Riverdale is located just 14 miles away from Atlanta, so you and Fido are just a bone's throw away from dog-friendly fun! Riverdale is also known as the childhood home of the famous American singer, Ciara. While it doesn't have much to offer pooches and their parents, Riverdale does have its own animal hospital so you know your pet will be in good hands in case of accident or emergency.
If you're visiting Riverdale, you won't find any dog-friendly lodging accommodations apart from AirBnB rentals. Atlanta is your best bet for pet-friendly places to stay, with over 130 options that welcome our furry friends!
If you end up visiting Atlanta, you'd be barking mad to miss out on Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area. This 10,000+ acre area comes complete with paw-lenty of recreational activities to enjoy, including hiking, wildlife watching, fishing, and so much more. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore most parts of the park.
Just 6 miles northeast of Riverdale, you'll find Reynolds Nature Preserve. This area is much smaller than the national forest in Atlanta at just over 150 acres, but there's still plenty of furrific activities to enjoy! Dogs are allowed here as long as they are leashed and well-behaved.
One of the closest dog parks to Riverdale can be found in Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood, ruffly 17 miles away from Riverdale. Piedmont Dog Park is an off-leash doggie paradise! Puppies under 16 weeks would have to miss out on this experience, at least until they're a bit older. If you have a pup under 30 lbs., you have a designated area at your disposal where only small pooches are allowed. Don't forget to clean up after your pup, and rest up on the provided benches while watching your pooch sniff out some new friends! And there are plenty of canine companions to play with here -- this is one of the most pawpular dog parks in Atlanta!