August 26 is National Dog Day! We all love our furry friends and want to take them everywhere we go. Luckily, Macon has plenty of options that welcome your pups with open arms (or paws)! 

1)Macon Dog Park 

The Macon Dog Park is a fully-fenced city block with areas for both small and large dogs to explore. Located in the heart of the College Hill Corridor, the park even holds a "Yappy Hour" once a month for owners and their dogs to hang out together. 

 

Macon Dog Park

Photo provided by www.ashahphotography.com

 

2)Tattnall Square Park 

Located across from Mercer University, this beautiful park offers plenty of space for your dog to play to its heart's content. Enjoy a picnic under the pavilion and check out the artwork found throughout the park. 

 

Tattnall Square Park

 

3)Ocmulgee Heritage Trail 

The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail is the only riverside trail and park system in Central Georgia. Take a timeout from the chaos of every day life with your pooch and enjoy a peaceful walk through Central City Park or Amerson Park. Many of Macon’s historic treasures can be found on along the trail including: Ocmulgee National Monument, Rose Hill Cemetery, and Gateway Park

 

Ocmulgee National Monument

 

4)Lake Tobesofkee 

Lake Tobesofkee, a year-round recreation area covering nearly 1,800 acres, is the perfect place to have some fun in the sun with your pup (as long as they are on a leash). 

 

Couple at Lake with Dog

 

5)First Friday 

First Friday Macon is always a fun time and being able to spend it with two and four-legged family members makes it even better. Every first Friday of the month, Downtown Macon comes alive with music, art, food and fun. 

 

Cherry Street

 

6)Just Tap'd 

Just Tap'd welcomes humans and canines alike! Come hang out and enjoy some ice cold beer while your puppy snacks on a treat. They also have fantastic outdoor space in case your dog gets a little restless indoors. 

 

Just Tap'd Exterior Shot

 

7)The Rookery

The Rookery’s outdoor seating is the perfect place for your dog and you to enjoy a delicious burger. And yes, I did mean to include your dog. Humans aren't the only ones who can chow down on a burger. 

 

The Rookery Outdoor Seating

 

8)Parish on Cherry St. 

Enjoy delicious Cajun food on Parish's outside patio. This dog-friendly area offers favorite Louisiana dishes in a great atmosphere in the heart of downtown Macon. 

 

Parish on Cherry St.

 

9)Travis Jean

Shop a unique selection of local products, antiques, art, and much more at this pet friendly store located in Downtown Macon. 

 

Travis Jean

 

10)Downtown Visitor's Center

Want to learn more about all that Macon has to offer, but don't want to leave your pup behind? Come see us at the Macon-Bibb County Downtown Visitor's Center and bring them along! We'll provide your dog with water and treats while you peruse Macon's historical timeline from our Native American roots to current day. 

 

Macon CVB

 

Whether you walk on two feet or four paws, Macon has plenty of fun places to explore!