Arbor Acres is a highly commutable city, home to many residents who love to take their show on the road to the surrounding cities of Winston Salem, Lexington, and Salisbury. In this residentially focused town. you may have to cross the border into a surrounding suburb to go to the vet, but the transition between cities is so seamless you’d never know it. One thing you will notice is the friendly atmosphere and tail wagging charm of Arbor Acres. If you’re up for a nibble, take your pup to Lexington Style Trimmings. This Arbor Acres restaurant features a relaxed atmosphere and outdoor, dog-friendly dining as long as the weather is playing along.
After lunch, walk your dog over to Finch Park. This park has everything that busy dogs love to see on their walks. There are playgrounds and sports fields for people watching, plenty of trees and grassy areas for them to pretend they could totally catch that squirrel if you’d let them off leash (please don’t!), and even a water feature towards the south entrance to the park.
Arbor Acres is the perfect pitstop along a road trip, or an amazing place to live. Local dogs rate it four paws way up!
Myers Park in the Meadowview neighborhood of Lexington is a less than a five minute drive from Arbor Acres, and it’s a great park to bring your dog to. It’s a large park conveniently located, and it has plenty of wide open space. While your dog does have to remain on leash inside the park, there’s plenty to see without roaming free. Myers Park is popular enough that you can always have fun people watching as you burn some energy. Walk or jog past the sports fields, or enjoy a roll on the expansive lawn; Myers Park has something for dogs of every activity level.
Green Needles Park in the nearby town of South Pinecrest is a great low-pressure place to go with your dog. This park offers beautiful lawns and great picnic areas, and shade structures over picnic tables that make the area perfect for visiting no matter how hot it is. The park also features play structures if you have human pups to look after as well! Walking the paths around the park is a great way to get some exercise in. Green Needles Park is just 10 minutes by car from Arbor Acres, making it possible to hit this relaxing neighborhood park every day if you want to.
When you and your dog need something different, pack up the car and take the easy 30 minute drive to Piedmont Hills in nearby Greensboro. This trip may be long for daily commutes, but it ends in a puptastic place your pooch will love: Greensboro Arboretum. This 17-acre mega-garden has varied plantings that reflect plants both regional and worldwide. It’s lovingly cared for and dogs are welcome to walk on leash as long as you keep them off the delicate and carefully cultivated plant beds. Treat yourself and your dog to these unusual sights and smells. It’s well worth the drive to spend a few hours in this large Piedmont Hills beauty.