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)!
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.
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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.
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 Carolyn Crayton Park or Amerson Park. Many of Macon’s historic treasures can be found on along the trail including: Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, Rose Hill Cemetery, and Gateway Park.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shop a unique selection of local products, antiques, art, and much more at this pet friendly store located in Downtown Macon.
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.
Whether you walk on two feet or four paws, Macon has plenty of fun places to explore!