In a city as large as Tallahassee, Florida, you can not only expect a lot of people but also a lot of animals. On average, one of every two households own at least one pet. This means you will find almost 100,000 cats and dogs in Tallahassee. Where does the city keep them all? In the many dog parks and other attractions, of course!
One of the main places to be for dogs and their owners is the Tom Brown Park. This park is a favorite as it has much to offer and is completely free. Aside from the park itself, there is a dog park that offers a separate playground for small dogs, water fountains and shaded areas for shelter from the hot Florida sun.
Another local favorite is the San Luis Mission Park. Aside from the nice stroll you can enjoy in the main park there is also a dog park. The biggest upside of this park is the large amount of trees which does not only give it a natural vibe but also offer a lot of places for dogs to hide from the sun. There also a few trails outside the dog park to walk the dog on a leash.
Hikers, joggers and dog owners alike are also a fan of Lake Ella. This park, which features a large lake, is a splendid way to enjoy some fresh air in a natural setting. This well visited and one of the local favorites trails follows the shoreline of the lake and offers a great walk.
Tom Brown Park is a barktastic place to have an adventure-filled day. The park is full of trails that lead up and down grassy hills. There are playgrounds, picnic areas, and even disc golf available for the dogs. The dog park is right off the main road, down a little dirt road so that you and your pup aren’t bothered by passing cars. It is a fenced off-leash area that is big enough for Fido to run and play safely. There’s plenty of grassy, shady areas to take a break from the Florida sun, as well as seating areas so you can watch Fido while he frolics in the grass.
The San Luis Mission Park is another pawesome way to spend a few hours. There are lots of tree-lined trails to take your dog on as long as he’s on a leash. When you get ready to play at the dog park, Fido will be excited to see that the single, large, fenced in area has a lot of room to run and play fetch. There isn’t a lot of grass, but there is a lot of dirt to dig in! Benches and picnic tables can be found within the dog park, so you’ll never be too far from Fido. Remember to bring some water and doggie waste bags!
It doesn’t really matter where you are headed -- you need to stop and take a look where you were. The Tallahassee Automobile and Collectibles Museum is just the place for you to do that. You are welcome to join your dog in the museum as long as you keep him on a leash. You will find a collection of historic tires for Fido to sniff as well as a few other interesting items. This is the pawfect to spend a rainy day or to change your routine of going to the dog parks in the area. Come on -- you may even learn something new!
This neighborhood is more than just a walk in the park. In this little mission community, you and your dog will be guided through the traditional, daily lives of the Apalachee Indians. You will be able to tour the entire grounds, which include a church, council hall, and the fort. The living history guides are wearing traditional clothing. They are well-informed and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about this historic spot. There are farm animals on site, so please keep your dog leashed at all times. Don’t forget to check out the archeological area to witness how history transformed into modern times.
It is time to take a flying leap back into eating healthy at Flying Bear Great American Grill. They specialize in farm-to-table food that will leave you begging for more. You are welcome to join your dog in the patio area for any meal that you choose. Your dog will love the choices between chicken wings, burgers, and even pasta. The best part is that they even offer vegetarian dishes to help you stick to your diet. The whole atmosphere is full of fun and friendly attitudes that will have your dog begging to visit again!