Looking to spend the holidays in East Tennessee? Knoxville has a lot to offer this season! Everything from family events, and even your furry best friends! Check out these amazing places to explore!
Forks of the River
While it’s most popular among mountain bikers, the expansive system of singletrack at Forks of the River is great for anyone wanting a little one-on-one time running or walking with their dog. This is the same section known for its vibrant summer sunflower display , but the area is pleasant any time of year and has a convenient access point near Ijams off of McClure Lane.
Victor Ashe Park
Victor Ashe has it all. A popular disk golf course, soccer fields, volleyball courts, playgrounds, a fishing pond, horseshoe pits, paved and natural trails, and Knoxville’s first off-leash dog park. Head out for an evening walk with your pooch down the nearby greenway. Or socialize at the dog park with like minded animal lovers.
Emma Jane Walker Memorial Dog Park
This is a multi acre and multi section off leash dog park. That includes wide open fields for Frisbee and a little hidden copse for exploring. A large swimming pond complete with a water feature. And jumping dock for all of you with aquatically athletic pooches.
The crushed gravel median of Cherokee Boulevard (simply called “the Boulevard” by locals) provides a lovely, low-impact run easily accessible for downtown and West Knoxville residents as well as UT students. The trail also connect to the greenway system, for anyone looking to put in a little extra mileage.
Our city center is one of the most dog friendly in the region. With a host of restaurants on Market Square and Gay Street welcoming dogs in their outside eating areas. Take in the art installations at Krutch Park. Look out on the water from the Gay Street Bridge and blow off some steam at the PetSafe Downtown Dog Park. Shop for your next outdoor adventure at dog-friendly Mast General Store.
See why Knoxville is the perfect destination for your family and furry friends! Check out our cabins located in Knoxville! Happy Holidays!