Friendsville is a very small city located in Blount County in Tennesee. The place was founded by and named after the Quakers, also known as Friends, who were members of the historical Christian religious movement group.
Friendsville has a great location; it's just 22 miles away from the third largest city in Tennessee, Knoxville. Friendsville isn't so friendly for our furry pals -- there aren't any accommodation options here that welcome dogs. You'll need to travel to Knoxville to find somewhere to spend the night with your canine companions.
The same applies when you're looking for a place to have a quick snack or a sit-down meal with your pooch. Knoxville has more than 140 dog-friendly restaurants spread across the city, so you and your hound are sure to find whatever it is you're craving!
If you want to visit a pawesome place with your pooch, head 26 miles to Ijams Nature Center, where pooches are welcome as long as they are leashed. There is even a dog-welcoming station with doggie fountains. Don't forget to pick up after your dog!
The only thing you won't need to travel out of town for is vet care -- despite its small size, Friendsville takes good care of its canine residents and visitors with a highly-rated veterinary clinic.
If trails are what you and your pooch pre-fur, you can find a very beautiful trail called Cades Cove Loop Road located a bit further away from Friendsville, around 40 miles. The place is rich with wildlife, such as bears, turkeys, deer and more! Make sure your pup is properly leashed and doesn't bother the wildlife that lives there (both for their safety and your own!). Keep in mind that doggos are not allowed in all areas of the park, so check the park's pet policies before visiting. Some of the trails that pups are allowed on include the Gatlinburg and Oconaluftee River trails. Make sure you bring plenty of water and poop baggies for cleaning up those messes!