The polls are in! You told us you wanted to explore North Carolina’s outdoors alongside your furry friends, and we listened.
CTNC worked with our land trust partners across North Carolina to create a map detailing all the greenways, trails, parks, and overlooks you should explore. Now that it’s spring, you won’t want to leave your dog behind! Access the map here and start discovering the dog-friendliest places near you.
Download the Map!
They’ve been waiting all winter for this…
Now is the time to get outside with your little guy or gal! The sun is coming out more, the birds are here to stay, and you actually have a bit of free time that you need to fill! Instead of doing “normal” things like going to the movies that wouldn’t allow you to bask in this sunshine (finally), go outside! You can’t let the perfect weather just pass you by unappreciated. You’ve also been going to work every day and not having as much time for your furry friends as you (and they) would like.
A walk would be nice, but you’re getting a little tired of the same neighborhood loop and the usual park is getting old as well. You’re ready for some new options and a little adventure.
We know just as well as the next person that your everyday routine gets a little dry… so just mix it up.
Grab a raft and float down the New River, just like Nikki and Levon from the Blue Ridge Conservancy!
Or, why not work on acclimating your new puppy to a leash by taking them to the half-mile trail at Jumpinoff Rock Park, located just a 30-minute drive from the heart of Boone? These locations and more are a click away.
Keep us posted along the way!
We want to see the different ways you’re recreating outdoors with your 🐶. Snap a photo of you and your dog (we know you’ve got plenty to choose from) at one of the locations on the map and post it to Instagram or Twitter using #ncdogsoutside for a chance to be featured by CTNC!
You know yourself better than we do – find how you like to get outside with your dog and don’t forget to keep us updated along the way!