Fayetteville welcomes dogs with open arms, making it the perfect destination for you and your furry friend. Embrace the dog-friendly spirit of our area as you embark on a memorable adventure together. Here’s your comprehensive guide to exploring Fayetteville with your four-legged pal.
Start your day with a fresh cup of coffee at Water Stone Outdoors, where their dog-friendly patio welcomes you. Take a leisurely stroll around town, making use of conveniently placed doggie waste stations along the main streets. If your furry friend is well-behaved on a leash, bring them along for shopping at Adventure’s Station, Ace Adventure Shop and Water Stone Outdoors. Leashed dogs are also welcome in the Visitor Center!
Off-Leash Fun at the Dog Park
Discover Fayetteville’s dog park within the Charlie McCoy Fayetteville Town Park, located off Park Drive. Utilize the second entrance for easy access to separate areas designed for large and small dogs to play and socialize off-leash.
Dog pictured Kona @Kona- Ice
Dining With Your Pooch
Indulge in delicious meals while sharing quality time with your pup at these dog-friendly eateries:
- Cathedral Cafe: Enjoy outdoor dining with water provided for your furry companion.
- The Take Out: Savor your meal at an outdoor picnic table, sitting along with your pet.
- Burrito Bar: Dine amidst outdoor seating and music, welcoming well-behaved leashed pets.
- Bridge Brew Works: Delight in the large dog-friendly outdoor space while savoring craft brews.
- Arrowhead Bike Farm: Enjoy craft beer and sandwiches, accompanied by nearby hiking trails.
- The 304 Restaurant: Experience outdoor dining that warmly welcomes your pets.
The Stache: Treat your pup with a scoop of ice cream while enjoying outdoor seating.
Adventure Activities with Your Dog
Mountain Surf Paddle Sports, based out of Fayetteville, rents paddleboards and offers lessons that you can take with your dog, as long as your pup is comfortable around water!
Dog pictured Ringo @arrittm
Take A Hike
There are many dog-friendly hikes in the area. All of the hiking trails within the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve are dog-friendly for leashed pups. Long Point Trail is both beautiful and popular with dogs. But on this trail, there are overlooks with drop-offs and there can be heavy traffic, so it depends on your dog’s temperament and how comfortable you feel taking them here. If you want to avoid the overlooks, the Town Park Loop Trail is a great option. Dogs also love splashing around the creek off Wolf Creek Trail. Additionally, the Burn Wood Loop Trail is a great option if you want to avoid walking along the edge of the Gorge with your dog.
Splash and Play
If your dog loves the water, Fayetteville offers plenty of aquatic opportunities. A popular watering hole that has amazing views of the New River Gorge Bridge is Fayette Station. Take Lansing and Edmond Road off Route 19 to Route 82 Fayette Station Road and work your way into the Gorge. Drive over an old blue bridge crossing the New River and on the other side, you will see signs to park at Fayette Station. This area is also a fun spot to watch rafters go by and for your pup to splash around near the bank, avoiding the current. Wolf Creek is another good watering hole to take your dog. Water Stone Outdoors has dog life jackets available to buy for added safety.
Where to Stay with Your Pooch
- Hotel: Quality Inn New River Gorge allows pets for an additional fee per night. Quiet crated pets can be left unattended for short periods.
- Vacation Rentals: Opt for dog-friendly accommodations like Bear Mountain Cabins & Campground, The Stokes and New River Gorge National Park Suite.
- Camping: Choose from Rifrafters Campground, The Outpost New River Gorge and Bear Mountain Cabins & Campground.
Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital ensures the well-being of your furry family member.
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