Known as the place where “President Lincoln learned the law,” Boonville is located about three hours south of Indianapolis. This small-town features family and Fido-friendly activities where pups and their parents can enjoy the outdoors and socialize with neighbors. When your pooch needs medical care, there are two qualified veterinarian clinics in town.
The Boonville City Lake is a pupular destination featuring large open areas and a 15-acre lake. You can walk along the concrete path with Fido and admire the plants and flowers in the well-maintained gardens. Strolling around the lake is also fun for your pup, or you can relax on the banks and go fishing. If you are spending the day with the kids, there are three playgrounds where they can play while you and Fido sit on a bench and chat with friends.
If you are looking for other destinations where you and your pup can walk, check out Bullivant Park near the high school. You will need to keep Fido on his leash, but you can stroll around the area and let your pooch stretch his legs. Breckenridge Park on West Elm Street is another option where you and Fido can stroll and enjoy a sunny day. Just be sure to bring along your own doggie waste bags.Whether you are visiting family in the area, or you enjoy the friendly neighbors in a small-town, Boonville is a great place for you and Fido
Located in the center of town, the Scales Lake Park is a great place to spend a day with Fido and the family. The lake is perfect for fishing, or you can hike along the nature trails with your pup on a leash. There are 66-acres of land with a quiet campground and a petting zoo. When strolling around the park, you can admire a variety of plants, and your pup will have a snifftastic time with trees and flowers along the way. You will need to bring your own doggie waste bags, but there are convenient trash receptacles located throughout the park.
About 15 miles southwest of Boonville, your pooch will love spending time at the Central Bark Park at Kleymeyer in the town of Evansville. You will need to purchase a membership and receive an access code for the park, but your pup will appreciate the time and effort! The park features agility equipment to keep your pooch in shape, and three fenced areas where Fido can run around and play. Pup parents can relax on one of the benches while their pooch sniffs the trees and socializes with other pups. The park also offers doggie waste bags to make sure the park stays clean, and there are lights for some fun in the evening before bedtime. After playing at the park, head over to Talk of the Town where you can order a burger and relax at the outdoor seating with your furry friend.
The John James Audubon State Park is located about 25 miles southwest of Boonville in the town of Henderdson, and features hiking trails where you can Fido can get some exercise. Stroll through the park and enjoy the flowers and gardens, or hike along the nature path and watch for a variety of wildlife You will need to keep your pup on a leash. The Community Bark Park is another popular destination for your pooch. It is close to the highway and offers two separate areas where dogs can run around and play. If you need a pooch-friendly place to eat, Mister B’s restaurant offers sandwiches, pizza, and burgers, and you can relax with Fido at the outdoor tables.
In the Christmas Lake Village neighborhood, about 30 minutes east of Boonville in the town of Santa Claus, the Lake Rudolph Campground is a great place to spend time with your pup and the family. You can pitch a tent or bring your RV and enjoy some fun with the kids. Fido will love walking around the lake sniffing the grass, and the kids can go fishing or take advantage of the Putt Putt golf. There are grassy areas where you can walk your pup, but you will need to provide your own doggie waste bags to help keep the campground clean.
Thirty-five minutes northeast of Boonville, Ferdinand Park offers a great place for Fido to run around and play. The park offers open grassy areas where your pup can chase a ball or you can walk along the path that connects two sides of the park and let your pooch sniff the plants and trees along the way. The kids can run around on the playground or relax at one of the picnic tables and enjoy a snack with your pooch. If you need a pup-friendly place to stay in town, Red Roof Inn & Suites welcomes pups for an additional fee.