Sitting pretty in the lee of Pearis Mountain and overlooking the New River, there’s no denying that Pearisburg, VA is a beautiful place indeed. The pleasing scenery doesn’t stop at the natural wonders of the area, though -- all seventeen of the painstakingly preserved buildings in the town’s historic district are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Giles County Courthouse, with its wings and portico, is particularly impressive! Pearisburg’s dedication to preserving its heritage is just one example of its strong community spirit -- the town also makes sure to foster the artistic talent of its citizens and is home to several arts festivals. Wander around the charming downtown area and you and your pooch can take in the many murals celebrating the community and its history!
Pearisburg doesn’t have its own dog park, but you and your four-legged friend are still sure to sniff out something to do! You’ll find a community park here that’s both scenic and relatively canine-friendly. If your buddy loves hiking, you’re in luck -- Pearisburg is a designated Appalachian Trail community, and you’ll find some furrifically fur-friendly hiking options in town. You’ll need to drive a little to find a fenced area where your furball can run free, but don’t worry -- you’ll find some pawesome dog parks not far away!
Blacksburg Dog Park is a bit of a drive from Pearisburg, but make no bones about it -- once your buddy gets through those double gates, you’ll be glad you took the trip! This park is a pup’s paradise -- there’s space enough for even the most rambunctious doggo to run around and burn off their excess energy. There’s also a separate small dog area, so your pooch can play and socialize no matter their size! Not only that, but the park is well-shaded by mature trees, and there’s even a small pool for your best friend to splash about and cool down in. Bags, toys, and water are provided.