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Cartersville is located in the northwest corner of Georgia, and has had some hard knocks during the Civil War. The town was finally rebuilt and reincorporated as a town in 1854, which is also when it was given the name Cartersville. The town's motto is "Be Charmed, Be Prosperous, Belong", which the city follows, by making its four-legged residents feel like they belong with eight animal clinics and multiple dog-friendly parks.
The Red Top Mountain State Park is the number one place residents take their adventurous pups, with over 1,562 acres to explore and 1 miles of shoreline along Lake Allatoona. Dogs are welcome into the park while on a leash, and can walk the trails, romp on the beach, or play in the water. Additinal features include benches and trash bins.
The Pettit Environmental Preserve is another natural wonder that welcomes humans and dogs, and offers 3 different trails that range from .25 miles to 1.7 miles. The preserve encircles a lake and provides scenic views of the water and forests. The area does requires a fee to enter, so bbe prepared. Fido must be on leash at all times in the park, and humans must bring water and clean-up bags.
The outdoor activities are endless and dogs really are made to feel like they are put fur-st in Cartersville!
The Cartersville City Center is the central point of the city, with a business district and residential homes. Among all the buildings are a few parks, like the Sam Smith Park. This park provides some much needed open space among the crowded buildings, with rolling plains and paved trails throughout. The quiet atmosphere offers the perfect place to go on a peaceful walk with Fido, who has to remain on a leash. Dellinger Park is also in the neighborhood, and provides recreational tennis courts. Dogs are welcome in the open areas around the courts and inside them, and owners must bring water and clean-up bags.
Happy Hollow is a quiet neighborhood filled with residential houses, and a few parks. The Heritage Park is a small area with an open field and paved sidewalk that encircles the park. Leashed pups are welcome to come explore, and have access to a bench and trash bin. Benham Park is right down the street and offers another option to walk your dog along the winding paths throughout the park. The park has a few benches and nighttime lights for those who get out late. The City Cellar & Loft is a southern dish eatery that your pup will love! With dog-friendly outdoor seating and complimentary water bowls for dogs, this is a relaxing and tasty spot for both of you!
Oakland Heights is a larger neighborhood that sits on the northwest corner of the city, and is home to one of the biggest parks in town. The Hamilton Crossing Park features recreational ballfields, large areas for running, paved walkways and provides restroom access. Dogs are welcome inside the park, on the sidewalks, open areas, and in the fenced-in ball areas if no teams are playing. Dogs must also remain on a leash while at the park. You will enjoy the benches, water fountains, trash bins, and nighttime lights. If you're staying in town for the night, the Country Inn & Suites welcomes up to two dogs for a low fee.
The city of Acworth is 12 miles from Cartersville, and home to the South Red Top Mountain neighborhood. The area provides different dog-friendly activities, like the Bartow Carver Park. The park is 1,553 acres and sits along Allatoona Lake with boat launches, trails, fishing holes, and picnic shelters. Dogs are welcome inside the park and along the lake shoreline to run around or swim, but must be on a leash shorter than 8 feet. With all the ground to cover at the park, humans and dogs may have to stay a few days to get all their adventring in. Check into the La Quinta Inn, as this dog-friendly hotel allows dogs up to 50 pounds for a small fee.
The Swift-Cantrell neighborhood is in Kennesaw, and just 15 miles southeast of Cartersville. The community is a favorite among dog-lovers thanks to the Frank Boone Dog Park, a large fenced-in park perfect for off-leash play. The park has two separate areas for large and small dogs, double-gated entrances, and benches for humans. There's even a doggy wash station for when Fido gets too dirty running around. The neighborhood is also home to a park of the same name known as Swift-Cantrell Park, a large residential park with paved walkways, restrooms, and a playground. The park is dog-friendly to leashed pups, but owners must bring clean-up bags.
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