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Dog Areas in Oak Ridge

19 Parks
4 Trails
3 Shops
14 Eateries
5 Groomers
Oak Ridge is the "Secret City" of the south you might not have heard of, but won't forget after a visit with Fido. Born in 1942 as part of the Manhattan Project, Oak Ridge has a rich history that continues to tell its tales even today through its wooftacular citizens, activities, museums, heritage, and the Secret City Festival that's held every June. Five friendly vets are located in Oak Ridge and are happy to schedule Fido in for a visit. 

Start off your adventure in Oak Ridge with a visit to the city's beautiful parks. Head east towards the Clinch River to join the Melton Lake Greenway. This tranquil 5.7 mile greenway features a paved waterfront trail offering folks to come enjoy a day of walking, running, cycling and roller skating alongside their furry friends. Follow the scenic greenway all the way south to the pawpular Haw Ridge Park in Oak Ridge. 

The Haw Ridge Park offers explorers scenic water and land activities to enjoy with Fido. Take a stroll through the park's near 30 miles of trails that welcomes hikers, mountain bikers, and runners. Flora and fauna is abundant, so make sure to keep your pal on a leash. 

Come discover the Secret City for yourself and see what all the bark is about! You and Fido are bound to have a memorable time here together. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Oak Ridge

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    Population Density 1,567/sq mi

    #1 Willow Brook

    Your pup is bound to love the Willow Brook neighborhood in Oak Ridge for it's pawsome off-leash dog park. Take a short drive west of downtown Oak Ridge to find the Big Turtle Dog Park in Willow Brook. The Big Turtle Dog Park is in a wooftacular quiet and remote area outside of the city, offering pups both large and small to ruff and romp as much as they like! The small dog section has a water fountain, shaded areas, trees, and filled dispensers, while the large dog area is more spacious but has less shaded areas. Both terrains are natural, so your pup can get some much-needed exercise rolling in the hilly grass with their new pals!
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    Population Density 1,308/sq mi

    #2 Highland View

    Wag to the quaint Highland View neighborhood to discover some of Oak Ridge's shopping scenes, local cuisine, and beautiful community parks. The A.K. Bissell Park is a must-stop for doggoes wanting to dive right into the heart of Oak Ridge, where playgrounds, picnic shelters, walking trails, a performance pavilion, commemorative walk, and the pawpular Friendship Bell are located. Take a moment to reflect on the Manhattan Project, Oak Ridge, and peace, as you gaze in awe at the 8,000 pound bronze International Friendship Bell with your pup. If growls emit from the pit of your tummies, head to the neighborhood's local The Other One Diner, to enjoy a plate of homemade chili or signature garlic Parmesan fries. Yum!
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    Population Density 2,846/sq mi

    #3 Burnham Wood

    When you've shopped til you've dropped, wag to the Burnham Wood neighborhood in Oak Ridge to find a variety of pup-friendly accommodations. The Days Inn Oak Ridge Knoxville welcomes pups of any size to snooze next to their humans for an additional fee per pet. For pooches who like to sleep on extra fluffy mattresses, check in to the DoubleTree by Hilton Oak Ridge for a supreme stay. All rooms are pet friendly and two doggoes are allowed for a moderate fee per stay. If those two choices are fully booked, don't worry! The Quality Inn Oak Ridge is rated 5 bones for traveler's with Fido in tow. Book a comfortable, clean room here for an affordable price. Enjoy your stay!
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    Population Density 1,944/sq mi

    #4 Manhattan

    The Manhattan neighborhood is a quaint yet lively area for pups looking to dig into some yummy food and to get some much needed sleep. Stop by the pawpular casual eatery known as Aubrey's for a classic American menu comprised of burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, barbecue, pasta, steaks, seafood, and desserts. Your furry pup is welcome to lounge next to you at one of the fur-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Aubrey's has it all! When it's time for a doggie nap, head to your room at the Staybridge Suites Knoxville Oak Ridge, just a paw away from Aubrey's and centrally located in the Manhattan neighborhood. Up to two puppy dawgs are allowed to board with you for a moderate fee per stay.

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    Population Density 2,345/sq mi

    #5 Emory Valley

    Head east toward the Clinch River to discover the Emory Valley neighborhood in Oak Ridge where you and Fido will have a grand time digging into delicious meals at local restaurants like the Buffalo Mountain Grille and Calhoun's. The Buffalo Mountain Grille offers you and Fido the chance to dine outside while sipping on a local craft beer and eating the perfect burger. Choose your burger meat from a variety of options, including American bison, grass-fed beef, boar, lamb, ostrich, turkey, and even elk! It's the pawfect place for meat-lovin' pups (grilled veggie burgers are also available). Calhoun's is also a howlin' place to be if you're hungry. Dine on delicious bar fare like steaks, chicken, and tasty appetizers. Make sure to call ahead to say Fido is tagging along, as they'll want to escort you to an outdoor table around back.
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