Located just 23 miles from Nashville, Greenbrier, TN is a haven for those looking to press "paws" on the fast pace of city living! Greenbrier is loaded with small-town charm. Here, you’ll find plenty of mom and pop stores and the occasional farmers' market, and the natural surroundings are semi-rural and bucolic. There’s a real sense of community spirit, too -- the town is famous for its annual Turning of the Pig ceremony in July, where citizens gather to play carnival games, watch local musicians perform, and of course, barbecue enough pork to feed almost the entire state for the coming holiday! There aren’t any vets in town, unfortunately, but you’ll find a couple of clinics to take good care of your buddy in nearby Goodlettsville.
You won't find any designated dog parks in Greenbrier, but you and your buddy are sure to sniff out something to do! Louise Martin Park has about a mile’s worth of paved and wooded walking trails, making it a furrific little spot for a leashed walk. Greenbrier is also close to some pawesome hiking trails. And if your furry friend needs to run free, don’t fret -- you’ll find plenty of off-leash exercise options just a short drive away!
If you and your pup are looking for a pretty place to stretch your legs, why not try walking the White House Greenway? This gorgeous, seven-mile trail doesn’t have an much of an incline, so it’s suitable for everyone, from more athletic animals to the most committed couch pup-tatoes! The trail is well-shaded, and there are benches for humans along the way, so you can take a rest if you feel like your pooch has been walking you. If you two are looking for somewhere to chow down after your walk, try The BBQ Place, an authentic Tennessee barbecue joint that welcomes wagging tails at outdoor tables.
For off-leash adventures, look no fur-ther than Fenway’s Dog Park at Moss Wright Park in Goodlettsville! This dog run might not be the biggest in the area, but it’s only nine miles from Greenbrier, and there’s still plenty of space for an enthusiastic game of catch or tug-of-war! There’s a separate area for small dogs, so your pooch can play and socialize be they big or little, and bags and water are provided on-site. It’s also well worth taking a leashed wander through Moss Wright Park proper, where you’ll find a two-mile nature trail, plenty of picnic tables, and an eighteenth century fort.