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Mount Pleasant was established in 1848 and is the largest city in Titus County in northeast Texas. Originally founded as a farming community, it became an important railroad hub over the course of the late nineteenth century. Its saloons were popular until Prohibition, when locals started making moonshine. Its historic downtown is part of the Texas Main Street program. Surrounded by lakes, this pleasant part of Texas is full of outdoor recreation opportunities and is a wonderful place to share life with a pup.
One of the most popular spots in town for outdoor play is Town Lake. This 89-acre lake is a popular spot for boating and fishing and for pooches who like to fling themselves into the water on a hot day. It's surrounded by 12 acres of grassy park space, much of which is shaded by majestic pines and other tall trees. You're likely to meet lots of four-legged and two-legged folk at Town Lake on summer weekends when people use the numerous picnic tables and grills to have barbecues with friends and family. Many picnic tables are pleasantly situated right at the water's edge. You will need to keep your dog on a leash at Town Lake and bring your own waste bags and water.
Whether you like sushi or barbecue, wear a Stetson and spurs or a ball cap and sneakers, you'll want to kick up your heels here and settle down for a while to enjoy the good life with your canine companion.
Mount Pleasant is part of the Texas Main Street program, which designates historic downtown districts for preservation and revitalization. One great place to stop as you stroll along and admire the charming red brick buildings of Mount Pleasant's downtown is Sushi Guy. This sushi restaurant also offers wok bowls and poke bowls, and is a favorite spot for locals. Its relaxing outdoor patio area welcomes dogs. After your meal, you can head over to Caldwell Park. This lovely downtown park is shaded by tall trees and has a gazebo and walking trail as well as a splash pad area for children. The grassy lawns are a perfect place to play and relax with your pooch. You will need to keep your dog on a leash and bring your own waste bags and water.
The Dellwood Park neighborhood is centered on its namesake park, a 45-acre wonderland that's perfect for an afternoon with your pup. It's particularly popular for its large public pool, but boasts many other features that are canine-friendly. Tall trees and covered picnic areas provide shade on hot days. Extensive grassy areas are great for on-leash play. For focused walks, there is a lighted walking trail that winds around the pond and through the park. A stream provides scenic spots to stop and rest. You'll likely make new furry friends at this puppy paradise as many locals love bringing their dogs here. You will need to keep your dog on a leash and bring your own waste bags and water.
The Annie Sims neighborhood is named for its elementary school. This popular school district is a haven for young families. You'll likely see other kids and pups as you stroll around the neighborhoods around R. L. Jurney Park. This 22-acre park is the home of the Mount Pleasant Youth Soccer League. Its expansive grassy fields are a great spot to romp with your pup when there's not a game going on. Even when there are games, there's plenty of room to explore around them. The park includes a pavilion and a concession area and there are also some wooded areas to explore around its perimeter. You will need to keep your dog on a leash and bring your own waste bags and water.
Along North Edwards Avenue you'll find several small businesses and residential areas, as well as two great local parks. The smaller Edwards Park is home of the city's skate park but also has grassy hills you can roam with your pup. The larger Heritage Park is a 60-acre wonderland where you're likely to meet and make friends with other local dogs. It includes a disc golf course, restrooms, several sports fields, grassy and wooded areas, and a lighted walking trail. You'll also find a 3-acre lake with fishing piers. You will need to keep your dog on a leash at these parks and bring your own waste bags and water.
One of the most popular spots locals seek out for outdoor recreation is Lake Bob Sandlin State Park. This large park features 641 acres of land and a 9,000-acre lake and is only a twenty-minute drive from downtown Mount Pleasant. Boating and fishing are popular activities here, and the park also grants unique opportunities for hiking, camping, and mountain biking. Lake Bob Sandlin State Park includes over three miles of wooded hiking trails to explore with your pup. It's a great place to spot local wildlife. The oak, hickory, dogwood, and maple trees also make this a beautiful spot for leaf peeping in the fall. You will need to keep your dog on a leash here and bring your own waste bags and water.
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