Smyrna, Tennessee is a town on the outskirts of Nashville. Smyrna has three vet clinics and some paw-friendly hotels and restaurants, but doesn’t offer a lot in the way of activities for dogs and their owners to enjoy. But, you can travel just a short distance in virtually any direction to find the pawfect spot for some fun and adventure!
Antioch is about 13 miles from Smyrna and is the home of Long Hunter State Park, an expansive area that offers trails, camping, wildlife spotting, and more. Your leashed dog is welcome in most areas to explore with you. Or, head to 4 Corners Boat Rentals with your leashed pup and rent a boat to explore the beautiful waters.
Nashville has plenty to offer you in the area, too, and is only about 20 miles from Smyrna. Its Radnor Lake State Park is a great place for an outdoor adventure with your dog. Your leashed pup can join you in some parts of the park to enjoy the gorgeous scenery and partake in some wildlife spotting. Toward the center of the city, you’ll find Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, a park that welcomes leashed dogs to enjoy the history and beauty of Nashville.
It may not have a lot to offer dogs itself, but Smyrna’s surrounding areas are chock-full of fun for furry pals.
Just over 10 miles from Smyrna is Nolensville Park in Nolensville, TN. Here, your pup can have a barktastic time at the Nolensville Dog Park, a fenced-in area of the Nolensville Park that gives your dog lots of space to run and play. The well-maintained park even has some obstacles and toys for some bonus fun! Nolensville Feed Mill is a mill-turned-grocery store that welcomes dogs to join their owners at one of the outdoor tables to enjoy some of the store’s fresh food offerings. You’ll also find Oscar’s Taco Shop, the pawfect spot to enjoy some Mexican cuisine with your pooch.
Williamsburg Estates in Brentwood, TN is about 19 miles from Smyrna. This neighborhood is a good place to check out if you’re looking for some unique, fun eateries that you can enjoy with your dog – and it is just minutes away from Nashville! Soy Bistro is a pupular choice in the neighborhood, offering authentic Asian dishes and several outdoor tables that welcome your four-legged friend. Blaze Fast-Fired Pizza is a good choice for pizza-loving pooches and their owners, with tons of unique pie options to pick from, from veggie-packed to meat-lovers. It also offers outdoor tables for you and your pup.
The 12 South neighborhood of Nashville, TN is 23.3 miles from Smyrna and sits on the southern end of the city. Here, you and your dog can visit White Mercantile, a pupular general store that sells fun local items, décor, and even some stuff for your best furry pal. And, the workers may even give some treats to well-behaved pups who visit with their owners! If you get hungry while you’re in the neighborhood, head to Urban Grub, a fun eatery with delicious seafood options that welcomes pooches inside and out. Or, try Five Daughters, a local bakery with dog-friendly outdoor seating!
The Rolling Mill Hill neighborhood of Nashville is nestled along the Cumberland River and is about 22 miles from Smyrna. Here, you can take your pup to the Riverfront Park Dog Park, which has tons of room for your dog to play and socialize – all within the gorgeous Riverfront Park, which has some breathtaking views of the surrounding city. You can even explore the park itself with your leashed dog for a relaxing, serene outdoor retreat. Growling bellies can head to Sole Mio for some Italian cuisine that will have you and your pooch going mutts for more! The restaurant has four paw-friendly tables outside.
If you drive 23.7 miles from Smyrna, you’ll come to The Gulch, another Nashville neighborhood near the center of the city. Just minutes from the downtown Arts District, The Gulch is a pawfect spot for you and your dog to find some unique dining experiences with its several dog-friendly restaurant options. City Fire is one of them, offering casual dining with some incredible food selections, like paninis, pastas, and seafood. The front patio has seating for you and your pup! Or, try out Salsa Puerto Rican and Latin Cuisine for a South American-style meal with your pooch at a dog-friendly outdoor table.