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Dog Areas in Wilkesboro

6 Parks
2 Trails
1 Shop
3 Eateries
3 Groomers

Wilkesboro, or just Wilkes by the locals, is a picturesque mountain town pawpularly known as the "Heart of American Folk Music" where the famous MerleFest comes to fruition every spring. Natural beauty surrounds the town in wonder, and lively entertainment, shops, cafes and parks fill up the center. Its prime location connects folks and pups alike to discover all the top cities and outdoor beauty that the Western North Carolina region has to offer. Two veterinarians are located in Wilkesboro just in case your pup needs a quick check-up while in town. 

Begin your adventure in Wilkesboro by exploring the W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir. This pawpular local and tourist attraction features nearly 1,500 acres of pristine lake which is pawpularly used for boating or bass fishing. Take Fido for a bike ride, hike, wildlife observation excursion, or just have some fun in the sun as you enjoy the scenic surroundings on a park bench or on the walking trails.

Feeling hungry? Wag to the center of Wilkesboro to eat at the casual Wilkesboro Qdoba Mexican-style restaurant. Go inside to create your own burrito or try their special Habenero BBQ Brisket Taco before taking your plate outside to enjoy your meal with Fido on the patio. 

Wilkesboro is a wonfurful town to explore with your pooch. Pack your bags and head to this wooftacular Western North Carolina gem today!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Wilkesboro

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    Population Density 119/sq mi

    #1 Lake Kerr Scott

    In Wilkesboro, you and your pup are spoiled for choice when it comes to adventuring outdoors. Wilkesboro even has its own lake! Take a short drive to the Lake Kerr Scott neighborhood with Fido to discover a variety of lakeside parks, dams, trails and overlooks. Head to the Fish Dam Creek overlook with your pup to enjoy scenic views and a pup-friendly park where you can come hang out underneath the shelters, enjoy a picnic, or just take in the panoramic views. Pawlenty of hiking and mountain trails are located around the area, so don't hesitate to get explorin' with Fido! If you wish to stay in the area, the Warrior Creek Campground is a wooftacular pup-friendly camping site where you can explore the lake and a plethora of outdoor activities on foot with Fido. A swimming beach, hiking trails, and fishing are directly available on site!
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    Population Density 1,061/sq mi

    #2 Downtown North Wilkesboro


    For even more small town charm and vibrant community and outdoor attractions, visit this neighborhood in North Wilkesboro with Fido. There are several parks where you and Fido can go play or take a break, including the town's most pawpular Smooth Park. Home to the Yadkin River Greenway trail head (which zigzags through both North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro), outdoor sports courts and fields, playground equipment, a community pool and shady picnic areas, the Smooth Park is a local favorite, offering local and tourist pup-owners the chance to get out and woof in the fresh air of the mountainous Wilkes County. Smaller parks are sprinkled throughout the town, like The Record Park and Optimist Park, and both offer you and Fido the oppawtunity to get out and explore the town on foot! 

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    Population Density 244/sq mi

    #3 Rivers Edge

    If it is outdoor activities you're craving, then wag with Fido to the Rivers Edge neighborhood, just near the Yadkin River. Here at the grassy Lowe's Park, you and your pup are welcome to roam and romp, or play a game of Frisbee on their grassy area. Take to the trails to enjoy the pawsome bike track. What's more, at Lowe's Park, you and Fido can easily join the pup-friendly Yadkin River Greenway. The Greenway is divided up into several sections, and the River's Edge Section is currently the longest at nearly 2 miles in length. Access the trails in Rivers Edge and explore all of Wilkesboro via the beautiful Yadkin River Greenway!
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    Population Density 512/sq mi

    #4 Westwood Hills

    For folks on the eastern side of town, kickstart your pawtastic day by visiting the Westwood Hills neighborhood. Take Fido to the neighborhood's local Westwood Park for a fun and active day playing a game of ball on the sports field, or taking a walk around the park's playground and picnic areas. Westwood Park is a great place to enjoy a day out in the sun with your pooch. If you're staying overnight in Wilkesboro, check-in at the neighborhood's Red Carpet Inn, where Fido (of any size) is welcome to cuddle up to you in one of their clean, pet-friendly rooms for a small extra fee.
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    Population Density 614/sq mi

    #5 Wilkesboro Town Center

    Wag to the historic Wilkesboro Town Center for a furtastic dog day out with Fido! The Town Center boasts Wilkesboro's Cub Creek Park and local Hidden Oaks Dog Park just next door where doggoes are welcome to run free. Cub Creek Park is the pawfect place for pups who love to go on trail walks or go bike riding with their human owners. Woodsy trails, manicured tracks, fountains, baseball fields, a batting cage, picnic tables, grills, and much more, are waiting for you and your pooch to come spend the day and play. The Hidden Oaks Dog Park at Cub Creek Park is where your pup can go make friends off-leash in the small or large fenced areas. Make sure to follow the park's "Petiquette Rules!"
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