A rising star of central Tennessee, Tullahoma is a modern, medium-sized city with a special allure. Serving as a hub for aviation activities and industries, the city is eager to excite and entertain both citizens and visitors. You'll spot some parks here, as well as retail shops and exquisite eateries spread all over the area. The city has a well-developed system of animal hospitals, so your pal will be in good hands in case of emergency or mishap.
If you're looking for something different to do that doesn't involve visiting a dog park, check out the Beechcraft Heritage Museum, adjacent to the Tullahoma Regional Airport. This is a great activity to enjoy with your leashed pup, especially if you're a history buff. The original aviation museum tells the story of Beechcraft airplanes and welcomes all pooches to roam off-leash on the grounds, and visit the museum inside on-leash. Museums which allow pets inside are rare, so take advantage of this unique op-paw-tunity, and don't forget to stop by the gift shop!
Daddy Billy’s Restaurant and Bar in the city center is an amazing example of a dog-friendly eatery with great craft beer and extremely delicious appetizers. Outdoor tables are available to share a meal with your pooch. If your mutt is super well-behaved, you may let him roam a bit around the tables.
If, after all that fun in downtown, you're finally craving an outdoor activity, head to Mountain Goat Trail in Sewanee. This dog-friendly hiking trail is the pawfect place to enjoy an outdoor adventure admiring the beauty and wilderness of central Tennessee.
The city of Spring Hill is set northwest of Tullahoma and is significantly smaller than many cities in the area. Main Street is where you'll find most of the amenities in town. Within sniffing distance of the main drag is Bark Park Spring Hill, located inside Evans Park. The dog park is a fenced grassy area with two separate sections for small and large pooches to play off-leash. There are not many visitors usually, so get some toys and have a blast with your good boy. After a long day of play, grab a bite to eat at Chicago Express, which has dog-friendly outdoor tables. You'll also find some fast food restaurants here if you want to grab your food and go!
The closest northern “big brother” of Tullahoma on the way to Nashville is Murfreesboro, with a busy downtown area, cultural places, educational areas and plenty of fun for locals and visitors. The downtown area is a great place to explore with your pooch, but you should definitely try Murfreesboro’s Stones River Greenway Systems. This multi-use trail is long and well-maintained, and also features a grassy dog park! You will not find a better place to have a blast in the city center! Conveniently, the area is surrounded by dog-friendly cafes and eateries. You just need to choose the one that suits you best! Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse is a great choice, and has outdoor tables and a bag of free treats for your lovely mutt.
The northern part of Murfreesboro is less busy than the downtown area, and features two huge recreation areas and two golf courses. Murfreesboro Bark Park, located not far from the local shopping area and West Fork Stones River, just has to be included on your itinerary. This is a big park dedicated to canines of all sizes and temperaments, offering an extensive grassy area and two separate sections for small and large pooches to play and go wild off-leash. Hungry? Buster’s Place, set just across the river, is a local favorite café with a dog-friendly attitude and juicy burgers for you and your mutt! Cold drinks are included.
North Franklin is almost entirely occupied by The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. This is a huge recreation facility set off the Harpeth River. The historic place welcomes four- and two-legged visitors alike and, apart from simple walking trails, has a special dog park with three separate sections. There aren't any size restrictions here; your mutt is welcome to play in any area. If you have been looking for a good place to socialize, this park is the perfect spot to make new friends with both resident and visiting tail waggers. Just a skip and a hop away, you'll find Maggie’s Bark Park, a small, fenced dog park located behind the Williamson Animal Control and Adoption Center. It is a great alternative if your pooch is shy and doesn't like crowded places.
Franklin features many recreation spots and parks, and if you are traveling in the western part of the city, you should head to Liberty Park set on South Prong Spencer Creek, just two blocks away from the busy I-65. The park features 85 acres of excitement for every visitor and even has a park for canine companions. Freedom Run Dog Park is one acre of puppy joy with two separate areas for small and large breeds, shade, benches and even water facilities. The entrance to the park is located before the baseball fields, right next to the main entrance. Don't miss the gates!