When we say Clarksville is a family-friendly destination, that includes your four-legged kiddos.

There is certainly no shortage of pet-friendly activities, outdoor dining venues, or places for everyone to lay their head at night. Click here for the full selection of our pet-friendly hotels and read on to plan your next 'pawsitively' awesome trip to Clarksville.

 

What to Do

Clarksville is full of parks, rivers, and outdoor spaces to let your pup release some energy. Rotary Park has several wooded trails, open fields, and creek access points for you and your pup to enjoy. King’s Run Bark Park inside Liberty Park is an off-leash dog park designed specifically for your pooch. It is a great spot for Fido to let out his zoomies and meet some new friends. The Clarksville Greenway is a 9-mile paved trail where you can run, bike, or take a leisurely walk with leashed pets. Weakley Park was recently converted from a 9-hole golf course to a large open space for visitors and their leashed furry friends to enjoy.

dog on paddle board

The Cumberland and Red Rivers run through Clarksville, allowing visitors to enjoy several water activities both on the rivers and their various creeks. Take part in kayaking, canoeing, fishing, boating, or paddle boarding during your trip. All river access points are listed here.

If you are wanting to stay on land but still appreciate the gorgeous water views, McGregor Park is home to the 1.25-mile paved RiverWalk. This path allows visitors to be near the water without having to partake in any aquatic activities. Dunbar Cave State Park is home to Swan Lake, several wooded hiking trails, and the historic Dunbar Cave. While Fido cannot attend a cave tour with you, he can enjoy a walk on the trails or a nice picnic by the lake.

If you are wanting to spoil your pup during your trip, stop by Riley’s Pet Market to buy them some new toys and doggie baked goodies. This shop specialized in pet supplies, grooming, and pet photography.

 

Where to Eat

dog looking at cup of coffee

For the dog folk that start their morning with caffeine, check out Atlas Coffee and Co. This woman-owned coffee shop has truly taken pet-friendly to the next level by building an off-leash dog park right by their shop. Grab one of their coffees in their iconic “The Anti-Morning Morning Club” cups and let your pup start their day with some outdoor play.

Miss Lucille’s Café is another great spot to take your pup. Their covered outdoor seating area allows you to enjoy their signature sandwiches, shareables, and strawberry basil lemonade with your pup by your side. Don't forget to check out their pastry case!

The Thirsty Goat is a favorite among those living just outside the city limits. Boasting the brand of “it’s whatever floats your goat”, this craft beer garden, artisan coffee shop, and gathering place is all rolled into one popular establishment. Grab some pizza, local beer, and a picnic table under the string lights as you spend time with the whole family.

Your dog will love all the smells of Legends Smokehouse & Grille. Their signature BBQ creations and handcrafted sides are unmatched both in scent and flavor. This Veteran-owned spot welcomes your pet to dine with you on their outdoor patio.

In the mood for something sweet? Check out Golly G’s Ice Cream which has something for everyone, even their four-legged guests. Their flavors include everything from blueberry lemonade sorbet to Tennessee Fudge and everything in between. Be sure to check out their pastry case to try one of their famous giant cinnamon rolls. Let them know you have your pet with you to receive a complimentary pup cup!

If you are needing an afternoon pick-me-up, swing by one of the many Lasaters Coffee & Tea locations around town to get a coffee for yourself and a special treat for your fur baby.

dog at brewery

After a long day of taking in all the beauty and recreation Clarksville has to offer, you may want to enjoy a local craft beer at one of our breweries. Kings Bluff Brewery allows pets both in the taproom and on their patio. They even offer a free Puppy Pilsner and treats to all their four-legged customers. Star Spangled Brewing Co. and The Fallen Brewery welcome furry friends, as well.

We hope you have a doggone good time on your next trip to Clarksville, Tennessee!

 

Featured In This Blog

Rotary Park

Enjoy this park's trails, creek, a Nature Center, playgrounds, open play space, disc golf, and picnic areas.

Liberty Park

Walking trails, open spaces and plenty of amenities make this park a popular spot.

Clarksville Greenway

Explore the Clarksville Greenway on foot or bike. 9.3 miles point-to-point.

Weakley Park

Formerly a 9-hole golf course, this 57-acre park provides 2.26 miles of paved walking trails and lots of green space.

McGregor Park

10-acre McGregor Park is home to the Cumberland Riverwalk, playgrounds, a boat ramp and the Cumberland RiverCenter.

Dunbar Cave

Explore these scenic trails with distinct beauty in every season. Plan a picnic, learn the history and enjoy wildlife.

Atlas Coffee & Co.

Join "The Anti-Morning Morning Club" at this fun coffee truck. Your pup can join too and hang out in their dog park.

Miss Lucille's Café

A cozy café located inside Miss Lucille's Marketplace.

The Thirsty Goat

It's "whatever floats your goat" at this craft beer garden, artisan coffee shop & gathering place with outdoor seating.

Legends Smokehouse & Grill

Smoked pulled pork BBQ, brisket, rib with hand-made sides and mouthwatering desserts.

Golly G's

It's not a vacation without ice cream! Enjoy your favorite fresh, cream flavors plus baked goods at Golly G's.

Lasaters Coffee & Tea

Established in 2004, this coffee shop has expanded to 10 locations.

Kings Bluff Brewery

This pet-friendly brewery is conveniently located in Downtown Clarksville near Austin Peay State University.

The Star Spangled Brewing Co.

With two locations, this microbrewery is the largest in Clarksville. Both spots are family and pet friendly.

The Fallen Brewery

This family and pet friendly brewery honors all the men and women who have served our country.