A rural town populated with beautiful historical homes, La Grange is located about 15 miles southeast of Goldsboro. Fido and family friendly, the small town is also known as the “Garden Spot” because of the beautiful plants and trees along the walkways and paths, and the well-kept lawns where Fido and his friends can play. When you are out walking your pup, you will probably see other dog lovers strolling through downtown to get their daily exercise.
If your pooch needs a checkup, La Grange offers two veterinarian clinics that specialize in dogs, cats and other small animals. You can take Fido for his vaccinations or other routine care, or even emergency care if needed. Finding healthy and nutritious pup food is easy if you visit Petsense, with excellent hometown customer service. Buy Fido a treat and a new chew toy to keep him occupied while you’re at work.
Pups also enjoy a vigorous romp around Moseley Creek, where you can spend the day fishing or just hanging out by the water. You and your pooch can hike around the Creek looking for wildlife. Your pup is sure to have a snifftastic time!
Visitors and residents of the Walters neighborhood enjoy spending time at the Walters Millpond Reservoir. Pups and their parents can go fishing at the pond or walk the nature trails and enjoy the plants and wildlife. Ponds are stocked with fish, but you will need an fishing license if you want to spend time catching dinner. The open area around the pond is great to allow your pup to run off leash as long as there aren’t other people around. Bring water bottles and your own doggie bags, and be sure to clean up after your pup.
One of the best features of the Seven Springs neighborhood is the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. There are five hiking trails that go along the Neuse River where you can walk Fido as long as he stays on his leash. Some of the trails lead to fishing spots, but there are also camping areas were you and your pup can pitch a tent. If you are spending the day at the park, plan a picnic at the shelter where you can relax with your pup and enjoy a cool drink.
Just 12 miles east of La Grange in the town of Kinston, Fido can have a furtastic time at the Rotary Dog Park. This amazing area features three separate fenced-in areas where your pup can run and play. If your pooch loves the water, there are two ponds where Fido can fetch a stick or just get his feet wet. The walking trail around the fenced-in areas are great for exercising and getting your laps in. The agility equipment is perfect if you are training your pooch, or he just likes to play. Doggie waste bags and water fountains are available, and you and your pooch will enjoy socializing with other pup parents. After a day at the park, head over to The Peach House Restaurant where you and Fido can enjoy a meal at the outdoor tables.
Another nice park in the Lakeview Trail neighborhood of Kinston is Barnet Park. You and Fido can watch a baseball game while relaxing at one of the picnic shelters. Walking around the park on the paved path is great for extra exercise and getting the heart pumping. When ball games are played, you can buy a snack at the concession stand and fill up water bottles at the fountain. Kids will also enjoy hanging out at the park kicking a soccer ball. The park is well-kept, and you'll need to bring your own doggie waste bags to help keep it that way.
Spending a day at the Bill Fay Park in the Carey Road neighborhood of Kinston is fun for Fido and the family. You can hike along the nature trails in this large park while the kids are playing ball games or on the playground. While spending time with your pup, take a break at the picnic shelter and have a BBQ with the family. The restrooms are kept clean and you can easily refill your water bottles and keep your pooch hydrated. Make sure to clean up after Fido and leave the park looking great.