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Dog-Friendly Activities in Harris County

Traveling with a four-legged companion can be an enriching experience, and Harris County provides a diverse range of activities for you and your furry best friend to enjoy together. You can explore the vast natural beauty of the county by taking a long hike, or relaxing by the lake. Whatever your preferences, Harris County guarantees a memorable experience for you and your furry sidekick!

On Foot with Your Four-Legged Friend

Harris County offers a wide-variety of scenic trails for pet owners to spend time outdoors.These trails are the perfect place to expend your animal’s energy all while you take in the serenity of Georgia’s natural beauty. Whether you are looking for a leisurely stroll or a more challenging hike, Harris County’s network of trails is sure to satisfy you and your four-legged friend’s appetite for adventure! Just remember to always have your pet on a leash!

Man O’ War Trail

The Man O’ War Trail is a 13.4 mile paved walking route that traces the path of a retired diesel passenger train. With a width of 10 feet, the trail provides ample space for your furry companion to join you. At the 4.5 mile mark, there is a paved switchback that will lead you to the Country Store and Kitchen, conveniently located by a breathtaking overlook. This vantage point offers the perfect photo opportunity to capture memories of your furry best friend!

Dowdell’s Knob

Dowdell’s Knob, the highest point in Harris County, holds a special place in the heart of former president Franklin D. Roosevelt, who cherished it as his favorite picnic spot. Its elevated position offers breathtaking views, making it the perfect spot to capture photos of your beloved pet. You can reach the summit by hiking, and the experience is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

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Pine Mountain Trail

The Pine Mountain Trail is an ideal choice for animal-human pairs seeking a more challenging adventure. This 23-mile trail meanders through the stunning landscapes of F.D. Roosevelt State Park, offering an exhilarating experience. With seven varying loops available, you can tailor your hike to match both you and your pet’s skill levels.

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Does adventure run in your canine’s blood? Explore the wonders of nature together and spend quality time with your furry friend by spending time at an impressive lake, fun-filled beach or spectacular overlook. Come discover the best of Harris County with your beloved animal by your side!

Lake Harding

On the border of Georgia and Alabama lie one of the finest outdoor activities Harris County has to offer: Lake Harding. Originally constructed to generate electricity to the community, it has transformed into a lively hub for recreational aquatic sports and ultimate relaxation. 

There are a plethora of ways for you and your pet to savor the beauty of Lake Harding. With plenty of boating docks available, visitors can bring their own vessel or explore our recommended Airbnb’s for a memorable stay.

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219 On The Lake

After a long day on the lake, relax and enjoy the tastes of the South at 219 On The Lake. This waterfront restaurant and bar is a popular spot that offers a unique dining experience. During weekends, live music fills the air, and with ample patio seating available you and your pup can relish the beautiful sights of Lake Harding while savoring a delicious meal together.

Callaway Resort & Gardens

If you’re seeking a wide array of activities to enjoy with your furry companion, look no further than Callaway Resort & Gardens. For a fun-filled day we recommend visiting Robin Lake, a 1-mile stretch of white sand beach that is especially popular in the Summer. 

In the springtime, the Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl and Chapel Trail is a must-visit, boasting over 3,000 azalea blooms that are absolutely captivating. Don’t miss the chance to experience these awe-striking sights with your furry friend by your side!

Suggested Lodging

F.D. Roosevelt State Park

Blanton Creek Campground

Pine Mountain Club Chalets

Mountain Top Inn

Need a place to stay? Check out some of our favorite spots to recharge during a Harris County Adventure!