Fall weather seems to have come surprisingly soon to Nashville. But then again, isn’t 2020 the year of constant surprises? With cool temperatures and changing leaves, now is a great time to hit the trails. And Nashville’s pet-friendly hiking trails certainly don’t disappoint! Here are a couple of our favorites.
Otter Creek Trail Road at Radnor Lake
Radnor Lake is one of Nashville’s true outdoor gems. Nestled between Brentwood, Green Hills, and the city, Radnor is a manmade lake built in 1914 for the purpose of supporting steam engines. However, there’s nothing industrial about this area today – just spectacular nature ready for you to enjoy.
Though dogs are not allowed on the hiking trails, pups are welcome on the Otter Creek Trail Road, a paved road that follows the banks of the lake that lies at the center of this 1,400-acre natural area. Be especially mindful of leash laws here, as Radnor is busy with plenty of other hikers – not to mention deer, turtles, turkey, and other wildlife likely to spark your furry friend’s interest.
Need a New Harness for a New Fall Look?
For larger dogs, we’re big fans of Ruff Wear harnesses, which recently launched a new range of colors. We especially love that Ruff Wear harnesses are built from a dog’s perspective and have an adjustable fit that can accommodate any shape or size. For smaller dogs, don’t miss Puppia harnesses, which are available in a variety of fun colors. Be sure to stop in at our Mt. Juliet location for safe, quality made fall-themed leashes and harnesses perfect for hiking in the fall.
Over in our neck of the woods, we love visiting the Volunteer Trail in Long Hunter State Park, a 10.7 mile trail that curves right along the water. If the weather is warm enough, there are several great spots where your dog can take a dip in the lake!
Looking for More Dog-Friendly Hikes?
Be sure to check out the AllTrails listing for recent reviews, photos, maps, and more. Did you find a great spot? Share it with us on Facebook, or come visit our Mt. Juliet location to tell us about it! Three Dog Bakery is open between 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, or from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Three Dog Bakery is located at:
1982 W. Providence Pkwy #102
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
For information, call (615) 701-2128 or contact Three Dog Bakery online.