Bison’s Cafe allow dogs on their outdoor patios.
Several motels in Madison welcome pets, such as the Red Roof Inn & Suites, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Best Western Plus Hotel, Econo Lodge and Country Hearth Inn. Most places charge a fee for each pet, with the exception of Red Roof Inn & Suites where pets stay for free. Each motel has its own policy regarding pet stays, so make sure you verify reservations for both you and your pets.
Madison, AL is a beautiful place, one that you and your pet can explore together.
Tenney-Lapham is a beautiful, dog friendly neighborhood that sits on Madison’s Lake Mendota. While here, you and your pooch will want to visit Demetral Park. This community park boasts almost 50 acres of fun for you and your pal, including a nice off-leash dog park where you will meet friendly local residents and tail waggin’ pups! Not only does the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood have one dog park, it has two! While in the area, make sure your pup has plenty of opportunity to sniff around the popular, off leash McCormick Greenway Dog Park. Around every corner, you’re almost guaranteed to see beautiful scenery and a tail wag or two!
Mendota Hills is a popular neighborhood in Madison. This neighborhood is home to one of the most popular parks in Madison, Warner Park. The community hosts a number of events here. There’s no question as to why -- Warner Park is over 200 acres! Most places in this park are great for snifftastic fun. Plus, leashed dogs are allowed in most areas. There is also off-leash fun at the fenced-in dog park. Mendota Hills also sits on the beautiful Lake Mendota, the largest lake in Madison. If you and your pooch want to grab a bite to eat, make sure you stop by Banzo -- you won’t regret it!