Safe, semi-rural and family-friendly, Franklinton, LA sits sixty-one miles north of New Orleans on the banks of the beautiful Bogue Chitto River. This small town sure knows how to celebrate -- thousands flock here every October to visit the largest free fair in the United States and the second largest county fair in all of Louisiana. Leashed pooches are welcome at many of the outdoor activities, including the Mile Branch Settlement, an authentic Pioneer village on the fairgrounds.
The enthusiasm around the fair is just one example of Franklinton’s strong community spirit, though -- the town’s civic pride is plain for all to see, from its regular farmer's markets to its pick-your-own-blueberry days at local farms.
Franklinton doesn’t have its own dog park, but that doesn’t mean that you and your buddy are bound to be bored! Outdoorsy pups and their people will be glad to know that there’s a pawesome state park right on the edge of town. In terms of pet care, there’s one veterinary clinic in town, and emergency services are available in Mandeville. You might have to drive a little to get to a fenced area where your furry friend can run free, but you’ll find plenty of op-paw-tunities for off-leash adventure in the surrounding area!