Leesburg, Florida, is a great place to stay for a vacation, or forever. More and more people are opting to make Leesburg their permanent home. The population surged by four thousand in five years, making this one of the fastest growing communities in Florida. It’s not just more people heading to Leesburg, either! More and more dogs are filling out the city! You can tell by checking out all the veterinarians in the area. Leesburg supports twelve vets and animal hospitals, so you have plenty of options for caring for your pet.
The Daubenmire Trail is a perfect way to break a sweat and enjoy the gorgeous natural landscape of Leesburg. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on this 3.8 mile loop trail. The trail is an easy walk, mostly flat, and partially shaded. Get close to the lake for a brilliant view!
At the end of the day, you’ll have plenty of options for where you want to spend your night! Leesburg has dog-friendly hotels, motels, and resorts. Best Western Plus Chain of Lakes Inn & Suites, Black Bass Fishing Resort, and Rodeway Inn are all prime examples of the pet friendly accomodations in Leesburg.
Take some time out to explore pup-friendly Leesburg with your favorite furry pal today!
Singletary Park is a small area set right on the side of the road. One side slopes down to the water. There’s a fishing pier and a place to rent canoes. You should leash up your dog and keep walking down along the shore. A path will keep you on the right track down near the water. There isn’t a better park to get a view of Lake Harris without going out of your way! Once you’ve worked up an appetite, Irene’s Ice Cream and Deli is the place to go. Sample succulent Rubens and other classic sandwiches and enjoy ample outdoor seating. You and your dog are always welcome at Irene’s!
Berry Park in Leesburg West is a great place to take your entire family. Starting with the ruler of the roost, your dog is going to love the walking trail. It sticks close to the park’s water feature, providing a gorgeous view for you and interesting smells for your dog! Moving down the line, kids will enjoy the recently added play equipment. From swings to climbing equipment to sports fields, Berry Park has it all! Bringing up the rear, you could enjoy a blissful nap on the grass if the rest of the family agrees! Dogs have to be leashed in Berry Park.
Bourlay Historic Nature Park is a must-see of the area. It’s not only a gorgeous park, it’s somewhat educational. Soak in the local Leesburg history with a look at the two historic houses on the property. Bring a friend to hold your dog while you explore, since man’s best friend is not best friend’s with historic floors, and has to sit this one out. Even if you’d rather skip the history lesson, this beautiful park has old trees and plenty to see. If you’re hungry, dog-friendly dining is blocks away at Naples Italian. Sit at the dog-friendly outdoor tables, and enjoy pizza and subs all the way up to authentic Italian strombolis!
Sunnyside in Leesburg has two incredible parks that your pup has to touch before you can leave. The first is the John L. Johnson Park. This area is geared towards children, but that makes it a hit with families. Your dog can enjoy the wide open fields and plentiful space while your kids paint the town red on the jungle gym. If you’d like something aimed for a bit of an older crowd, Herlong Park is your next favorite place. There are covered picnic tables and a fishing pier. The main draw is peace and quiet: this park is far less crowded than the John L. Johnson Park!
Rogers Park is a community park geared towards having something for everyone. With that in mind, it includes a playground, a zipline, a splash pad, walking trails, benches, event space, and sports fields! While your dog can’t enjoy everything on the menu at Rogers Park, it’s a fantastic place to exercise. Walk and see what’s happening today! If you’d prefer something more sedate, Venetian Gardens Park is the place to go. Located within the same neighborhood, Venetian Gardens Park sports a public pool. With so many people aiming for the pool, the rest of this green, wide open and elegantly appointed park is sometimes forgotten.