Submitted by Kathy
We like taking our German Shepherd dog to the Oak Grove Lake Park
which is located off of Volvo Parkway (Chesapeake). The
hike around the lake is partially shaded and is a nice walk for
you as well as your dog.
Submitted by Pepper
I am a one-year old Italian Grayhound. My name is Pepper.
My dad and I have been to Mount Vernon - Uncle George's estate
- two times. The first time I was overwhelmed by the size
of the open space. The second time the weather was not so
friendly; forty-five minutes in the estate the weather turned
cold and windy, so we had to cut short our visit.
Dad has promised that this coming summer will be a fantastic time
for us to visit the estate. I want to explore the flora
and fauna (the sheep, the bull, the hog, etc.) and dad wants to
do a little historical exploration.
I wish to thank the management of the estate for allowing us canines
to come visit with our parents.
Many a parks that I have visited have all these rules and
regulations posted so conspiscuously as to assault the basic
common sense of our parents: watch where you pet steps,
x amount fine if you don't clean up after them, report any
infringement to such and such authority, etc. But in Mount
Vernon there's none of these intimidating notices, and that makes
my dad to be extra sensitive in preserving the prestine state
of the estate. He carries a load of toiletaries for my use. As
for me, I do my business prior to the trip. Time
in the estate is precious; there are so many things to explore.
Thanks for listening.
Submitted by Bruce
I have a couple weims that need to run. We drive up to Great
Falls , route 7, then Georgetown pike then to the end of Seneca
Road. A large preserve is there along the Potomac (NW of
the great falls Park), you have about 7 marked trails where each
can be over an hour walk. Lots of people take their
dogs off leash here. Be careful as there are critters and
deer which means a hunting dog may take you a bit longer to collect.
Submitted by Pam and Ivy
I agree with the post that First Landing State Park in VA Beach
is a great hiking experience. It also turns out that dogs are
allowed on the Bay side beach portion of the park all year round.
It is a $3.00 fee. Proof of rabies vaccination and a 6 foot leash
are required. You need to pick up after your dog (duh). We did
take our dog off leash to swim in a more secluded area. Use your
best judgment about that since this is a large camping area with
This is an 8.5 mile section
of old US 17. It is open to walkers, bicycle riders, equestrians
and boaters. We walked about 2 miles with Ivy, our yellow lab.
It is very shaded with plenty of benches and picnic tables along
the way. There are lots of birds and wildlife. The canal is connected
to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, so you may see recreational
boats underway. It's truly a great setting. Here is the link:
FIND A TAIL-FRIENDLY
TRAIL IN ANOTHER STATE
TAKE THE TRAIL HOME