Nunica comes from a Native American word meaning "clay earth". It's a beautiful and thoughtful name, and one which is appropriate for Nunica, since it's home to fertile farmland. The clay earth is what attracted settlers to this quaint town. Later, it became a hot spot for mining zinc. All of this brought the railroad and almost 8,000 people in the 1920s.
Some original buildings still remain from the 1920s settlement. It is quite the sight to see as you walk your dog through the neighborhoods. While you're here, take some time to visit the town center, where you'll find memorial markers telling the story of Nunica.
What was once a hustling and bustling industrial site is now a quaint, country community. Nunica might be small, but it has a big love for animals! There's even a vet clinic in town that takes care of all the local pups.
You'll also find a furrific natural space in this small town: Crockery Creek Natural Area. This area has multiple trails that allow your dog to walk with you on the leash. You can explore the natural countryside all year long. There are even some open lands that allow you to let your dog off his leash and roam in spots. Just bring plenty of water with you for you and your dog.