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Looking for something fun to do with your pups in Henderson, NC? This small city is full of history and rural charm, which is ideal for pets that prefer quiet environments to the loud bustle of the city. Once nicknamed the Lonesome Valley by early settlers in 1785, Henderson has since become a convenient little commuter town that's pawfect for pet parents and pets alike. 

While the town of Henderson doesn’t have much to offer by way of dog parks or pet-friendly eateries, they do have some very beautiful, unique pet-friendly attractions. Plus, tourists can settle in at one of the nearby hotels that welcome furry visitors along with their humans. There are two veterinarians in the area for emergencies and yearly check-ups, as well as a few groomers to keep Fido’s fur looking fabulous! 

In the warmer months, you can head up to the Kerr Lake State Recreation area to enjoy some fun water sports and activities with your pets. Boating, fishing, picnicking, and camping are all fun things to do while out on Kerr Lake; just be sure to keep your canine safely leashed. Prefer to stay dry? Load up the car with snacks and water and watch a movie at the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theater! 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Henderson, NC

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    Population Density 1,947/sq mi

    #1 Williamsboro Street

    Just one town over is the city of Oxford, a small and quaint community that is home to people of diverse backgrounds. It’s a great place to visit, as there are a number of pet-friendly accommodations in the area. Oxford is a small town with no big attractions or over-the-top parks to speak of, but it is home to a beautiful lake that delivers year-round fun to visitors. It’s a popular fishing destination, but you are welcome to bring Fido along, provided he stays safely leashed. Or, check out the Granville Athletic Park nearby for a great outdoor area where you can stretch your legs on the paved walking trails.
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    Population Density 293/sq mi

    #2 Medoc Mountain State Park

    Hollister is a teeny little town with a population of less than a thousand people, which amplifies its cozy and charming vibe. It’s home to the Medoc Mountain State Park, which is a beautiful nature and wildlife preserve that features the 325-foot peak of Medoc Mountain herself. Hollister is a 45-minute drive from Henderson, which makes for a great day-cation for you and your fur kids. The park has over 10 trails to explore, ranging in difficulty, so even the most experienced four-legged hiker can find something challenging for them! Just be sure to follow the leash laws and clean up after your pets.
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    Population Density 1,272/sq mi

    #3 South Louisburg

    20 miles south of Henderson is the city of Louisburg, home to the oldest co-education college in the country: Louisburg College.  As such, it has a large young adult population and is the pawfect stomping grounds for vivacious pups that love to socialize. Louisburg is rich in history, as it was named for King Louis XVI of France during the American Revolution. This is reflected in the buildings and culture throughout the city. Looking for a quiet getaway with your pup? Check out the hiking trails along the Louisburg Bike Trail. For his safety, Fido must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet.
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    Population Density 2,019/sq mi

    #4 Southeast Roanoke Rapids

    Just off I-95 in the southeastern corner of the city is the entrance to the Halifax County Visitor Center Dog Run. Due to the number of travelers coming through the area with their precious pups, the county of Halifax decided to open a dog run flush with amenities so visitors and residents alike could take advantage and let their fur-babies socialize and exercise with similarly sized pets. The dog run features one section for small dogs, one section for larger dogs, a fresh water area with clean bowls, a clean-up station, and picnic tables for pet parents to relax nearby.
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    Population Density 2,700/sq mi

    #5 Falls Road

    Rocky Mount is a beautiful destination with plenty to see and do while in the area. Thinking about moving to the area? Rocky Mount has plenty of available housing that welcomes you and your furry family. Plus, Fall Road is just a short 5-minute walk from the local dog run, Best Friend’s Dog Park. This off-leash park has 9 acres separated equally among the areas for large, small, and active dogs to help them get their much-needed exercise. If it’s your first time visiting, be sure to bring water and extra clean-up bags! The park welcomes newcomers, as long as they observe all posted rules.
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