The Blue Ridge Mountains provides an amazing backdrop for
travellers looking to experience some of nature’s finest scenery and enjoy many
incredible pet-friendly walking trails. The city of Buena Vista is a great place from which to base yourself for a bit of
exploring in this region.
For your first walk together, check out the dog-friendly Chessie Nature Trail which runs through Buena Vista and northwest up to Lexington. The trail follows the route of the old Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad through beautiful contrasting farmland and forest, and is one of the 1600 nation-wide rail-trails preserved for historical significance and now recreation. Your pup will love walking this trail with you, but keep him on a lead as there are many species of wildlife that call this area home, including cows!
Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista is a 315-acre recreation site worth a wander with your pup. There are wooded trails, playgrounds and picnic areas dotted throughout the park and often special events such as concerts are held here.
If you are looking for a pup-friendly place to stay, Glen Maury Park has a campground where pets are welcome provided they are controlled, leashed and cleaned up after. If camping is not for you, the Budget Inn in Buena Vista allows dogs as well.
There are many more beautiful places around here to check out, so – what are you waiting for?!