Jenkins County, being a regional hub of transportation in Georgia, is one of the most desirable places to visit among tourists who are lured by the gorgeous parks nestled in the area, including Magnolia Springs State Park with its magnificent crystal clear springs. Perkins is a small and close-knit community located a short distance north of Millen, the county seat. This community has a few pet-friendly amenities, including parks and a veterinary clinic in the neighboring town, Waynesboro.
The majestic Magnolia Springs State Park lies within walking distance of Perkins. You won't want to miss the chance to visit this gorgeous place! The best part? The park is totally dog-friendly! Keep your lovely mutt on the leash at all times and immerse yourself in a pawesome adventure at the springs, gazing at alligators, turtles and other wildlife around. Five miles of walking trails and plenty of quiet places for picnicking and relaxing are at your disposal if you and your pooch are not much into predators!
If you want to stay in Perkins for a while, you may consider two options: two dog-friendly hotels in Waynesboro to the north, or a hotel in Millen. All of them will require you to pay an additional fee per pet.
Nestled on the banks of Hamburg Mill Pond, Hamburg State Park is a quiet and leafy recreation area in the southwestern part of Mitchell. This is not just a park. This is 741 acres of pure joy and excitement for every canine visitor. Even though you have to keep your mutt on their leash here, there are plenty of outdoor activities you can enjoy together Fishing, picnicking and more than 3 miles of walking trails are awaiting your and your pooch in the park. Not fun enough? Try your mutt in geocaching and make him feel like a real explorer and bloodhound!
The Garden City of the South, glorious Augusta is the second largest and oldest city in Georgia. The versatile downtown is able to fulfill any needs of every visitor no matter what you're looking for. Recreation areas, historic places, shopping venues and exquisite eateries are everywhere! Travelling with a pooch? Even better! Augusta has the first and the only dog park conveniently located in the downtown area – Pendleton King Park. This is the busiest place during late afternoons and on weekends where pooches are welcome to play, romp and chase each other in a specially designated area of the park. The place requires bringing water with you, but it is enclosed and has enough grass and benches for everyone!
Evans is a small and very dog-friendly town to the northwest of Augusta. The northern part is close to the city center and has all the necessary amenities, such as shops, convenience stores, and eateries. Evans Towne Center Park is a nice recreation area surrounded by cultural places and a library, offering on-leash and off-leash fun for furry visitors. Your mutt will love the specially designated, enclosed area for off-leash chases and the agility equipment for sporty pups. The place has two separate sections for small and large breeds, which makes socializing pleasant and enjoyable for every chihuahua and mastiff. The northern part of the city is just packed with dog-friendly eateries! Before heading home, try visiting Mellow Mushroom located right across the park, serving scrumptious slices of pizza at one of the six dog-friendly outside tables.
Looking for a getaway with your pooch? George L. Smith State Park to the east of Twin City is a perfect place to immerse yourself in an atmosphere of serenity and adventure at the same time. Hiking trails and fishing opportunities are everywhere! Enjoy a quiet evening catching fish or admiring the views of the Watson Pond with your mutt at your side. Or explore the Spanish moss, Tupelo, and Cypress trees within the park, hitting the miles of walking and hiking trails sprawling all over the area. Make sure you are following the rules: pooches should be leashed and are not allowed in swimming areas or group camps. But if you want to stay for a few days, there are a few dog-friendly accommodations with an additional fee for a pet as well as camping options available.
The city center of Macon has a number of historic and cultural places to visit with cafes dotted around. Once in Macon with your pooch, you don't have to go far to find fun. Downtown has a dog-friendly park located literally in the heart of the city. Macon Dog Park has two separated sections, a creek and two bridges connecting both sides of the area. The place is one of the favorite attractions for dog owners in Georgia and Alabama alike. On the opposite side, you will find Tyler’s Place Dog Park, which belongs to Macon Dog Park but serves as a nice extension for large pooches to play off-leash. If you want to explore more dog-friendly places in the area, try visiting Poplar Street, where you'll find a number of pet-friendly cafes with outdoor patios and tables.