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3 Fun Places to Take Your Dog Near Our Pet Friendly Rental Cabins in Pigeon Forge TN

July 26, 2018

When considering a vacation to the pet friendly cabins from Hemlock Hills Resort Rentals, you may be wondering what to do with your furry companion once you arrive to Pigeon Forge! The awesome news is that there are plenty of local destinations where your pet can get some exercise and enjoy the great outdoors by your side! Here are 3 fun places to take your dog near our pet friendly rental cabins in Pigeon Forge TN:

1. PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park

One of the best places to take your dog is the PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park located just minutes away in Sevierville, TN! This is a brand new facility! It features double fenced entry, dog agility equipment, shaded benches, observation cameras and more! There are also convenient water fountains for dog use and multiple pet waste disposal stations. The PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park is operated by the City of Sevierville. It is open daily November through March from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and April through October from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring their dogs to the park! However, please note that all pets must be vaccinated as required by City and State laws.

2. Gatlinburg Trailgatlinburg trail bridge

If you want to enjoy a scenic walk with your dog in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, head to the Gatlinburg Trail! This lovely trail is one of  two walking paths in the national park that allows dogs. It travels for 1.9 miles from the trailhead on River Road in Gatlinburg to the Sugarlands Visitor Center in the park. The Gatlinburg Trail is relatively flat and runs through the forest along the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River. It’s a perfect place to exercise with your furry friend! While exploring the trail, you will also pass by the foundations several old homesites. Keep in mind that dogs must be kept on a leash at all times in the national park for the comfort and safety of all visitors.

3. River Rat Tubing

For another one of the fun places to take your dog near our pet friendly rental cabins in Pigeon Forge TN, head out to River Rat Tubing in Townsend, TN! This tubing outfitter is just a short drive from our cabins. It’s well worth the trip if your dog loves the water! The tubing is free for dogs and tubes are provided. However, pet owners are encouraged to rent a tether  if they want a separate tube for their pooch. River Rat Tubing suggests that the dog be comfortable with the water. You can expect some river rapids and no dog life jackets provided. Moreover, it is best if your dog weighs less than 60 pounds, otherwise their nails may pop the tube!

Check out all of our pet friendly rental cabins in Pigeon Forge TN today to plan your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains! We look forward to seeing you and your pet soon at Hemlock Hills Resort Rentals! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]