Located about an hour southeast of Nashville, Manchester is a pup-friendly town and a wonderful destination for the family. Taking care of your pup’s medical needs is convenient in Manchester. There are five qualified veterinarian clinics available for routine and emergency services.
If you and Fido need to stretch your legs, head over to the Dave King Park on North Ramsey Street. The park features a nice walking path and four lighted softball fields. You and your pup can stroll around the park and enjoy some peace and tranquility.
If you are out with the family and start feeling hungry, head over to 41 South Sports Bar & Grill. This pup-friendly sports bar offers pawsome drinks in addition to tacos, wings, meatball subs, and a variety of other tasty foods. You and your pup can relax on the covered porch and socialize with friends and family.
For pup approved accommodations in town, head to the Red Roof Inn & Suites right off Interstate 24. This pooch-friendly hotel features spacious rooms and a nice grassy area where you can walk Fido.
If you enjoy a small-town atmosphere but the convenience of a big city close by, you and your pup will have a great time in Manchester.
Situated just north of downtown Manchester, the Fred Deadman Park offers a perfect place to take your pup and the kids. You can walk around the park on the paved path along the river, and the kids will love the playground. The park also features beautiful gardens, and when you need a break, relax on one the shaded benches or take your pup into the gazebo. Next to the park, you will also find the Manchester Sports Park. This is a 24-acre space along the Little Duck River that offers a great green riverside spot to spend time with Fido.
One of the best features in town is the Old Stone Fort State Park that spans over 400 acres. The park offers acres of open grassy areas and hiking trails where you can walk Fido. The main hiking trail follows along the wall of the Fort and had been once used as a Native American ceremonial gathering place. You and your pup can view amazing scenery and read the signs along the way to learn about the history of the park. If you are planning to spend several days exploring the area, Sleep Inn and Suites welcomes up to two pets for an additional fee.
Pups and their parents who love camping will enjoy spending time at the Manchester KOA Holiday. The best feature of the campground is the off-leash dog park where your pooch can run, play, and socialize with other pups. If you are not a fan of tent camping, the cabins are pet-friendly and offer all the comforts of home. The campground is both kid and pup friendly. The campground is close to the Jack Daniels and George Dickel Distilleries, and service dogs are allowed on the tour, and dogs in general are allowed on the grounds. Relax at one of the picnic tables with your furry family member, and enjoy the doggie waste stations that are available.
If you are looking for a wonderful area to take your pup for a walk and enjoy some fresh air, the May Prairie State Natural Area is perfect. You and Fido can wander through the forest area on the path while your pup sniffs all the trees and plants. There is a variety of wildlife and wildflowers, so be sure to keep your pup on his leash and bring your own waste bags. While staying in the area, the Scottish Inn welcomes pups for a small additional fee. Another option for pup-friendly accommodations is Motel 6 where pups can stay for no additional fee.
Located on Hickerson Road, Bark Camp Barrens is not only a great place to walk your pup, it is also an area where you can hunt or train your dogs off leash. The large open space is filled with tall grass and surrounded by trees. You will see a variety of animals in the area, including quail, rabbit and deer. Wander through the area and let Fido run around as long as he will come back to you, as the area is not fenced. You will also want to bring your own water bottles and waste bags, as none are available here.