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Walking Trails & Wagging Tails: Pet-friendly Destinations in Tallahassee

As the temperature begins to climb, you may notice that you’re not the only one that is excited for spring. After being cooped up during the Tallahassee winter months, your dog is surely wagging its tail in glee. It’s finally that time of year again — time to explore the city of Tallahassee with your best friend at your side.

Sometimes, knowing where to take your dog is a struggle. What if you get somewhere and they don’t allow dogs? Maybe you’re just tired of the same old walk around the block. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a look at some of the dog-friendly attractions in Florida’s capital city:

Tom Brown Park
501 Easterwood Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32311
(850) 891-3866

Aside from its many amenities including baseball and softball fields, racquetball courts, tennis courts, a disc golf course, playgrounds, and biking trails, Tom Brown Park also has a dog park. There are separate, fenced-in areas for small and large dogs, as well as water fountains for canines and humans alike! Further, disposal bags are provided.

San Luis Mission Dog Park
1560 San Luis Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32304
(850) 245-6406

San Luis Mission Park is not as large as Tom Brown Park, but that’s part of its charm. Tucked away on San Luis Road, San Luis Mission Park is equipped with trails, a playground, and a dog park. Steer clear if a rainstorm has just passed through; most of the dog park is sand-based and it can get a little muddy. In addition, there are not separate designated areas for small dogs and large dogs. It is one fenced area. No need to bring a bowl; there is a water fountain for dogs.

Lake Ella
645 Lake Ella Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 264-7241

Sprinkled with cozy shops and cafes, Lake Ella is a fantastic place to take your dog on a leisurely walk. There is no dog park and your dog must remain on a leash, but it certainly beats a walk around the block!
Note: If your dog is the “duck-chasing” type, you may want to avoid this particular destination; if he/she is not, however, get ready to see a lot of baby chicks out and about! The Lake Ella location of Black Dog Cafe also has a pet-friendly patio (cats included!). After a long walk, head to the cafe for a pastry or a cup of coffee; it is truly the perfect way to end a day with your pup.

Tallahassee Automobile Museum
6800 Mahan Dr
(Exit 209A off of I-10)
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 942-0137

The Tallahassee Auto Museum is a perfect, out-of-the-box activity you can do with your dog! Open seven days a week until 5:00pm, the Tallahassee Automobile Museum is dog-friendly! It’s a great alternative to a traditional walk and is a fantastic, alternative form of exercise for your pup on a rainy day.

  • $17.50/person - General Admission
  • $15.00/person - Seniors/Veterans/Active Military
  • $15.00/person - Two or more guests
  • $11.75/person - Students (Age 10 - College w/ ID)
  • $8.00/person - Children (Ages 5-9)
  • Free - Children (Up to 4 years)


Wherever your adventures take you and your canine companion, always remember to pick up after your pooch! Let’s keep Tallahassee nice, clean, and enjoyable for all who inhabit it. As always, New Leaf is here for your furry friends as well with a great selection of healthy, natural treats and food. Pick some up like [a brand of dog treats that New Leaf sells with photo & price] before hitting the trails!

 

 

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