Clear blue sky, warm sunshine, green grass, tall shade trees, beautiful foliage, peaceful silence…these words describe the place of a nature lover’s dreams. But that’s all it is, right? A dream? Wrong! Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, an organization dedicated to reviving old railways and turning them into community trails. Dogs are welcome on Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway as long as they’re on their leashes at all times and cleaned up after.
A quick 20-minute drive to Fort Worth is all it takes to arrive at a doggie Heaven-on-Earth. Fort Woof Dog Park is located on Gateway Park Drive in Fort Worth, and it has separate areas, specifically designed and placed for large dogs and small dogs. A doggie playground, water fountain, and a shaded seating area for owners are all included in this park that is open from 5:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., seven days a week. There is no admission fee to utilize this park, and potty bags are provided.
If your Weatherford, Texas, dog isn’t the biggest fan of road trips, Fort Woof, and this next park may not be your cup of tea, but for all other pet owns, they’re a slam dunk. Tails ‘N Trails is a one-acre dog park located on Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington, Texas. In this park, you'll feel comfortable bringing any size dog, as the small dogs stick with their pack, and the big dogs stick with there, this ensures there're no dogs getting run over or hurt. As well as a wooded area behind the park that has dog-friendly trails just begging to be explored!
If you’re looking to bombard your dog with activities then head over to Holland Lake Park. Holland Lake Park offers 49-acres of beautiful park to explore plus nature trails that are over 1-mile long. The park also has a pavilion for shade, picnic tables, and BBQ pits. The lake always has natural wildlife roaming around it, like ducks, so be sure to watch your dog. Holland Park even holds cool events like drive-in movies that the two of you can enjoy on a nice evening out. If you need a place to stay, try the nearby Weatherford Heritage Inn, where your dog of 25 pounds or less can stay with you for a fee.
City Center is the perfect spot to visit if you and your pup need to grab some brunch. Stop in at Sunny Street, a restaurant that serves hearty breakfasts and lunches. Sunny Street has an outdoor patio that welcomes your pup to join you for some good food. Locals love the chicken fried steak and eggs, chorizo breakfast tacos, or stuffed biscuit and gravy. The staff is super friendly to your pup when they visit and maybe they will even be snuck some bacon. After brunch, the two of you can continue to walk around City Center and enjoy your day, plus work off that amazing brunch you ate.
Solider Spring Park is a lovely park to take your dog for a great walk or jog session. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is divided into two sections. The trails that Solider Spring Park offers is a mix of paved trail and gravel, and an open meadow. The park also has some history as it was a camp for civil war fighters during the war. The park is relatively secluded, which means that you and your pup can enjoy your walk without being bothered. Do note that deer can often be seen in the park.