A former railroad station on the Huston and Great Northern Railroad in Texas is now a small city with a population of just under 3,000 residents. Trinity, which is in Trinity County, is a rural community on the river near RV parks and resorts, and it's a place where you and Fido can enjoy a mix of Southern hospitality and mild weather. There’s a vet clinic to the east if you need health care for your sick or injured pooch.
Outback Campground and Marina is a primitive campground with spacious cabins and waterfront RV sites. Here, on the banks of Lake Livingston, the Fido-friendly fun begins! There are places for tents if you and Fido love a true back-to-nature experience. There are no walking trails, but there's enough open space to sniff around. You can also check out the boathouses and fish cleaning stations. They are steps away from the central playground and a covered pavilion that's perfect for picnics.
Marina Village is a local resort just east of Trinity, on the bank of Lake Livingston. The membership-only area offers sites and hook-ups for RVs. It's also a furrific place to snap a shot of the local birds. The site also has grills so you can treat Fido to a snack after a long day of "ruffing" it!
Huntsville's downtown district is located just under 25 minutes from Trinity. It’s a diverse community with entertainment venues, residential quarters, and parks. If you keep following 11th Street to the west, you will find Eastham Thomason Park, an expansive recreation area your Fido will want to sniff out! There are several sports fields and an aquatic center here as well. Where should you start? Explore the trails on-leash! Got a ball with you? You and Fido can play in the sports fields when they're not in use. Need a snack? Humphrey’s is a lively pub that serves canine customers at the outdoor seating area!
Ave I/Ave T is a neighborhood of Huntsville, TX located south of downtown. You will find the area past Sam Houston State University and near Sam Houston Avenue. Pineview Dog Park is a furrific asset for local pooches complete with a fenced area to run and play in. The site is open 24 hours! The fence prevents flighty Fidos from fleeing, and the abundant shade is mutts-appreciated by pet owners. Get ready to spend the whole day here -- your pooch won't want to leave! Worked up an appetite after all that playing? Check out Potato Shack, a laid-back American restaurant with generous portions!
Livingston, located about an hour southeast of Trinity, has some pawesome places for pets! Here, you'll find a mixture of amenities, like schools and medical clinics as well as recreation areas. The banks of Long King Creek are the pawfect place for a stroll, but you'd be barking mad to miss Joe Pedigo Park! It’s a beautiful place to bring Fido and feed the ducks near the pond. The park features a soccer field where you can play catch with your mutt when it's not being used. Relax in the shade in the pavilion, and don’t forget to pack some food for picnicking!
You will find Sam Houston National Forest close to Trinity. The trip will take no longer than an hour southeast, along the sparkling beauty of Trinity River. The forest is one of four national forests in Texas, and it's a great place to explore with Fido on-leash! You will need to check with the park office to find out which pass you'll need to purchase -- prices and regulations vary depending on which activity you're looking to enjoy with Fido. The park features several recreation spots, but you'll definitely want to sniff out Big Creek Scenic Area, a picturesque site with moderate walking trails along U.S. Highway 59.
Huntsville State Park is a pawfect place to bring Fido for a hike! This nature area stretches far beyond southern Huntsville and hugs the banks of Lake Conroe. This family-friendly area with lots of outdoor opportunities offers water and marina attractions, camping, and so much more! It's a great place to snap a shot of Fido climbing on the rocks and strolling in the woodlands! If you're going to camp, Cage Recreation Area, not far from New Waverly, TX, is a great riverfront camping site. Bring drinking water and waste bags with you, both to the park and the campsite if you plan to "ruff" it with your canine camper!