Known as "The Gateway to Callaway Gardens," you'll find a pet-friendly escape from Atlanta in the amiable town of Pine Mountain, Georgia! Around an hour's drive south on 1-85 and you'll land in the pawsitively stunning town of Pine Mountain. Dogs and humans alike know the southern charm and "hos-pet-tality" extends to both the two and four-legged! About 2,500 acres of the Callaway Gardens Resort makes up Pine Mountain. The town's filled with beautiful gardens, golf courses, lakes, and trails for you and Fido to enjoy. The downtown area hosts art exhibits, craft fairs, and antique shops that invite both residents and tourists!
Dog owners adore living in Pine Mountain because they have everything their dog will need for a happy and healthy life! There is a veterinarian, pet groomer, and 5 pet shops in this dog-friendly town. Not to mention the area around Pine Mountain is an idyllic Georgia landscape fit for any Fido! You can explore the historical F.D. Roosevelt State Park or go for a hike on the Pine Mountain Trail. A walk through downtown places you in the heart of welcoming boutiques while dog owners can take their pick of the 3 pet-friendly restaurants that open their doors for the doggos! Whether you're just visiting, or you call Pine Mountain your home, this is a lovely place for Southern pooches!
Does your dog love visiting state parks to explore the great outdoors? If your Fido barks "yes" for trailblazing, then he'll have the time of his life at the 9,000-acre F.D. Roosevelt State Park. With over 40 miles of trails that branch out into the nearby neighborhoods, your doggo will have plenty of hiking views! The park got its name when former president FDR would hike and picnic up on Dowdell's Knob in the rolling hills of the park. This park has plenty of amenities, including 21 cottages, 2 lakes, 16 backcountry campsites, and 140 camping & RV sites. Your Fido will be happy to know that leashed dogs are welcome at the F.D. Roosevelt State Park anytime!
Does your dog like "bark-b-q" done the Southern way? If your Fido's lucky enough to live off Parkway Drive, you're within walking distance of Moore's Whistling Pig. This barbecue restaurant welcomes dogs to join their owners in the outside seating area and serves up all-American favorites and some great Georgia BBQ. You can try the beef brisket and pulled pork on a bun or plated. Locals also love the country fried steak sandwich, Sand Man, or the rib plate. Of course, the Whistling Pig has a respectable number of sides to join your beefy meal. There's nothing better than fried green tomatoes to go along with your Southern BBQ plate! Fido approves!
Does your dog like hanging out in restaurants that remind him of the pioneer days? Then he'll feel right at home in Cason's Tap Room, right across the way from Maple Terrace. This dog-friendly restaurant shares a bar called the Ironwood Lounge and has pawlicious food and drinks! Tucked into Callaway Gardens, you and Fido can grab the restaurant's signature draft beer fittingly called the Carsons Craft. Patrons are encouraged to pair their drinks with an entree like the Gorgonzola Encrusted Filet Mignon, Buffalo Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli, or the Citrus Salmon. This doesn't even tap the list of hard drinks and entrees you can enjoy with your pooch at Cason's Tap Room. Grab the leash and find out yourself!
Does your dog like to tuck his napkin in his shirt for a fine dining experience? If you live off Kimbell Road, this puts you and Fido within walking distance of the Carriage and Horses Restaurant. This restaurant's atmosphere is chic, and dogs are welcome to get fancy with you! The worldly menu at Carriage and Horses features dishes from all over the culinary spectrum. You can get Maryland style crab cakes, Spanokopita, or Escargot for an appetizer. For the main course, locals love the prime rib or Two Lobster Tails. There are a few varieties of surf n' turf, so you and Fido will have to visit to find out which one's your favorite! Fido's already ironing his best dress shirt!
Does your dog love hiking and seeing all the gorgeous views less than a mile from home? If you live in the southeastern pocket of Pine Mountain, you'll find the entrance trailhead of the 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail. The trail weaves up through the neighborhood and into the F.D. Roosevelt State Park trail system. Along the way, you'll see all kinds of Georgia wildlife like beavers, deer, turkey, and other migratory birds. The trail itself has a variety of landscapes from dense forest to scenic outlooks. There are mile markers and blazes painted on the trees to keep you and Fido on track. Your dog's so excited he's already lacing up his boots for the hike through Pine Mountain Trail!