Tipton, Tennessee is found on the western edge of the state, nestled between Arkansas and Mississippi. You will find this town is heavily influenced by the Mississippi delta region that surrounds it in both mannerisms and in culture. The Mississippi River runs right through the western edge of this city and makes for a great stop for tourists and new neighbors alike in search of the perfect selfie! There are six local animal hospitals nearby in case you need a little help while you are on the road or enjoying your stay in Tipton.
Tipton is surrounded by many forests and state parks where dog owners love to take their pets for a day or weekend getaway. To the north is the Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge. To the south is the Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. Both of these parks, as well as those to the west and east of the town, are welcoming of four-legged visitors so long as they clean up after themselves (with just a little bit of help from you with that pesky trash can lid!). While enjoying your stay in Tipton, make sure you have plenty of snacks and dog treats in case you lose track of time while seeing everything the town has to offer!
Mason is a neighborhood in Tipton that packs a small punch. Your dog will love exploring the residential neighborhoods here that have a classic southern charm. You can expect to encounter other dog owners during your stay and on your walks, as this area is usually full of a steady flow of visitors due to its location near the border of three states. You will want to pack plenty of water, especially if you are visiting during the humid warmer months. You may prefer to leash your dog with a harness rather than a leash and collar in case you are in Tipton during a high traffic month.
Atoka is another small country village with a big heart inside of Tipton. This part of town also has tail-wagging scenery thanks to the many residents who take pride in their lawns and gardens. Birds of many feathers frequent this area during migration months, so don’t be surprised if you see some feathery out-of-towners just passing through as well! The Nancy Lane Park is a great local park where you can enjoy a game of fetch or Frisbee with your dog in a more structured and recreational setting. The Walker Park Splash Pad is a great way to beat the heat with a quick splash or two. Dogs must be leashed and must stick to the perimeter of the park, as there are many small children here during peak season.
Covington is the hub of Tipton that offers as little bit of everything that the city has. The Tipton County Museum is found here and is a great place to explore, though you will be limited to their outdoor displays if you are bringing your pup along. The Cobb-Parr Memorial Park is right next to this museum if you prefer to just relax and throw a tennis ball around. You can also venture up to Frazier Park if you prefer a small park to spend some time playing or picnicking. Pack a bag full of waste bags, water, and some tennis balls for your adventures in Covington!
Garland is a slower, sleepier town in Tipton. It makes a great place to rent a camper or a cabin for a weekend getaway. You will find many outdoor green spaces here where you and your dog can jog, walk, picnic, or just watch the clouds go by all afternoon. There are also many small lakes here where you can take a quick splash to beat the heat, especially in the summer. Chances are you will find many other dog owners doing the exact same thing. If you have some to Garland looking for a great place to get a boat, Mike’s Marine is a dog-friendly establishment where the salespeople will be happy to show you and your dog the boat of your dreams together!
Munford is just minutes from Atoka in the southern part of Tipton. You will find this town offers the same quiet, southern comforts as its neighbors without any extra fuss. Renting a home or a cabin here is a great way to spend some quality time with your family and your furry companions while getting back to basics. Munford Parks and Recreation offers a variety of outdoor activities where the whole family is welcome to participate whether they walk on two or four legs! Pack your bags full of water, snacks, and waste bags and get ready for a pawfect picnic in Munford.