Glasgow is a town in Rockbridge County,
located at the confluence of the James and Maury Rivers. It
is 150 miles east of Virginia’s capital, Richmond. Although it is a small town,
it is a great place to base yourself for some fantastic outdoor adventures with
your pup. Although there aren’t any vets or animal hospitals in the town of Glasgow, there are several in neighboring Lexington, Natural Bridge and Buena Vista, so help is never far away should your pup need medical assistance.
The main recreation area in Glasgow is the William S. Knick ballfield and the adjacent Fitzlee Street playground. On site there are ball fields and courts, as well as a playground to keep the little ones happy. The park has a quarter-mile paved pathway for a little on-lead walk and plenty of open space and two covered pavilions for a picnic lunch.
Centennial Park is home to the historical Padget Memorial and has beautiful gardens to wander and admire. If you have a water-loving pup, head down to the river for a pleasant wander, or even set out on a canoe or boat for an adventure together. At the river’s edge there are two concession buildings and a pavilion which you can utilise.
There are many pet-friendly natural wonders to be seen in this area, you and your four-legged pal are sure to have a great stay in Glasgow.
Buena Vista is nine miles northeast of Glasgow and is where you will find a trailhead to the The Chessie Nature Trail. This seven mile dog-friendly walkway follows the route of the old Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad and is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by the nation-wide Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. As you wander through the forest and farmland areas, keep a lookout for the many animals that call this area home. You may even come across a cow or donkey on the path, so keep your pup leashed at all times! Also in Buena Vista is the 315-acre Glen Maury Park, with wooded trails, playgrounds, picnic areas and even a pet-friendly campground to enjoy.