Tyler Mountain is an independent community located at the junction of West Virginia Route 62 and West Virginia Route 505. The place is a part of Kanawha County in West Virginia, 5 miles northwest of Charleston, just steps away from the calm stream of Kanawha River and Dunbar's amenities. What can be better than a riverfront walk? The public parks in Dunbar are perfect for on-leash walks! However, foodies will love Charleston more: downtown’s packed with cafes. Both cities feature animal hospitals if you need vet care.
Organized around the nationally recognized Wine Cellars, Wine Cellar Park is a clean and fun facility for the whole family! It features a large fireplace shelter, which you can rent for a celebration or a day out with family. It’s close to the picnic facilities, a playground, and a lake full of trout! The walking trail – also here, just steps away – is a great place to take your active Fido out on-leash to sniff out some birds and squirrels!
Shawnee Regional Park is a waterfront park with a nice, well-shaded area to walk with Fido and look at the river. It features a swimming pool during hot seasons and sports fields; however, the golf course is off-limits to dogs.
Spring Hill is a mixed-use neighborhood in South Charleston, West Virginia, on the opposite bank of Kanawha River from Dunbar. MacCorkle Avenue SW serves as the main arterial street where you can find shops, restaurants, hospitals and more! The residential quarters are made up of a mixture of high-rise apartments and medium-sized single-family homes. Leave behind the busy streets and enjoy the silence in Little Creek Park. The place is also perfect if your furry baby wants to embark on an on-leash adventure! The walking trails are cool and lead to the picnic shelter with grills. Don’t want to eat outside? Pay a visit to Schlotzsky’s at McCorkle Avenue. It serves mouthwatering sandwiches right at the counter!
Joplin is an expansive neighborhood in South Charleston, just south of downtown. Joplin Branch divides the neighborhood quarters into two areas. Each has small single-family homes and apartment buildings neatly organized around schools. There are almost no shops and cafes. However, there’s a place for outdoor fun with Fido -- and that's what's important! You will find Joplin Park closer to the river and MacCorkle Avenue SW. It's not very big, but there's enough space for about 2 miles of paved walking trails, gorgeous picnic facilities, and sports courses. Need a little more exercise and want to ditch the leash? Paw on over to the dog park on-site!
Mostly residential, East End is a beautiful neighborhood along Kanawha River in Charleston, West Virginia. What will strike you is its closeness to downtown, which reflects its historical allure and the local architecture. Here, you will find West Virginia State Museum (a gorgeous place, but you will have to visit it without Fido!), East End Community Park, and Ruth Rafferty Peyton Dog Park. That sounds sniffastic, doesn't it? This dog park is perfect for active mutts who are not afraid of getting their paws dirty! There’s plenty of room to run, benches, and drinking water. However, shy buddies may feel a bit sad – there's no separate section for little pups.
Middle Fork is a unique area in the southern part of Kenna. Nestled against the calm stream of the Middle Fork is Rippling Waters Campground. You will find no better spot to relax! The facility offers cottages, cabins, and houses available for rent from April through September. There are sports playgrounds and outdoor equipment for exercise and fun! Pooches are also welcome but should stay on the leash at all times and must not disturb other visitors. Rippling Waters Campground is conveniently located close to many local attractions, including large muttropolitan areas and outdoor activities that Fido can enjoy with you.
Downtown Charleston is a colorful area boasting cultural and recreational attractions and the gorgeous Charleston Historic District. This is where you will find the best examples of late 19th and 20th-century revivals and Late Victorian architecture styles. There are plenty of self-guided tours and options you can embark on when exploring the area with Fido! However, pay close attention to pet-friendly eateries. Pies & Pints Pizzeria at Capitol Street, for example, is the best place to relax and try some locally made craft beer and pizza. If you're craving something more exotic, Black Sheep Burrito and Brews has some sniffastic Mexican fare for you and your furry baby.