Originally occupied by the Chickasaw Indians, Holly Springs is a suburban town about an hour southeast of Memphis. Family and Fido-friendly, you can walk your pooch along the streets in town and admire the historical landmarks and antebellum architecture. When your pup needs to see a vet, there is a convenient veterinarian clinic right in Holly Springs.
Some of the most popular destinations in Holly Springs is the “Magic” Johnson Sports Complex and Rust College. You can walk around campus with your pooch, just be sure to keep him on a leash. There are shade trees, grassy areas, and benches where you can sit and relax.
Staying in Holly Springs with your pup is easy if you make a reservation at the Magnolia Inn. Your pups are welcome for an additional fee.
Whether you are traveling down from Memphis to admire the interesting landmarks in Holly Springs, or you live in the quaint town with friendly neighbors and businesses, you and your pup will find a variety of outdoor activities. The recreation areas, community parks, and pup-friendly accommodations create a puptacular atmosphere for the entire family.
The Chewalla Lake Recreation Area is about seven miles southeast of the center of town and is a great place to spend the day with your family and the pup. The kids can go swimming in the lake, and you and Fido can stroll around the area and get some exercise. There are large mature trees that offer plenty of shade, and the campground is also pet-friendly. There are split rail fences around the campground adding to the charm, and the bathroom is clean. You can hike the well-maintained trails and let your pooch explore and have a snifftastic time.
When traveling to Holly Springs for family events or to explore the historical areas, there are pet-friendly hotels where you and your furry family members will enjoy your time away from home. The Quality Inn on Brooks Road is near the Hillcrest Cemetery and allows pups for an additional fee. There is a grassy area outside the hotel, and the staff will try to make sure you are in a first-floor room. Another option when staying in town is the Days Inn on Heritage Drive. You can bring up to two pups for an additional fee, but you need to call ahead to book a pet-friendly room. There is plenty of grass to walk your pooch and it is close to area attractions.
A fun destination to spend the day in Holly Springs is the Wall Doxey State Park. This is a 60-acre space featuring walking and hiking trails and a spring fed lake. You can stroll along the paths and admire the plants and wildlife while Fido sniffs the trees and rolls in the grass. There is camping available in the park, so plan to pitch a tent and sleep in the great outdoors. The picnic tables are in the shade and there is plenty of area for your pup to roam on a long leash. Spend the day at the lake or just hangout out at the campsite and socialize with your friends and neighbors.
The town of Waterford is ten miles south of Holly Springs and offers the Wyatt Crossing Public Use Area where you can relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. There is a campground where you can pitch a tent and let your pooch socialize with his furry friends, and a boat ramp where guests can launch a boat or kayak and spend some time on the water. You will need to keep Fido on a leash when walking around the campground, and bring along some doggie waste bags. The friendly staff will help you and your pup have a puptastic time while getting some rest and relaxation in the outdoors.
The town of Byhalia is fifteen miles northwest of Holly Springs and features the Fairview Community Park on Red Banks Road. There are hiking trails where you can walk with your pup and get some exercise while the kids play on the ball field, and there are clean restrooms and a playground near the picnic area. The ball field is lit up at night, so you can take Fido for a walk in the evening and enjoy the fresh air. If you are visiting in the area, America’s Best Value Inn welcomes pups for an additional fee.