Strap on your dog’s harness and leash, pack some water and snacks, and put on your favorite walking shoes because we’re about to hike a beautiful trail! Greenleaf Hiking Trail is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, which consists of 1,600 trails created from old rail lines. You and your dog can take in Oklahoma’s beauty while greeting other people who are out to enjoy the day as well. Greenleaf Hiking Trail is a multi-purpose trail, so you’ll see bikers, walkers, joggers, and skaters. Your dog must remain on her leash at all times and be cleaned up after.
Sequoyah State Park is a beautiful state park located in Hulbert, Oklahoma, that has a campground, cabins, disc golf, golf course, nature center with guided tours, stables that offer trail rides, and a swimming pool. The nature center houses wildlife that were rescued and cannot be returned back to the wild, including a bald eagle, barred owl, coyote, red and gray fox, and a red fox. Dogs are welcome to came and explore the trails, but they must be leashed, under their owners control, and cleaned up after at all times.
The Fort Gibson Dam is located in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, that has hiking trails on each side. Different types of wildlife claim the Fort Gibson Dam as their homes, especially birds in the wintertime. Dogs are more than welcome to come along on the hike with their owners as long as they’re leashed and cleaned up after. The Fort Gibson Dam is also an ideal place for fishing. Fishermen fish above the dam, below the dam, and down river from the dam.
Gooseneck Bend is a tidy neighborhood that isn’t too crowded or overpopulated. Bordering the bend of Arkansas River, it’s a uniquely lush and lovely place. Near the southern border lays Hopewell Park Public Use Area, a gorgeous natural area that’s host to an abundance of plant and animal life. Due to such wildlife abundance, dogs who chase incessantly may be best off walking somewhere with less small critters to taunt them. Complete with trickling waterfalls and a sparkling river, this park is sure to be a hit with dogs and dog owners alike. Remember to keep your pup on a leash!
Aberdeen is a lovely area with an outgoing community. Nestled right in the center of the neighborhood is Robison Park, a gorgeous green expanse. This park features numerous walking trails that travel through it, perfect for relaxing strolls with you and your dog. North is Spaulding Park, host to nearly twenty acres and a fishing dock over a local stretch of water. If you want a smaller, more personal spot, then Optimist Park is the ideal location. Last but certainly not least, Bark Park sits just to the west of the center. This off leash dog park is ideal for pups to run around and let loose all that excess energy!
Civitan Park is a gorgeous neighborhood that’s host to a park of equal beauty. Named after the neighborhood itself, Civitan Park is a beautiful stretch of land that’s host to over forty acres of local plant life. For those morning walks, a paved walking path that’s nearly a mile long curves around this park and showcases the natural beauty of it. Strategically placed trees help shade from the sun. Many groups meet along the walking path, so if your dog isn’t very sociable it may be best to keep toward the center of the park. Remember to keep your pup leashed at all times!
Honor Heights is a pretty area with a pleasant atmosphere. Coated in little streams and creeks, this area is as lush and green as you’re ever going to get. At the southern bounds of the neighborhood lays Honor Heights Park, a downright gorgeous area that’s always well worth the short trip. Paved walkways and numerous ponds give this park a beautiful air and guarantee fantastic scenery anytime of the year. As the park isn’t fenced in, all dogs must stay on a leash. With so much to do, this park is guaranteed to be a pawsome time for the whole family!