The city of Orange Park, Florida homeowners take care of more than 1,000 dogs so it’s a great place for dog lovers to visit. You can bring your pup to many of the Orange Park attractions, restaurants, and hotels in town, so there is no reason to leave him at home. If you are up for a hike, the Guana River State Park offers trails for all skill levels that take you through the marshes and along the Guana River. You will see plenty of wildlife on the trail so keep an eye out for them, and you may even spot a Falcon grabbing its dinner from the River!
After you have worked up an appetite take your furry friend on over to Whitey’s Fish Camp where you can both enjoy some catfish, shrimp, crab legs, wings, etc. They have All You Can Eat Catfish every night so you and your furball can share. The best part? All You Can Eat Catfish has live music on Saturday nights and some great Texas Hold’Em games if you want to join in, and are feeling a little lucky.
Time for bed? There are some great dog-friendly hotels in Orange Park too. The Rodeway Inn is on Park Avenue, and it loves dogs of all sizes. The Club Continental on Astor accepts pooches under 20 pounds so tell Fido to think thin! Stay Suites of America on Wells Road also thinks dogs should be under 20 pounds so don’t feed your furbaby too much catfish! Enjoy your stay in Orange Park.
Are you looking to make a splash? Then Poochies Swim and Play Park is the place to visit. With a large pool for your pup to dive into, this park promotes exercise, agility, and some hydrating fun in the sun. Toys are provided, but you may also bring your own to ensure that your dog gets the full water-wagging experience. The grounds are well kept, clean and perfect for play. By taking your dog at Poochie’s Swim and Play Park, you’ll not only reward your dog for all his hard work, but leave them tuckered out on the drive home.
Biking? Running? Woodland? If all three appeal to you, then it’s time to visit Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park. With separate parks for big and small dogs, your pup will have bundles of fun on the forest trails, as well as have the chance to meet some furry friends of their own. With plenty of greenery and open space, the park is also perfect for a family picnic, bike ride, or run, that’ll bring you happiness and your dog some freedom. Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park is definitely a place for you to let your hair, and your fur, down.
Passing through scenic forest and wetlands, the Black Creek Trail traverses Fleming Island and offers your dog the chance to enjoy the forest floor. Stretch those claws across lovely forest pathways, listening for birds and watching for wildlife. The trail slips through a beautiful nature park, home to alligators, bald eagles, and numerous waterfowl species. In addition, a recently developed play park includes picnic areas for you and your dog to take a break at before making the final leg through the gorgeous woodland wonderland. Black Creek Trail is diverse, stunning, and a journey that’ll leave you howling for more.
Looking for value for money? Then Julington Creek Animal Walk offers an affordable membership to a puppy paradise! There is nearly everything you could want for your dog at this facility. It has two dog pools (one for large dogs, and another one for smaller pups), as well as a water park straight from doggie heaven. The trails are fun to walk, allowing your dog off-leash and exploring through the open grassland. The agility park is something straight from a dog fantasy, allowing your dog the chance to get a good workout. This location also offers boarding and pet grooming.
Offer your pup the taste of freedom at Confederate Point Dog Park. With separate areas for big and small dogs, this free dog park gives your pup the chance to unwind with someone their own size. On a clear, sunny day, there is no better place for a game of fetch, with plenty of shade, land to run around in and, best of all, doggie fountains for your dog to get some much needed H2O. Take a seat in one of the many available benches and watch your dog have the time of their lives at Confederate Point Dog Park.