Laurel Springs is a small village surrounded by natural resources that is primarily a destination for tourists and outdoors-loving people (and their doggos!) The Blue Ridge Highway is just a few miles from town, and travelers often stop in and around Laurel Springs on their way north and south. Should your fur-baby become ill or injured while in Laurel Springs, be aware that while there are no veterinarians in the village, there are 2 animal hospitals within 12 miles, in Sparta and Jefferson.
One of the most popular places for visitors and residents alike is the Doughton Park Campground and Recreational Area, located directly off the Blue Ridge. Its over 7,000 acres containing mountains, forest and open meadows, along with 6 moderately difficult hiking trails totaling 30 miles. Several trails lead to rocky outcrops and mountain summits overlooking the valley below, and all feature beautiful flora and abundant wildlife for Fido to appreciate. Please be sure to keep him firmly leashed while in the park. In the spring, the wild rhododendron and azaleas are spectacular along the bluegrass bluffs of Bluff Mountain. Overnight accommodations can be found for RVs and tents at the campground inside the park, and a lovely picnic area for those just taking a break from the road. This is a furtastic place to take your furry buddy for a hike, picnic or a splash in one of the many streams crisscrossing the property.
Whether you live in the area or are visiting, Laurel Springs holds much to be enjoyed with your furry bestie! Woofderful!