Who (hooman or dog) doesn’t love a walk in the park? These parks are at the top of our list for fun things to do with your dog in Fayetteville.
Lake Wilson Park
Lake Wilson Park offers one of two off-leash dog parks in Fayetteville! On its 320 acres, there are plenty of sunny and shady spots for both you and your dog to enjoy. Many pup pawrents prefurr to take their dogs for leashless walks on the nature trails (but leashed walks are totally pawesome too).
IAMS Dog Park at Bryce Davis Park
IAMS Dog Park is the other off-leash dog park in Fayetteville. This three-acre dog park offers separate play areas for smaller and larger dogs. Plus, there is a drinking fountain that includes a faucet on the ground for easy snout access! Drink up, pups!
If you want to take a nice, peaceful stroll with your dog, this is the place for you. Gulley Park is encircled by a paved and lit 1.5-mile trail perfect for walks – or runs! But that’s not all Gulley Park has to offurr when it comes to fun things to do with your dog in Fayetteville.
Each summer, the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department offers a series of free outdoor concerts on the Gulley Park grounds. The entertainment is family friendly, and, since dogs are a major part of the fam, they are welcome to join the fun too!
Northwest Arkansas is known for its walking, biking and hiking trails. Naturally, the trails listed below fit right into fun things to do with your dog in Fayetteville!
Scull Creek Trail
Because of its central location and connectivity to major parts of the city, Scull Creek Trail is considered the “backbone” of the Fayetteville trails system. And what kind of dog doesn’t like a bone? With its 12-foot wide paved surface, Scull Creek Trail is a great option for getting some fresh air and exercising with your dog.
Mt. Sequoyah Woods Trail
For the fur families that enjoy variety on their walks, the Mt. Sequoyah Woods are a doggone good call. The area offers several trails, all offering different views. Many visitors appreciate how the park feels distanced from the city, even though it’s only a short drive away.
Kessler Mountain Trails
In true Fayetteville fashion, Kessler Mountain is bike-friendly AND dog-friendly. If you and your pup chewwws to navigate these beautiful trails, make sure to be aware of and courteous to mountain bikers.
The Kessler Mountain trails do need a bit of time to dry out after a rain, so plan your trips accordingly – unless you’re not afraid of a little mud. You can always get Fido cleaned up at Hounds Lounge with our self-serve dog wash.
Finger Park Trail
For the dogs and hoomans who don’t feel like exerting too much energy, this little hiking trail is howling for you to come visit. Finger Park Trail is a 0.6-mile natural surface trail that weaves through the woods. In a hurry but still looking for fun things to do with your dog? This trail is perfect for fido to take in all the sights, sounds and sniffs of nature in a short amount of time!
If you and your doggo are visiting Fayetteville, you will need a pooch-friendly place to stay! Especially after a long day filled with fun things to do with your dog. We’ve compiled a paw-ful of hospitality options for you.