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.
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
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.
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. Star Spangled Brewing Co. and The Fallen Brewery welcome furry friends.
We hope you have a doggone good time on your next trip to Clarksville, Tennessee!