North Cleveland, TX is a great place for dogs to live or visit. Residents love the compromise between country and city living. Visitors love it for its convenient placement along major highways, making it a natural place to stop and savor the journey--or make it your destination.
No summary of North Cleveland would be complete without a mention of Sam Houston National Forest, which hangs above North Cleveland like it intends to swallow it all up. Dogs will love the variety of wildlife and fresh smells that the forest brings. Humans can enjoy hiking and camping with their dog at their side, so long as he remains on leash.
Lone Star Hiking Trail Trailhead #15 is a great, moderate hike from North Cleveland. This path will take you and your pup through some rolling hills and can feel very remote, so charge up your phone and stay on the path. Turn back at the next crossing for a shorter hike, or plan ahead to walk more of the Lone Star Hiking Trail before returning to the parking lot by Trailhead #15.
North Cleveland melds nature and creature comforts into something doggie-creatures really love. Stop by to visit, or take a break on your long trip.
The Santa Fe/Old Cold Springs neighborhood is half in North Cleveland, and half in the bordering town of Cleveland. When your pooch needs some extra exercise, head over to Sam Wiley Park. This neighborhood park features picnic tables and pavilions along with open space where your pup can romp and roam. Bring your water bottles and refill them in the convenient restrooms while the kids play on playground. Be sure to clean up after your pooch and bring you own doggie waste bags. Fido will love frolicking with his furry friends and neighbors is this small local park.
Dog lovers are often found walking their pups along the sidewalks in the Truman St neighborhood in Cleveland. This family friendly area is filled with kids of both the two and four-legged variety. Old City Park is a popular spot for pooches to meet up and play in the grassy open areas. Pup owners enjoy the picnic shelters and tables where the entire family can enjoy a picnic. The kids can run around the playground while Fido enjoys a game of frisbee or strolling around the park sniffing the plants and trees.
The Kirbywood neighborhood in Cleveland is east of the Campbell/Cleveland City Park, and offers Fido a wonderful place to run and play. Campbell Park is one of the most popular in the city and offers both a basketball and sand volleyball court. You and your pup can walk around the park to make your fitness tracker happy and bring a picnic to enjoy with Fido and his furry friends. Restrooms are available and you can easily refill your pup’s water bottles – but make sure to bring your own doggie waste bags to clean up after your pooch and keep the park looking great.
Pups and their families love traveling 17 miles to Coldsprings to enjoy all the activities of Double Lake Recreation Area inside the large Sam Houston National Forest. If you are visiting Texas or just looking for a convenient staycation, there are 65 campsites available for families and 37 are handicap accessible. Pup owners of all ages and interests will find the campground fun and relaxing. Take Fido down to the lake for some fishing or bring your pup’s life jacket and take him out in the kayak. A 5-mile hiking trail will lead you up to the Big Creek Scenic Area if your pooch needs to work off lots of energy in a natural setting.
Another great area to take your canine companion to is Lake Houston Wilderness Park about 19 miles from North Cleveland in the small community of New Caney. In additional to educational and recreation programs, there are 20 miles of hiking and biking trails perfect for Fido. The entire park encompasses 4,786 acres offering plenty of open spaces for your pup to run and romp. If you pooch enjoys a ride in the canoe, pack his life jacket and spend some time on the lake. Water stations are available, but you will need to bring your own doggie waste bags to clean up after your pooch. Spending the day at the park will keep Fido happy and the family will enjoy spending time in the wilderness.