Lake Junaluska is a community in Haywood County, North Carolina with a population of almost 3,000 people. Named after a nearby mountain and home to a large, manmade lake, Lake Junaluska is the perfect place to live if you love exploring in the outdoors, and there are plenty of dog-friendly activities nearby. Winters are cool, and summers are hot in Lake Junaluska, which means there are different activities you can take part in no matter the time of year. Western North Carolina is home to many exciting attractions, and Lake Junaluska is only about an hour's drive from most!
If you're looking for a dog-friendly activity right in town, why not walk the Lake Junaluska Walking Trail? There are two paved walking trails built around the Lake Junaluska Retreat and Conference Center, and both trails offer stunning views of the town and a peaceful activity you can do with your dog on a leash. One of the trails surrounds the lake, and it stretches for 2.3 miles. The other trail is nearly four miles long, and you'll get views on this walk you won't get on the shorter trail. Both trails take you past historical buildings, rose walks, gardens, and terraces. This beautiful walk is a great way to get to know the area, and there are several off-leash spots nearby, too!