Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $6.00
Services: Dog Walking
Description

Alfred B. Maclay Garden State Park is woofderful slice of nature just waiting to be explored by your furry friend. The pawperty sits on the shores of Lake Hall and Lake Overstreet and was first purchased by Alfred B. and Louise Maclay clear back in 1923. It’s the pawfect place to spend some quality time with your furry BFF!

As you can imagine, the star of the show at this park is the gardens. The blooming season runs from January to April. Unfurtunately, canine visitors are not allowed to enter the gardens, swim areas, or buildings. But tell your pup not to worry, there is still plenty for them to do. They can take a stroll along the Big Pine or Boy Scout Nature Trails to get warmed up. The two furrific paths wander around wooded hillsides and provide amazing views of Lake Hall. Your pup can breathe in the fresh air and look for pawfect stick. Both trails take less than an hour to complete.

For something a bit longer, head over to the Lake Overstreet section of the park. Here you will find five miles of multi-use trails that wander through the natural area. For an especially beautiful hike, follow the trail around Lake Overstreet. This body of water is just for wildlife, so your pup’s view won’t be impeded by boats or anglers. Keep in mind, these trails are shared with cyclists. Help your pooch yield when necessary.

Other pupular activities in the park include geo-seeking, kayaking, paddling, biking, and horseback riding. A picnic area with pavilions is available. Enjoy an outdoor meal with your pup while soaking in the view of Lake Hall. No matter where you go in the park, always have clean up bags and plenty of water available.

A visit to this park will make your pup one happy hound!

Address
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 8:00 AM - Sunset
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Address
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 8:00 AM - Sunset