Salisbury, NC has several historic sites connected to the events of the American Civil War, but you may want to skip this part and head straight to the place where your pooch can play and socialize with other pups. Salisbury City Park is located not far from the downtown area, which is a few miles north next to Hurley Park on 316 Lake Drive. This is a public park, so your pooch should remain leashed at all times, but you are allowed to use all the facilities the park provides: walking trails, lots of seating, shaded areas, trees, and bushes to explore. Go back to the city center and you will find the dog-friendly Richard’s Bar-B-Que on 522 North Main Street. Enjoy a hearty plate of barbecue while your pawesome pal begs at your feet.
Morrow Mountain State Park is a beautiful place, which will help you and your furry friend feel closer to nature and spend some quality time together. The park is located eastern region of the city of Albemarle, separated from Uwharrie National Forest by Pee Dee and Yadkin River. The trip to the spot will not take much time: head south from Silver Valley via NC-109 South or switch to River Road to enjoy scenic nature views along the route. Both ways will bring you to the destination in less than an hour. Once you are here, Morrow Mountain State Park is the right place for hiking on one of the three trails and sharing lunch or a sandwich on one of the picnic areas. This is the pawfect place for you and your special family member to bond together and relax!
The town of Cornelius has several facilities in its western part which your pup will bark in excitement about. Driving from Silver Valley via I-85 South or NC-150 West, you will have to go through downtown. But once you are there, head straight to Jetton Road, where you will find 104 acres of joy for your lovely pooch, called Jetton Park. Your furry buddy should be leashed, but dogs are allowed and very welcome in the area to explore walking trails and paths which provide access to Lake Norman. Walking around you may see that there is another beautiful park nearby. Heading south from Jetton Park, you will find Ramsey Creek Park, which has a 4-acre completely fenced area made for pooches to play and have a pawesome day out! The locals are extremely friendly and you may notice that the place is crowded sometimes because it features all the things a happy pup and their owners may need: some room to run, drinking fountains, shade, trees and even picnic tables!
Cabarrus County is happy to present you with the city of Concord, which is the twelfth largest city in North Carolina. The position of the city is about halfway between Charlotte and Salisbury. You will get to Concord from Silver Valley via I-85 South or NC-109 South and NC-49 South. The trip will not take more than an hour. What’s so great about Concord? Concord Bark Park in the western part of the city! The park has two separate areas for small and large dogs to have a fantastic time playing and socializing with each other. The city also features lots of dog-friendly cafes in the city center. Dough New York Style Bakery on 360 Exchange Street Northwest is just one that serves sweets for pooches and owners at the outdoor dog-friendly tables.
West Salem is a historic neighborhood in Winston-Salem, NC. You and your pooch can feel like tourists while walking on Old Salem Road, gazing at Old Salem Museum and Gardens and Old Salem Visitor Center. Keep strolling until you come to Washington Park on 1490 Broad Street South. This is a public park, but your pooch is welcome to be let off the leash and play with others in the fenced dog run. On your way to the park from the historic district, you probably noticed The Tavern in Old Salem on 736 South Main Street. This establishment offers scrumptious American cuisine that can’t be found anywhere else in the neighborhood! A nice bonus for owners: your pup is very welcome to join you at the outdoor pet-friendly tables.