Palm Harbor was originally dubbed 'Sutherland,' which was a shortening of Southern Land and Development company. This company, Southern Land and Development, was actually responsible for the original formation of the community which is now known as Palm Harbor back in 1888. In 1952, the name was changed to Palm Harbor. Palm Harbor is located near the northern part of Pinellas County; Palm Harbor has great facilities for fishing, boating, and diving.
One can find several types of wildlife in the John Chestnut Sr. Park like raccoons, alligators, hawks, turtles and more. You can spend time boating at the lake or play softball in the field. A dog park, Chestnut Park Paw Playground, is also located within the park. The leash free dog park is fully fenced with facilities like cooling stations with showers and dog-level water fountains. Your nature-loving family and darling pet will have an enjoyable time here. Don’t forget to put your pup back on the leash outside the Paw Playground area.
The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail extends from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs and is a multi-use trail everyone including dogs can enjoy. It is a 37-mile rail trail in Pinellas County offering different sorts of recreational activities like cycling, inline skating, walking or jogging. Rest areas, benches and water fountains are accessible for those who want to take in some or all of the trail. The trails also provide access points to some towns in the area. Dogs on leashes are permitted on the entire length of the trail. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay for a short vacation, you can stay at the Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort. They accept pets like cats and dogs for a minimum fee of $250. The pet fee includes deep-cleaning of the accommodation.
Chestnut is a quaint neighborhood in Palm Harbor with a beautiful dog park. The Chestnut Park Paw Playground has a playground, showers, and doggy water fountains. Offering trails around the park perimeter and a beautiful bridge leading safely over the water, this park is an exciting place for your dog to let go of some pent-up energy. The park’s grassy terrain and shady trees make the environment cool and welcoming to both dogs and their humans. Fenced-in areas allow for off-leash running, while separating big and small dogs from one another too. Chestnut is a quiet little neighborhood in Palm Harbor that is filled with dog lovers everywhere.
Fred Marquis is located in metropolitan Palm Harbor. The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail in this neighborhood is based on a railroad-trail combination, and is now an amazing place to walk your dog. The time you spend hiking the trails of Fred Marquis is the perfect bonding experience for you and your favorite companion(s). Offering beautiful views of forests and water, the local trails are a relaxing destination for any nature and dog lover. Maps that show shortcuts are provided for beginner hikers who are new to the area, and a longer trail is provided for more experienced hikers. Whether you’re looking to escape from the hustle of life for a little while, or want to take long hike across the rail-trail corridor, Fred Marquis is perfect for an active Fido.
Riverchase Drive is another dog-friendly neighborhood that offers a little more than the typical dog-friendly community. Riverchase is home to a famous healthy and homemade dog treat bakery. At a moderate price, your doggo can enjoy these scrumptious treats after a long day of fetch in the park. Wheat treats and low-fat treats are available for picky doggos or those on special diets. If you want a sure way of keeping the tails of your beloved dogs wagging, then a sweet treat at Paws Dog Bakery is the place to go after a beautiful day in the local parks of Palm Harbor.
Dunedin is located just out of Palm Harbor, only ten minutes away. In this city, pooches have their own beach -- Honeymoon Island State Park Dog Beach to be exact -- where they can romp in gentle waves and dig in sandy beachfronts. Dogs are also allowed on the nature trail, making the local state park a huge hit for dogs and their owners. If, for some reason, you don’t want to relax on the beach all day, the Happy Tails Dog Park is right around the corner, offering separate fenced in areas for off-leash play. Agility equipment is also available at the local parks for a bit of mental stimulation and training. So wherever you wind up in this city, your dog will definitely enjoy some tail-wagging fun!
Located approximately a forty minute drive from Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg is well worth the drive. With a park on the beach, a hiking trail, a dog boutique, and even a dog bar, St. Petersburg is one of the best destinations in Florida for dog lovers of all kinds. There are seven dog parks to choose from, all with puptastic accommodations. There is a designated section of beach at Fort De Soto Dog Beach Park for off-leash play, and the section is divided further to separate small dogs from the rest. An old Spanish fort can be found throughout the gorgeous parks to explore for the adventuring type. After a long day of exploring and play, the Nikko Mussolini Dog Boutique and Spirits has a fantastic atmosphere for dogs and their owners to relax and enjoy the company of fellow dog lovers and, of course, their dogs.