A suburb of Miami, the village of Pinecrest is incredibly green and scenic, and offers up a variety of tail-wagging outdoor activities. From urban parks and walking trails to dog-friendly restaurants and four veterinary clinics, this is a village that caters well to both humans and canines alike.
There are quite a few parks for you and Fido to explore in Pinecrest, with Pinecrest Gardens being one of the most popular. This 20 acre park is the largest in the village, and features a spectacular botanical display, along with picnic areas and walking trails. Also worth visiting are Suniland Park and Evelyn Greer Park, both of which are home to playgrounds and short walking paths.
One of the highlights of Pinecrest is all of the dog-friendly restaurants that you will find here. Begin your day with a bagel from Mitch's Westside Bagels Too, who claim to have the best bagels this side of the Everglades. For a pizza, Manhattan Chicago Real Pizza is the place to go, while Trattoria Luna serves up Italian cuisine, along with a bowl of cold water on the patio for Fido.
With so many pawtastic green areas to explore, as well as several dog-friendly restaurants to choose from, your pup will no doubt love all that Pinecrest has to offer.
Pinecrest Village Center is home to a few parks that your dog will love. At nine acres in size, Coral Pine Park is the largest, and contains tennis courts, a recreation center, a sports field, a playground and a natural area that Fido will enjoy sniffing about in. Another scenic park is the Veterans Wayside Park, as this four and a half acre park has a freshwater lake at the center of it, surrounded by picnic benches and open green spaces. Also in this neighborhood is Flagler Grove Park, which stretches out for three acres and is home to soccer fields, a large playground and a paved walking path.
The Gables by the Sea neighborhood is incredibly picturesque, and is the pawfect place to spend the day. This is where you will find the Chapman Field Park, which is 483 acres in size and features sports facilities, a large lake, and a one mile walking trail. Also within this park is the Chapman Dog Park, which sprawls out for nine acres and can be reached by following a short trail from the parking lot. This fenced-off park has separate sections for larger and smaller dogs, as well as doggie bag dispensers at the gate, but you will need to bring your own water and bowl for Fido.
The Northeast Palmetto Bay neighborhood in Palmetto Bay is directly adjacent to Pinecrest, and offers up some beautiful green areas for you and your pooch to explore. The Coral Reef Park stretches out for over 50 acres, and is such a tranquil space to spend a few hours. There are several sports facilities here, as well as a playground, a Natural Pinelands Preserve, a meditation garden, open green areas and a paved walking path. If your pooch still needs some more exercise, this neighborhood provides access to the 444 acre Deering Estate, which is situated along the edge of Biscayne Bay. The views from this park are spectacular, and the nature trails will definitely keep you and your pup busy for a while.
The Coral Gables neighborhood of Old Cutler Hwy/ Snapper Creek Rd is right next to Pinecrest, and boasts some tail-wagging dog walks. There are a couple of small parks within this neighborhood that your pooch will love, beginning with the Hammock Lake Park. This park, which is home to a playground and a paved walking path, is just a short walk from Hammock Lake itself, which offers another trail that loops its way around the lake. Also within this neighborhood is the Banyan Drive Park, a small neighborhood park that is home to tennis courts and a playground. Dogs are allowed to use both of these parks, but do need to be kept on a lead at all times.
Less than a mile from Pinecrest is The Falls in Kendall, a neighborhood famous for its large outdoor mall. While you will not be able to take your pooch to browse the stores, there are a couple of parks here that will definitely keep Fido happy. The Briar Bay Park features a few sports facilities, several open green areas, and picnic benches, while the Briar Bay Linear Park has waterways on either side of it, meaning that there are picturesque views from throughout the park. If you and your pup would like a bite to eat after all of that walking, head over to CrepeMaker for some of their non-traditional crepes, with both sweet and savory options available.