Auburn, Alabama must be some sort of dog lover’s paradise because there are more than 8,000 dogs living there. This great number of active dogs shows highlights the fact that there are so many dog-friendly things to do. In fact, the number one place to go is full of so many things for you and Fido to do you may not have time to do anything else!
Chewacla State Park on Shell Toomer Parkway has something for everyone whether you like hiking, swimming, fishing, camping, or just sitting. The park has almost 700 acres of fun things to do, and six different hiking trails for all skill levels. The easiest is the Sweet Shrub Trail, which takes you and your pup along Moore’s Mill Creek to see deer, chipmunks, and other wildlife. The Deer Rub Trail is the most difficult, with steep terrain and climbing so you may need some boots. As with most things, working your way up, all the way to the top, is definitely worth it, not only for the view, but the fact that there are giant boulders that have been there for millions of years.
Worked up an appetite with Fido and don't want to leave him in the car? You and your furbaby can enjoy some great sandwiches and huge baked potatoes at Mc Alister's Deli on East University Drive. Then right across the way is Bruster's Real Ice Cream. They will make your furry friend a free ice cream with dog bone sprinkles. You can’t get much better than that! Auburn is really a dog loving town.