The fastest growing city in Henry County, Locust Grove is undoubtedly a very popular place, and it’s certainly not hard to see why! This town was named after the glorious grove of locust trees that sprouted throughout its neighborhoods, and it is celebrated for striking the ideal balance between conserving its charming hometown tradition while also embracing its ever-flourishing population and budding businesses. Located just a short drive from Georgia’s capital city, Locust Grove provides easy access to the vast amenities available in bustling Atlanta while simultaneously offering a small-town, family-friendly vibe to visitors and residents.
Any four-legged friend would be barking to go here, but if you’ve got a cultured canine at the end of that leash, then they are in for a real treat! The historic district is listed on the Georgia Register of Historic Places for its admirable architecture and railroad-strip style layout, and it's a real mutts-see!
Atlanta is a puppy’s paradise and offers the Locust Grove locals so many oppawtunities for fur-friendly fun. Piedmont Dog Park and Renaissance Park Dog Park have oodles of room for poodles to run off-leash, and are equipped with separate play areas for smaller dogs as well as numerous water fountains. Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area has a one-mile wooded walking trail and a river for Sparky to dip their paws in!
You and your pooch will love Locust Grove!
McDonough is the place that doggy dreams are made of, and not just because of the many parks waiting to welcome your preppy pup! Alexander Park is an off-leash wagging wonderland that has two separate secure areas that allow the bigger and small dogs to play separately, as well as an agility course to test Spot’s skills. Heritage Park will suit the history-loving hound because of its historic village and Veterans Wall of Honor. Dogs are welcome to sniff around the nature trails and walking track if they are leashed. Some canine cuisine might be in order after such adventure, so why not grab some yogurt to share with your barking bestie at Berry Mango or check out the doggy menu at PJ’s Café!
The Reeves Creek Trail in Stockbridge is 3 miles long and begins in the memorable Memorial Park. Your furever friend must be kept on their leash at all times. This tremendous trek will bring you and Fido through whimsical wooded areas and magical meadows and has an easy-to-follow concrete path. Panola Mountain State Park is part of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area on account of its ravishing rare ecosystem, and it has 25 miles of trails for you and your playful pooch to explore. Follow the PATH Foundation Trail that connects Panola Mountain with Arabia Mountain for stunning views of Alexander Lake. If you need some food when you finish, head to Bench Warmers Sports Grill, where they’ll bring your precious pet some water while you munch!
Happy hounds love Hampton, and why wouldn’t they? No matter what your dog desires on a day out, North Mt. Carmel Bark Park has got it covered! This expansive enclosure is pawfect for some off-leash merriment and has separate areas for big and small dogs to play safely. There are doggie drinking fountains on-site, so no need to bring water, but bring some waste bags to ensure the park stays pristine! If your puppy gets mucky while playing on the obstacle course, there’s a wash station to clean up before heading home. There’s also a dog-friendly nature trail for a short, scenic stroll in the sun!
High Falls State Park in Jackson features the largest and tallest waterfall in middle Georgia and is a magnificent place to marvel at the beauty of nature with your four-legged favorite. You’d be barking mad to miss out on this spot! The Towaliga River can be seen cascading over 135 feet, and the vibrant greenery and enchanting rock pools that surround it make this a truly breathtaking sight. Pop a leash on Lassie and traipse around the stunning grounds or discover the walking trails on-site. Bring some water and doggy waste bags and you’re good to go!
College Park is home to South Fulton County’s first dog park -- Canine Crossing Dog Park -- and there’s no bones about it, Spot will have a splendid day sniffing, strutting, and socializing here! This pupperific park has two separate enclosures so your pup can play off-leash with pals their own size, as well as huge concrete tunnels to race through and ample seating for you to rest your legs while your pooch stretches theirs. There are water bowls and water fountains on-site, as well as lots of doggy waste bags and restrooms for toilet breaks. A walking track surrounds the big dog enclosure for those who require even more running! Need something to sink your teeth into? The Pig and the Pint have a dog-friendly outdoor seating area.