You'll find the spirit of a true river town that's no stranger to pet-friendliness in the community of Madison Heights, Virginia. Crested above the James River, most of the town's social and recreational life is centered around the river. Many residents spend the weekend boating, fishing, and swimming in the river and creeks tucked into the heart of the community. Also, those with an affinity for checking out furrific sights of historic architecture will love sight-seeing through the four buildings cool enough to make the National Register of Historic Place. Whether you're just taking Fido for a stroll or spending the weekend outside you'll love the sights in Madison Heights!
Pet owners love living here! There are 4 veterinarians, 2 pet shops, and 2 pet groomers that can supply everything your doggos need! Outdoor lovers also love the pet-tential this community has, with 11 parks in the community. No matter which neighborhood you live in, you can always find a great place to take Fido for some exercise. Most of the parks around here begin with the word "river" as a tribute to the James River! There also 2 walking trails that place you on scenic trails along the James River in the southern part of Madison Heights.
After a day on the river, you and Fido can always head to one of the 5 pet-friendly restaurants in Madison Heights, with plenty more just south in Lynchburg! Grab the leash and get ready for a pawesome time in Madison Heights!
Does your dog bark like a Labrador but eat like a Chihuahua? If your dog loves to eat your leftover Mexican food, then living off Elon is a great place for you and your pup! Here you'll find La Carreta Mexican Restaurant, a pet-friendly place with a handful of locations across Virginia. The Madison Heights location serves authentic, drench-the-plate-style Mexican food that'll have your dog going mutts! You and Fido can munch your way through a Burrito Norteno, Papa Loca, or a Baja Salad. After "corgi-ing" on some food, you can head down to Riversedge Park for a relaxing stroll!
Does your dog agree with the sentiment that whoever said, "Virginia is for lovers" probably came up with the phrase while exploring Percival's Island Nature Area? This is one of the best places to enjoy native wildlife and untouched natural landscapes. The island parallels an old mile-long railroad bed, and the island itself runs a mile and half long. The island was originally an industrial area, but the visages of time have turned this place over to the dogs! The best way to explore the island is by way of the Riverwalk Trail, which begins at the Central Virginia Training Center and ends in Downtown Lynchburg. The island's a great place for a nice, long walk with Fido.
Does your dog love traversing trails for the sights and smells? If your Fido is furtunate enough to live in the Galts Mill neighborhood, you can check out the James River Heritage Trail. The trail begins on the Madison Heights side of the river, about 1.5 miles north of the James River by the Central Virginia Training Center. The trail walks along Percival's Island and ends in downtown Lynchburg, where there are plenty of pet-friendly restaurants where you can fuel up after a long walk. If your dog's more of a lounger than a walker, you can visit Civitan Park to check out the historic landmarks of Virginia and lay in the grass. Just grab the leash and head to Galts Mill!