It’s likely that you know someone who goes absolutely crazy over Christmas, but no matter how Christmas-crazy that someone is, he or she has nothing on the town of McAdenville, North Carolina! McAdenville is affectionately known as Christmas Town, U.S.A. Since 1956, almost every tree and building in town is covered in twinkle lights during the month of December. Pharr Yarns, a local business which sponsors the event, even picks up the town’s electricity bill for the event – how cool is that? Make sure you come by McAdenville for a visit during the holidays; you’ll be joining over 300,000 other visitors!
Unfortunately, while you might enjoy McAdenville, it’ll leave your dog wanting a bit more. The town doesn’t have any dog parks or dog-friendly restaurants, but don’t fret just yet. McAdenville is near Charlotte, Gastonia, and some other nearby cities that do have dog-friendly places. You won’t have to travel too far to have some fun with your furry friend. McAdenville is also close to many veterinarian clinics, so if you’re looking for the pawfect fit, you’re certain to find one.
Whether you like Christmas or just enjoy a beautiful town, make sure to come by McAdenville today!
Belmont’s Goat Island Park and Greenway is located mere minutes away from McAdenville, and your pup will love the chance to play with his pawesome new friends! This dog park is completely fenced-in, allowing for some safe and off-leash fun for Fido. The park doesn’t provide waste bags or water, so you’ll want to bring some from home. After you’re done with the dog park, go check out the rest of the park! Fido can explore with you as long as he’s on his leash. You’ll still need to clean up any messes he makes, though.
The Catawba Heights neighborhood, located about ten minutes from McAdenville, is yet another place where you and Fido can have a ton of fun together. Visit Tuckaseege Dog Park, where your dog can enjoy some off-leash exercise. If you’re also looking to exercise, you’re in luck! There’s a trail that runs through Tuckaseege Park. It’s nearly one mile long, and Fido can join you there if the dog park doesn’t tire him out enough. On the trail, Fido will need to stay on his leash. Have a ball visiting Tuckaseege Dog Park!
Is your dog adventurous? Does he love nature? Do long walks make his tail wag? If so, head on over to Crowders Mountain National Park, located in Kings Mountain! It’s about 20 miles from McAdenville, but you won’t regret making the drive. Go for a hike on one of the many trails that wind throughout the park. If Fido’s on his leash, he can hike right alongside you. Once you’re done hiking, why not have a picnic? He can also join you in one of the picnic shelters. Bring some comfortable shoes and plenty of water.
Just outside of Gastonia’s Smyre neighborhood, you and your pawesome pal can visit George Poston Dog Park. This dog park is located in the back half of George Poston Park, which is about three miles from McAdenville. The dog park is nearly five acres, and it’s divided into two sections. The larger section is for larger dogs and, likewise, the smaller section is for smaller dogs. Water is provided for your pup, but you’ll need to bring your own waste baggies. No one likes a messy dog park! We’re sure your dog will thank you, too.
Feeling hungry? Don’t want to leave because you’d feel guilty leaving your pup alone at home? No problem! Consider driving four miles to Gastonia’s Mountain Brook neighborhood, where Fido can join you at a variety of restaurants. McAllister’s Deli serves up soups, sandwiches, and spuds, which are potatoes stuffed with a variety of toppings. They also claim to have the best sweet tea you can get. If you’d prefer something heavier, head over to Tavern 24. They have plenty of beer on draft, and some of the best pub food you'll find in the area. Fido can join you on the patios of either restaurant.