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!
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!