Granbury is most famous for its' wild west history - some say legendary outlaw Jesse James moved to the town until his death, when he was over a hundred years old. While we may never know the truth about this Granbury legend, at least one thing can be agreed on by visitors and residents alike: Granbury is a great town for humans and their four-legged friends!
Granbury's dog park opened in 2013, after many years of preparation from the town and local citizens. At just over 1.5 acres, the park has enough space for two separate areas (one for small dogs, and one for large dogs). Amenities abound, including a doggie obstacle course, benches, picnic tables, and water fountains.
Although it may be small, Granbury is home to many walking trails and hiking paths. The Moments In Time Hike & Bike Trail was created in 2006. Over two miles long, the paved trail goes from city hall to the local airport, with various plaques along the way for walkers to learn about the town's history.
Think Fido would enjoy a walk around the town? Check out the Lake Granbury Marina, which offers views of the nearby Brazos River. For a low-key evening, the local movie theater, Brazos Drive-In, accommodates leashed dogs during the shows every weekend.
Hewlett Park and Granbury City Beach Park are pawsome places for a leashed walk among the trees and water features. Shanley Park, a landscaped area with fountains and bridges, surrounds a winding creek for a relaxing leashed stroll. The 1.5-acre Granbury Bark Park has separate large and small dog off-leash exercise areas. The park has plenty of shaded, with water available for dogs and people. On the Square, enjoy the best of southern fried chicken at Babe’s Chicken Dinner House or a bowl of Cajun Crawfish Etouffee at the Pearl Street Station. Your pup is welcome in the outdoor seating areas of both restaurants.
For Texas sized comfort food, drop by The Local Café and enjoy the cozy atmosphere. It’s all served in their beautiful and fun outdoor setting and ingredients are sourced from local growers. Fido has his own menu to enjoy alongside you. The Tiki Shack DaiquiriZ and Tacos To Go serves up some amazing tacos and salsa in addition to their drinks. The meats used are smoked out back, and the drinks are ‘iceburg’ cold. Pick up a treat for lunch or dinner on the go or settle in at one of the outdoor tables with your pup. The good people of Tiki Shack are happy to make recommendations.
Acton Park was once the smallest state park in Texas, but is now identified as a historic site. Elizabeth Crockett, wife of Davy Crockett is buried in the Acton Cemetery near the center of the park. The tall striking monument and informational plaques describe the Crockett family history in Texas. Gravel paths run throughout the cemetery, but the rest of the park has open space to wander freely. You and your leashed pup can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing walk around the grounds as you enjoy the sights and sounds, and follow the squirrels in this small .01-acre getaway.
Dinosaur State Park, approximately 23 miles south of Granbury in the town of Glen Rose, covers just over 1,500 acres and offers an abundance of outdoor on-leash hiking fun for you and your pooch. If you enjoy camping, this is the place. Tent camping and RV space is available with reservations in advance, and backpack campsites are also available. Dinosaur World, not far from the state park, is 20 acres of life-size dinosaur figures along a winding walkway just perfect for exploring on leash. Bring along a water dish and some disposal bags for Fido on your outing to assure good pet-iquette and the comfort of Fido.