Chilhowie, Virginia took its name from the Native Americans. Chilhowie means "the valley of many deer." In the 1700s, this area was popular with longhunters and was a favorite stopping point for stagecoaches. This is the reason that the A.C. Beatie House, H.L. Bonham House, Chilhowie Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Downtown Chilhowie Historic District are all registered on the National Register of Historic Places. If you and your hound love exploring historic places, just leash up and wander around town -- you're all set for an un-fur-gettable historic excursion!
Chilhowie has a whole committee that is dedicated to health and wellness. The Town Park reflects this by giving the community a safe place to walk and play. This is a quiet park with clearly marked paths along the hilly area. Dogs are welcome to walk here, but remember that you will have to clean up after them and keep them on a leash.
The Blue Ridge Highlands Fishing Trails has plenty of opportunities to walk along the river. Or, you can bring your pup with you and take advantage of the fishing. You can fish from the shore at marked points or hire a charter -- just check with them to see if you can bring your pup. There are several to choose from.
Chilhowie is the pawfect community for pups and people who pre-fur living in a rural area.