Dog walking in Athens

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Dog Walking in Athens

Athens is a charming low key city in Texas, mainly known for being a retirement community. Away from all the loud traffic and business of a big city, Athens is a fantastic spot to take your pup for a fun day out, offering great amenities like pup friendly restaurants and tons of parks to roam around. If your dog is still craving the big city feeling, Athens is only twenty miles out of Tyler. Home to ten veterinarians, you don't have to worry about Fido's health when you're relaxing in Athens.

Get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air at Cain Park. This beautiful park has tons of amenities for you and your pooch to enjoy, including tennis courts, baseball fields, a catch and release fishing pond, picnic areas, and a soccer field. If you're both up for some walking, take advantage of the walking and running track here.

After a good day out, make sure to stop into one of the dog friendly restaurants that Athens has to grab a bite to eat with your furry friend by your side. The Cherry Laurel offers salads, wraps, sandwiches, and tons of sweets for the two of you to enjoy. If you are just passing through Athens, both the Super 8 Athens and Victorian Inn welcome your dog to get a good nights rest with you before you continue your adventure.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Athens

Crescent Heights/ Pickens

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Population Density
1,017 per sq. mi.

Crescent Heights/ Pickens

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If you and Fido are looking for a fun adventure, check out the East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society. The 104-acre park is perfect for your dog to roam around and sniff so long as he stays on leash. The park offers two miles of trails for the two of you to hike, plus a formal garden, a play garden, picnic areas, and a museum. Throughout the arboretum and botanical park, your dog will come across streams that he can splash around in, but make sure to bring water bottles and clean-up bags with you to the park.

Bel Air

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Population Density
582 per sq. mi.

Bel Air

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Grab Fido and head over to McAlister's Deli for a tasty bite to eat with your furry best friend by your side. McAlister's makes delicious meals with fresh ingredients that are made to order, and are known for their hand crafted sandwiches like the King Club and the McAlister's Club. They also offer food for vegetarians, including sandwiches and potatoes topped with whatever you like. Best of all, they have a dog friendly patio which welcomes your pup to join you for your meal. If Fido loves a good day out at the park, check out Coleman Park. This pawsome park is most known for holding baseball games, but it is also a great place to let Fido run around and work off some energy. Coleman Park also offers a playground, pond, restrooms, and if a game is going on,  the concession stand will be open.

Gun Barrel Lane

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Population Density
673 per sq. mi.

Gun Barrel Lane

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If you and Fido are driving around the Cedar Creek Reservoir and need to place to stop and stretch your legs, then look no further then the Gun Barrel City Park. Located twenty miles out of Athens in Gun Barrel, your dog will love being able to run around the park and explore a new space. The park offers three baseball diamonds, two playgrounds, a soccer field, restrooms, and a pavilion for shade. Take advantage of the 1/2-mile walking path that is also in the park and get a nice walk in before the two of you have to head back into Athens.

Mabank

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Population Density
112 per sq. mi.

Mabank

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Head out to the Purtis Creek State Park eighteen miles out of Athens in Mabank, and a great spot to take your pup. The park offers hiking and exploring, plus it has a great lake where you and Fido can cool off and get some water. While at the park, your dog needs to remain on leash. If outdoor fun had left you hungry, check out Pitt Grill. This casual eatery serves American fare, such as omelettes, po'boys, wraps, Philly cheese steaks, and their famous breakfast pile. Their patio is dog friendly and welcomes Fido to join you for a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Chandler

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Dog Parks
1 park

Population Density
195 per sq. mi.

Chandler

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Twenty miles out of Athens in Tyler is the Lucky Dog Park at the Lucky Dog Training Center, a perfect park to take Fido to for a fun day out off leash. The park is located at a training center, plus they have both an indoor and outdoor park so Fido can still have fun even if it is raining. The park is 2-aces of off-leash fun where your dog can meet new friends and get a good game of fetch in on the open grass. Make sure to bring some water and clean-up bags with you. Your dog will be tuckered out on the way home after having a fun day out at this pawsome park.