Tennessee is a great place to spend spring break, especially if you plan to stay in the central part of the state with comfortable weather conditions and mild temperatures. Erin, Tennessee is the county seat of Houston County, located in the heart of the state, and is an alluring place full of natural wonder and beauty. The city has a walking trail and city park in the downtown area, paired with an old-fashioned flea market and unique antique shops. The local animal clinic takes good care of both resident and visiting pups.
Betsy Long Park and Walking Trail is more than just a walking trail adjacent to the park in downtown Erin. This extensive area surrounded by natural beauty and miles of outdoor activities is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet retreat with your best buddy. Your pup is welcome to join you in the park as long as they're on a leash and cleaned up after.
Erin doesn't have a lot of dog-friendly cafes, but its southern neighbors have a few options available. You will find a few simple drive-thrus on your way to and from Waverly. If you're looking for something a little more substantial, you'll be spoiled for choice in Dickson, where you'll find House Blend. This cafe offers outstanding baked sweets, strong coffee, and an outdoor patio which welcomes your furry friend.
Stretching through the northern part of Clarksville, Peachers Mill Road starts at Providence Boulevard and runs all the way to 101st Airborne Division Parkway, featuring mostly residential quarters, a few eateries and convenience stores. Feel free to follow the lead of the road to find Heritage Park Sports Complex at the very northern end, which is a huge recreation area featuring a number of outdoor activities. The complex also has a 2-acre fenced dog park divided into three sections, with a partly wooded and shaded area. There are places for small and large pooches and a separate spot for training and exercise. Thirsty? Drinking facilities are available at the entrance.
Looking for a busy place in the city with plenty of options to dine and shop, but want to avoid visiting city center? Clarksville has got you covered. Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in the northeastern part of the city is where you'll find all the necessary dog-friendly cafes, restaurants and shops. Turn right from Governor’s Square Mall and join in the friendly atmosphere at Old Chicago Pizza &Taproom, offering amazing craft beers and delicious pizza. Get yourself comfortable at one of the eight dog-friendly tables and treat your mutt with something new! Or, if you prefer the lively atmosphere of a sports bar, pay a visit to Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, serving traditional pub fare at four outdoor tables for well-behaved pooches.
Whites Creek is a northern neighborhood of Nashville, set not far from Clarksville Highway and featuring some unique outdoor activities that you just have to visit with the pup! Follow the stream of Whites Creek and enjoy the beauty of The Trails at Fontanel. This is a delightful place to have a wonderful stroll along the well-maintained and clean paths. Enjoy the serenity of the surroundings and snap a picture or two of the unforgettable Fontanel Manson at the very end of your destination. Remember that your pooch should be leashed at all times! Want to experience some history and try new things? Prichard’s Distillery at Fontanel is a small, but entirely dog-friendly place where you can sample some bourbon which has been made here for years. Your leashed mutt can roam around the surroundings and inside the building.
Unsurprisingly, the big city’s downtown is a dog-friendly place
with plenty of options for your pooch to stretch his legs. Apart from museums, historic places, and shopping malls, the hustling and bustling center of Nashville also features three recreation areas. Two of them are entirely
dog-friendly! If you want some off-leash fun near the river, head straight to
Riverfront Park, which has a special separate section for pooches to run and go
wild off-leash in the main park. The fully fenced area is covered in artificial turf, and is an amazing place to bring Fido to socialize and have fun
with other furry friends. If you are more interested in a simple stroll and
nice surroundings, then Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is at your
disposal, with some memorial places within the area in addition to beautiful scenery and
well-maintained walking paths. Keep your mutt on their leash and enjoy yourself!
The Lockeland Springs neighborhood is located on the eastern bank of Cumberland River, and is mostly occupied by residential quarters. You will spot a few eateries here, but just follow the lead of the quiet street to find Shelby Golf Course. Just a few minutes more south, and your desired destination is on the right! Shelby Dog Park is hidden off Shelby Park Community Center and features an extensive, grassy off-leash area for pooches of all sizes and temperaments to run free and make some new friends. There is a walking trail adjacent to the park, and your pooch is free to explore the area like a bloodhound searching for hidden treasure. Make sure to bring some water with you when visiting.