Located about thirty minutes southwest of Nashville, Fairview is a small town with a variety of Fido-friendly activities. Families often enjoy taking their pup for a stroll around the Fairview Ball Park off Highway 96 West. The kids can play ball while parents walk laps around the fields. After the game, plan to spend some time at the playground and pick up some snacks at the concessions stand. You will need to clean up after your pooch and dispose of doggie waste in the trash cans near the restrooms.
When friends and family come to town and are searching for pup-friendly accommodations, check out Deerfield Inn & Suites. This motel welcomes up to two pets of any size for an additional fee, but you will need to make reservations ahead of time to ensure a pooch-friendly room.
The caring and friendly staff at the Fairview Animal Clinic are available for all of Fido’s medical needs. This is the only veterinarian in town and offers both routine appointments and emergency services.
If you are looking for a rural town where your pup can run and play at the farm, or walk around Main Street enjoying lots of love and attention, Fairview is the town for you.
Six minutes north of the center of town, the Veterans Memorial Park features Evergreen Lake where you and your pup can go fishing, hiking, or picnicking. The park offers an ADA accessible trail where you and Fido can explore the area, and your pup can sniff and smell the trees and plants. The picnic area is convenient to the parking lot, so invite your friends and their furry companions to enjoy some time outdoors and let the pups socialize in the grassy fields. Just remember to bring your own doggie waste bags and keep the park looking great.
The Bowie Nature Park features 14 miles of trails, 5 lakes, and lots of pup-friendly activities. You can plan a day with the family and hike through the forest while Fido has a snifftastic time smelling the trees and plants. The kids can play on the playground while you and your pooch walk laps on the path, or take a break and drink some water on the shaded benches. You will need to keep your pooch on a leash, but Fido can socialize with other pups out enjoying their afternoon in the fresh air. There is plenty of parking, and trash cans are located near the restrooms where you can dispose of your doggie waste bags.
If you and Fido are looking for an interesting way to spend the afternoon and get some exercise, stop by the Historical Village on Westview Drive next door to the Williamson County Recreation Center. You can stroll through the area and admire the historic three-room Triangle School that dates back to 1939. Your pooch will have a furtastic time rolling around in the grass while you admire the gardens. Although your pup is not allowed inside the building, you can walk around the grounds and then head up to the recreation center and walk laps on the paved pathway. You need to bring your own doggie waste bags, but you can refill water bottles at the drinking fountain.
Timberland Park is located about 10 miles east of Fairview in the town of Franklin. The park offers hiking trails and a wonderful Butterfly Garden where you can stroll with your pup. If you are looking for a fun hike along the Natchez Trace, pack up your doggie waste bags and water bottles and head out from the trailhead. The trail is well marked, and you, your kids, and your pup will have a great time admiring all the native plants and animals. The trail is about three miles long, and you can stop by the clean restrooms and refill your water bottles before starting out. The visitors center can also provide a map and answer any questions. Be sure to keep Fido on his leash and he will be able to socialize with other pups you meet on the trail.
Montgomery Bell Campground located in the Montgomery Bell State Park in the city of Burns is about 15 miles from Fairview. The campground offers a variety of tent and RV campsites where you and Fido can spend some time enjoying nature. You need to keep your pup on a leash, but you can walk through the campground and socialize with other pups and their parents. Near the campground, you can access the Montgomery Bell Trail and hike a six-mile loop. The trail is well maintained, and you will even come across a shelter and fire pit where you can relax and drink from your water bottles. Just be sure to bring your own doggie waste bags and keep your pup on a leash while on the trail.