Home of the Autumn Street Fair and the Warren County Farmers Market, McMinnville is the county seat of and the largest city in Warren County, Tennessee. McMinnville is an important commercial hub with multiple annual events and a thriving business community. At least five veterinarians take care of the local puppies here. You and Fido should definitely head to downtown for your daily walk. First, it has two great parks with walking trails and sports complexes. And second, it's full of pet-friendly hotels! You can stay overnight with your pooch for a reasonable price.
Don't miss out on Riverfront Park, a well-shaded area on the banks of Barren Fork, for some laid-back fishing! Canines of all sizes can join you on-leash and explore the playgrounds near the boat docks. It’s also a great place to have a picnic.
McMinnville Civic Center is another great park in the heart of the city with easily accessible parking. This place has beautiful walking trails for on-leash adventure as well as a beautiful waterpark. There are several spots fields adjacent, so you can watch others playing tennis or soccer from afar while strolling with your buddy.
Need a treat after all that exploring? Head on over to Furry Tales, a furrific dog boutique and bakery on W. Main Street. The locals pawsitively love this place, and they rate it 5 bones!
With so many dog-friendly things to do and see, McMinnville is the pawfect place to visit or live with your canine companion!
This park, with scenic overlooks of Caney Fork and Eastern Highland Rim, belongs to the city of Rock Island. It’s less than half an hour from McMinnville via Fantastic Ferry Road in Warren County. There’s just too many things to see (and snap photos of!) -- cascading waterfalls of the Great Falls and scenic views of the prominent Great Falls Dam are just a couple of them. Puppies are very welcome! Just keep canines on a leash no longer than 6 feet. There’s also a beautiful hiking area your hound will love exploring. Twin Falls is a quiet, hidden spot only true adventurers can find. Can your pooch sniff out the way?
Cason Ln/Rover Rock Blvd is a suburban neighborhood in the southern part of Murfreesboro, which is on the west bank of West Fork Stone River. It’s a primarily residential neighborhood that's also home to a variety of businesses. As you walk through the neighborhood, you'll pass large townhouses and large single-family homes. Apart from shopping, the locals can sniff out entertainment at Cason Trailhead, a scenic park with a network of walking trails -- perfect for a leisurely morning stroll on-leash with your pooch! The trails follow the stream of West Fork River, offering scenic overlooks of the beautiful nature around Murfreesboro.
Reynolds/North Thompson Lane lies in the northern part of Murfreesboro, a hop and a skip from White Haven and Batey Farms. Stones River National Battlefield, a 570-acre historic park, occupies the significant part of the neighborhood. Care for a fantastic landmark adventure for you and Fido? History-loving hounds are welcome to explore the marked trails along the battlefield. Make the day even better with off-leash games in Murfreesboro Bark Park! It's a well-shaded and local favorite dog park with drinking water fountains. Getaway Island serves as a picnic area and an event venue for concerts and celebrations. Make sure to drop by with Fido, but bring a leash with you.
An independent southern community of Murfreesboro, Barfield is a great place to visit with Fido! Located just 5 minutes away from Shelbyville Pike, the area offers plenty of oppawtunities for exploration! Here, you can follow the stream of West Fork Stones River, or enjoy the day in Barfield Crescent Park. And you really can spend a day here! The possibilities are endless, even if you have a pooch with you. The park has ten picnic shelters in different areas with seating and shade where you can grab a bite on the go. This will come in handy between your hiking adventures on over 7 miles of the trails. Keep your pup on-leash.
Young Subdivision is an eastern neighborhood of Smyrna, set near West Fork Stones River. It’s an entirely residential neighborhood. Once you pass Jefferson Pike, you’ll spot Sharp Springs Park, a large recreation area with a golf course. It’s a widely known and popular spot for outdoor sports activities and picnic with family! Poochesaware welcome as long as they are leashed. But you can find a better place for your pup nearby – Bark Springs Dog Park. The doggy spot is just 3 minutes away from the central park area! It features two sections, plenty of trees, and even a space for a hammock if you want to bring one with you!