Memphis is known for several famous attractions, including the Civil Rights Museum and Graceland. If you are traveling with your pup, though, you may want to check out some other sites as well, such as the city’s various parks and trails.
For some fresh air and exercise for both you and your dog, you can’t beat the Shelby Farms Greenline. This 6.5-mile trail connects Midtown Memphis with Shelby Farm Park and offers a shaded path that is perfect for walking, especially on a hot day. The park itself has a beautiful off-leash area where dogs can run to their hearts’ content. The Outback has trails and ponds, as well as a water fountain and dog wash station designed especially for canine visitors.
The Greenbelt Park sits along the Mississippi River, providing you with a lovely view on your morning or afternoon walk with your dog. The Park covers 105 acres and has plenty to explore, including a 1.5-mile trail that runs the length of the park. You can also visit Overton Bark, the dog-friendly side of Overton Park. With a playground nearby and two separate areas for dogs, this park is bound to keep your whole family entertained.
The Downtown neighborhood in Memphis is the prime example of a tail waggin’ good time. In fact, Downtown is also where, every September, Tennessee's “Week for the Animals” is hosted. The governor of the state has even proclaimed the importance of this week, which is dedicated to celebrating the role pets play in our lives. Dogs, up to 75 pounds, are also welcomed at the famous Peabody Hotel in Downtown. Peabody Hotel is home of the famous Peabody Duck March, which your pooch can enjoy, too! With all the scenic views and wagging tails, you can’t go wrong with the Downtown neighborhood in Memphis!