Hoosiers that are both human and canine alike love living in the southern part of the state in Corydon, Indiana. This historic town was founded in 1808 and is the site of the Corydon Battle, which took place in the American Civil War. Tourists and fans of history flock to Corydon to visit the battle site and tour the downtown area to check out the architecture. Music fans and patrons of the arts also love visiting this town. In the summer, there are weekly music events in the town square with artisan vendor booths, live music, and food booths.
Dog owners love it here in Corydon. They have quick access to everything they need to keep Fido happy and healthy. You'll find a veterinarian and animal hospital within the town limits as well as 2 pet groomers and 4 public parks. There’s also a few pet-friendly restaurants where you can sit outside with your pooch for a bite to eat. If you just want to take a relaxing walk with Fido, you can find quiet streets along the Indian Creek which zigzags its way through the town.
You and Spot will fall head over paws for the dog-friendly town of Corydon, Indiana!
Does your dog know the aroma of coffee means it's time to wake up and go for a walk? If you live in the Lincoln Hills neighborhood, you can hang out at the local coffee shop — Kentjava Bar. This dog-friendly cafe has an outdoor seating area where Fido can hang out with you as you enjoy your drinks. Kentjava offers quality roasts for espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes. After getting nice and caffeinated, you can hike along the Indian Creek Trail. The trail follows the creek, with plenty of ducks along the way for Fido to chase! Just remember your waste baggies.
Does your dog like to roll up in your bed covers like a little burrito? This might inspire you to grab some Mexican food! The best place to get an actual burrito with Fido is in the Landmark Way neighborhood. Here, you can visit the dog-friendly El Nopal Mexican restaurant. Try the Macho Burrito, which will leave you plenty extra to snack on for later. After gorging on some tacos, you can drive down to the 130-acre Hayswood Nature Preserve. At Hayswood, you and Fido can explore the trail system, go fishing, or have a picnic underneath one of the park's shelters. Hayswood keeps tails wagging!
Does your dog love the great outdoors and enjoy exploring wide-open spaces? (What dog doesn't?!) If you live in the Harrison neighborhood, you can hop on I-65 for a 2-hour drive to Fort Harrison State Park. This 17,000-acre park is dog-friendly and has an abundance of beautiful flowers for Fido to sniff out. Flora and fauna like Jack in the Pulpit, Harebell, and Beardtongue flowers all grow naturally at Fort Harrison State Park. You can also take a stroll by Fall Creek or just enjoy the land and throw a picnic. Fido will love it! (Just make sure to keep him on-leash at all times.)
Does your dog like tree-lined hiking trails? From the Green Acres neighborhood, you can drive 18 minutes west to the O'Bannon Woods to hike the trail system there. The Wyandotte Caves are a big attraction in the park if your spelunking pup wants to explore a real cave, instead of underneath your bed! O'Bannon Woods is over 2,000 acres with campgrounds and streams to fish in, too. There is a peaceful reserve that you and Fido can appreciate this deep in the woods. Also, a 10-minute drive down 135 will land you at Indiana Caverns. In the caves, you'll find bones from animals from the Ice Age, a "biodiversity hotspot" of living animals, and areas where you can mine gemstones. (Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted in the caves, but the prehistoric land site is still worth visiting. Next time, Fido!)
Is your pup a history buff? If your Fido loves watching Civil War documentaries, he'll get a kick out of visiting the battle site of the Corydon Battle right here in the Heidelberg neighborhood. Visiting the park with your dog offers a bridge to the past. The park plays laureate to battle cannons, statues, and tombstones which mark the country's past. Tours are available -- which dogs can join as long as they are well-behaved -- that lead you around the highlights of the park. You can commemorate a piece of American history with your dog as you hike the battlefield. Be respectful and bring waste bags to clean up after your pal.