If your doggo likes to be right in the thick of things, then clip on their leash and go for a walk or run around Charlotte’s infamous Booty Loop. Nobody quite knows how this unofficial trail got its unique name, but if you ask a local, they’ll pawbably say it has to do with the athletic booties of those that frequent the trail.
This pupular three mile loop cruises through the idyllic Myers
Park neighborhood. Here the sidewalks are lined with tall oak trees and multi-million
dollar houses with well kept lawns and gardens. If your pup is a fan of architecture,
this loop gives them a chance to see Tudor and Colonial revival style homes,
Gothic churches, and charming bungalows. They can add a bit of culture to their
Since it is not an official trail, there is no official
parking, so you can either find a spot in a nearby business, or park your car at
Freedom Park where you will also find restrooms and drinking
fountains. From Freedom Park, follow East Boulevard to Hopedale Avenue. The loop runs east on this street until turns right onto Queens Road then right again onto Queens Road W where it connects with Hopedale Avenue. If your pup is still bursting with
energy, take the loop again or follow Freedom Park’s two mile trail to tucker them out.
The Queen City’s Booty Loop is for all athletic
abilities. Elite runners use it for conditioning, but you will also see
families with strollers out for a walk. Since it’s so pupular, it’s impawtant
that your pup has pawsome leash manners. Help them yield as necessary. Also,
keep this path free of doggy debris. Bring some clean up bags and pick up
whatever your pooch puts down. Make sure
you have plenty of water on hand, especially on the warmer days.
Regular laps around this trail will make your pup’s booty doggone fit!