Top 5 Things to Do With Your Dog
Macon is full of activities to do with your dog that get you out and about as well. Sure, it's easy to stay routine and walk the dog around the same block again and again, but it good for both of you to vary it up a little from time to time. We've prepared a few of our favorite low-key and free ways to mix it up!
Visit the Dog Park
Located one block from Tattnall Square Park near Mercer University, the Macon Dog Park officially named Tyler’s Place Dog Park is an excellent addition to the downtown area. The park is nicely appointed an always full of people and dogs, making it a pretty good spot to socialize as well. There is more than enough room for the dogs to run free and have separate space from one another in the case of clashing doggie personalities. The whole park is fenced, but there’s a smaller fenced in area for smaller dogs as weel. Watch out as there is a stream and some muddy areas that your dog will find itself drawn to. Pro Tip: Keep a towel in the car.
Spend some time downtown
Walk your dog through the streets, make sure to oogle the backward parking at second street and watch folks do it wrong. Continue down popular to make a stop at Ocmulgee traders to get a treat and some water at their doggy rest stop. You can even leave Fido outside for a few to get a King of Pops Popsicle. While you’re doing all that walking you’ll probably work up an appetite so get your grub on at one of the downtown eateries with outdoor dining: Rookery, Bearfoot, Greek corner deli and Market City are all excellent options. Most of them will even bring you a water bowl for your pooch. Finally swing by Tailspin to get your best friend a treat for being such a good boy!
Survey Macon from Coleman Hill
Grab a book and spend the afternoon on Coleman Hill overlooking downtown- Coleman Hill is an often overlooked Macon spot and is an excellent spot to hang with your dog. There is a low fence surrounding the law school, so as long as you’re mindful you can let your puppy run free a bit. There are lovely monuments to sit next to and there’s no better view in the spring than to see the mulberry street cherry blossoms in full bloom all the way down through town. You can also see all the way down gray highway from this prime pinnacle point.
Walk the Riverwalk
Take a walk down the Riverwalk- also known as Ocmulgee Heritage Tail. The trail is a whopping 11 miles so unless you are training for a marathon we don’t recommend running the entire trail, but just doing a short stretch is an excellent way to let your pup stretch his legs. Leash laws do apply so keep your pup close at hand at all times, but they are sure to enjoy the time in the great outdoors. Visit the Trails website to learn about the art installations, trees and other cool features on the trail.
Visit a Park
Go to any one of the amazing community parks- Macon has many pretty parks to frequent, all of which are excellent places to take your dog on the plentiful warm and sunny days that Georgia enjoys. Use the Park Finder to locate the one nearest to you. Our Favorites are the Ocmulgee National Monument, Tattnall Square Park and Washington Square Park. Be Courteous: Please keep Man’s Best Friend on a leash and be sure to pick up any puppy poops.
The Macon Dog Park also hosts Yappy Hour during the summer. Gateway Macon was on hand to catch some photos. Click here to see more>