Rural Retreat is a small community in Wythe County. This mountain getaway is located near several parks and trails. If you're looking for professional care for Spot, you'll find about seven veterinary clinics in Wytheville, 12 miles east of here.
Plan a park day or an overnight at Hungry Mother State Park, located about 16.7 miles west of here. This facility has a campground, 108-acre lake, and over 17 miles of trails. Dogs are permitted but need to be kept on a leash no longer than six feet. Bring waste bags with you.
Head about 6.2 miles west to connect to the Appalachian Trail off Davis Valley Road in Davis Hollow. Hike through fields and forest with your special pal. This section of the trail involves some climbing. Dogs on a leash can join you here. Remember to pack water and waste bags.
Want to do some primitive camping with your four-footed friend? Head north about 23 miles to Comers Rock Recreation Area. This mountaintop facility includes a picnic area, a campsite, and hiking trails. You can bring Spot, provided that you keep him on a leash and pick up his waste.
The small town of Rural Retreat offers access to several parks and trails that allow dogs on a leash.