No matter where you go in Virginia, you are going to see the fantastic scenery. Roanoke is surrounded by the Blue Mountain Ridge, which contains the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
Spend a day hiking near the Sherando Lake Recreation site, or even better, take your dog for a day on the beach somewhere on the 25-acre site. The Sherando Lake Recreation Site is especially a blast in the summer when you can have a picnic and camp! You can also check out Explore Park. With 1,100 acres of trails, fields, and forests, you are bound to find an activity to enjoy with your pet. Check out the lovely River Trail for a calm stroll or if adrenaline is what you seek, there are plenty of higher-level trails to tackle.
Once you've spent a day in the great outdoors, feed yourself at Awful Arthur's. Despite its name, Awful Arthur's has an array of tasty seafood dishes in a quaint little restaurant that provides outdoor seating for you and your pet. When it's time to tuck in for the night, check in to the Holiday Inn Roanoke Valley View. As the name suggests, the Holiday Inn hotel is situated right in view of the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley and the gigantic windows provide a great look. The hotel will welcome you and your sleepy pet with open paws.
Roanoke is the perfect destination for the outdoor-enthusiasts and will not disappoint you with its beautiful scenery.
Travel south of downtown to check out Roanoke’s Woodcliff neighborhood. Here you will find the Mill Mountain Star Trail. This trail extends from the Roanoke River all the way up to the summit of Mill Mountain and the Roanoke Star. At the top of the mountain, explore more than 500 acres of parkland with your leashed companion. This area features a picnic area, as well as breathtaking vistas where you can see for up to 60 miles. You’ll also find access to additional hiking trails here. This moderate hike is definitely one that you and your canine companion do not want to miss!