Travel thirty miles south of Nashville, and you will reach the beautiful and historic city of Spring Hill, Tennessee. The city has been rapidly growing, which is no surprise given the natural beauty of the area and the friendly disposition of the local community. While it might not be the biggest city yet, it doesn’t lack interesting things to do or exciting places to discover, and it is definitely worth visiting with a canine companion!
Spring Hill is a very dog-friendly place, and it has over ten top-notch veterinary clinics as well as pet-friendly lodging both in town and the nearby Franklin area. There are also plenty of options when it comes to awesome activities in Spring Hill: venture to the city’s South Side for a hike along one of the many trails there, or head downtown for some off-leash fun and great food. North Columbia and Thompson’s Station offer even more hiking opportunities through their beautiful forests, as well as a dog park for four-legged friends! Wherever you go — into the city, out to nature, or anywhere in between — you are sure to encounter the hospitality and sense of community that small-town Tennessee is known for, and you’ll have some great memories to take home with you.
The central neighborhood of Spring Hill is a great place to spend the day — and you won’t be at a loss for things to do with your dog! Evans Park is a good starting point. Here, you can find an off-leash dog park, Bark Park. There is seating for humans and an obstacle course for dogs. When you’re done, you can head to Chicago Express, a restaurant serving burgers, gyros, and more. They offer outdoor seating, so you can sit by your pup while you enjoy your meal. For dessert, swing by Sweet CeCe’s Frozen Desserts. They have two dog-friendly outdoor tables and offer dairy-free and low-sugar ice cream options.
The south side of Spring Hill offers plenty of options for you and your dog. Its main attraction is Port Royal Park. The park is 30 acres and has a number of walkable trails, and it includes many other features like a splash pad, plaza, picnic area, concessions building, and more! If you are looking for something on the quieter side, then you might enjoy Meadowbrook Community Park. It is a couple minutes from Port Royal Park, bordered by Rutherford Creek and Sequoia Trail Road. Its walking trails weave through beautiful open lawns, and you are sure to see some like-minded locals with their furry friends!
North of Spring Hill lies Thompson's Station, a superb location for a meandering walk through wooded trails. Heritage Park offers two such trails, Alexander Trail and Stephen’s Way — 1.1 and 1.8 miles respectively. They both thread through quiet, deep-green woods, and Alexander Trail actually ends at Sarah Benson Park. Sarah Benson Park has miles of walking/jogging paths so you can be sure you won’t run out of trail! Or just sit and relax at one of the benches on the open lawn, it's up to you. Note that both parks require that your canine companion stay on their leash. For some off-leash play, head further north up Columbia Pike to Nutro Dog Park!
The area around Harvey Park is a great place to explore if you are visiting Spring Hill. It is on the north side of town, and the park itself has beautiful, open green lawns surrounded by a walking trail that you and your animal accomplice can amble on. If that works up your appetite, then you are in luck — nearby Delta Bound has delicious food. The restaurant began as a small food truck serving classic Cajun soul food, and it quickly evolved into an award-winning hometown favorite. It has pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the best food in town.
Travel just over ten miles south of Spring Hill, and you will arrive at North Columbia. Here, you can visit Chickasaw Trace Park, which rests on the Duck River and spans over 300 acres. The park has over eight miles of hiking trails. Or stop at Riverwalk Park on Riverside Drive for a more suburban atmosphere. This park offers walking trails and there are often events like concerts and barbecues! Nearby Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant offers dog-friendly outdoor tables for you to enjoy American-style food. They even have unique menu items like fried green tomatoes and the deep-fried brownie sundae — yum!