Just outside of Knoxville rests the beautiful suburban town of Farragut, Tennessee. Sugar Maple and Eastern Pine trees spread over the grassy landscape, inviting travelers from all over to visit the friendly and hospitable community therein. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for adventure, excitement, a taste of nature, or just a nice place to sit back and relax — you will find all of this and more in Farragut, Tennessee.
The city is home to over six veterinary clinics, so your dog will always be safe, and you can have peace of mind. You can also rest assured that you will have a nice place to stay, as there are over twenty Fido-approved lodging options in Farragut and neighboring Knoxville! There are many options for activities, so it helps to plan ahead. Numerous parks with walking and hiking trails are available, including a dog park in downtown Knoxville. And there are also plenty of dining options with outdoor, doggy-friendly seating; you will find everything from traditional German food to Asian fusion and Mexican. Or just grab an old-fashioned hamburger or pizza!
However you decide to enjoy Farragut, you can definitely look forward to an exciting Tennessee trip you and your best furry friend won’t forget.
The Woodland Trace neighborhood of Farragut occupies the area between the two forks of the Turkey Creek. A good place to begin exploring this area is Campbell Station Park, which is easy to find because it’s right next to Campbell Station Road! You and your pawesome pal can take a relaxed walk along the north fork of Turkey Creek that runs through the center of the park. When you are finished at the bark — erm, park — be sure to head further north on Campbell Station Road to find some dog-friendly chain restaurants where you can chow down with your doggie date!
Another great neighborhood you do not want to miss is Woodchase. It is located to the west of Woodland Trace, so you can take Kingston Pike to get there as it runs through both neighborhoods. Stop by Mayor Bob Leonard Park for a walk around one or both of its two trails. The lighted trails encircle a wetlands area, and there is even an observation deck for viewing the wildlife there. If you’re looking for a place to eat, Restaurant Linderhof offers dog-friendly seating at their eight outdoor tables. They serve traditional German cuisine, so be sure to bring your appetite!
The well-kept Cedar Bluff neighborhood of Knoxville is a wonderful community that is definitely worth a visit. West Hill/John Bynon Park is a 14-acre park, and it’s a great place for a walk outside on a sunny day. Another great option is Ten Mile Creek Greenway Park, which offers a walking trail that connects to Walker Spring Park. Start out at either location and enjoy a contemplative stroll through nature. Cedar Springs also has eight Fido-approved restaurants to choose from! Jason’s Deli and Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza are local favorites with outdoor seating that can accommodate you and your four-legged friend. Bone Appetit!
Continuing West from Cedar Springs, you will arrive at the neighborhood of West Hills. Stop here if you are hungry — you won’t be disappointed with the selection of dog-friendly restaurants! If you’re craving Mexican Food, Pelancho’s has patio seating available so you can enjoy a burrito, chimichanga, or a number of other delicious entrees. The Alley is a laidback restaurant serving classics like wings and burgers, and it has outdoor seating and a full-service bar. Stir Fry Café on Kingston Pike offers a selection of Asian dishes that you can enjoy on their patio. Finally, Twisted Mike’s Tap Room has outdoor tables where you can eat pizza, hot dogs, burgers, or whatever else strikes you on their menu.
While you’re in Farragut, it is worth it to take the short, 15-mile trip east to downtown Knoxville. Here, you’ll find lots to do: begin at PetSafe Downtown Dog Park, which has separate areas for large and small dogs and water fountains. You can also take a stroll around Knoxville City Greenways, a multi-use trail that is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. There are so many options for dining in Knoxville that you might be a little overwhelmed! One recommendation is Balter Beerworks — it offers over 100 dog-friendly tables on the patio. Calhoun’s on the River also has a large lower deck where you and your canine conspirator can enjoy great food and make some new friends.