At Village Creek State Park, you and your pup can explore more than 30 miles of trails, go camping, visit two lakes, or gather with friends and family at a picnic shelter. Get ready for some fun and some history at this park! You can hike the Old Military Road Trail, which includes a portion of the Trail of Tears.
The Old Military Road Trail is approximately two miles and the terrain is marked a moderately rugged, so be sure you're wearing proper footwear and your pup can handle it. Other trails you can explore are the Lake Dunn Trail, which features a swinging bridge and also includes a portion of the Trail of Tears.
The Lake Dunn Trail is 2.77 miles long and is also open to biking. Whenever you're on a trail with your furry friend, make sure he is on-leash. Also, bring some dog poop bags to pick up after your pooch. Pack enough water for both you and your furry friend to stay properly hydrated.
If you're not up for a long or challenging hike or your dog is getting accustomed to exercising, some short loop trails you can try are the Big Ben Nature Trail, which is only a half mile, the Austell Trail, which is a little over one mile, and the Arboretum Trail, which is approximately one-quarter of a mile.
There are also campgrounds for you and your four-legged friend to stay. The Village Creek State Park offers cabins and 96 campsites. Only some of the cabins are dog-friendly and come with a fee for Fido, so make sure you check before you reserve.
The park also offers fishing and boating, picnic areas with grills and tables, bathrooms throughout the park, a visitor center which has a store, gift shop, and park offices, and there is a golf club, too. The park also offers guided tours/hikes to explain the local history and native flora.