Denton is the 27th most populated town in Texas and the 11th biggest town in the Dallas Ft. Worth area. One of the annual highlights is The North Texas State Fair and Rodeo, which is held in Denton proper every year as it has been since 1928, making it a big tourist attraction in the summertime. And with an estimated 25,468 dogs living in Denton, they have a lot of places to go with Fido while you are there.
Wiggly Field Dog Park should be your first stop if Fido needs to run off-leash with some other dogs. Wiggly has lots of room to run while you relax. They have benches, drinking fountains, and a pond for playing in so your furbaby may get a bit wet and dirty. But they will love it and so will you.
Ready to hike? Check out Corinth Community Park’s 7-miles of trails that begin as an easy loop for beginners and, if you want a challenge, try the inside loop they call Thrasher’s Maze. The trail goes through the woods along Lynchburg Creek, and you can follow the maze to Bobcat Trail. Conveniently, all the trails within Corinth Community Park eventually lead back to the first trail so you will not get totally lost, but it is a fun adventure that you and your furbaby will enjoy.
Corinth lies southeast of downtown Denton and offers a few unique places to take your dog. Corinth Community Park is home to a 4-mile trail loop. This trail is appropriate for all skill levels and features a lake. Tree coverage helps block out the sun on hot days. For a longer adventure, check out Denton Branch Rail Trail. It’s one of 1600 trails supported by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and it’s a great place to plan a hike for your four-legged friend. This concrete trail spans 8 miles, and there is plenty of parking. The Denton Branch Rail Trail is open to hikers and bikers, so no matter which activity you prefer, it’s the perfect destination.
When you’re in downtown Denton, check out the 32-acre Quakertown Park. This historical park features a garden walk area for you and your companion to explore. When you’ve finished there, the downtown area is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat with your pet. Stop by Rooster’s Roadhouse for delicious burgers and barbecue, or visit Harvest House, Greenhouse Restaurant, J & J’s Pizza on the Square, Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, or any of the other local restaurants that welcome dogs in their outdoor patio area. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you will likely find it in Denton.