Planning an exciting weekend getaway may be exactly what you need, but how could you ever leave your precious pup behind? When you come to Lawrence County, you don’t have to! We have put together a weekend road trip, complete with the most exciting stops for you and your canine companion. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventures or delicious eats, these pet-friendly places are perfect for you and your best friend.
Pet Friendly Places to Go
Your pup will love walking (or running) along this 11-mile crushed limestone trail. The beautiful sights of the White River and old railroad bridges make this walk a scenic one.
Spring Mill State Park is one of Limestone Country’s most beloved spots. The park is filled with hiking trails to be explored, and you will enjoy discovering natural Indiana limestone along the way. If you and your pup are super adventurous, try kayaking on the lake. Dogs are allowed at the park and will love exploring the great outdoors; however, they are not allowed into the Pioneer Village. All dogs must be on a leash that is no longer than 6 ft.
The Hoosier National Forest is filled with Southern Indiana rolling hills that are perfect for playing! The back-country trails and rural crossroad communities make these 203,000 acres a local treasure for both you and your pup.
Pet Friendly Places to Eat
The Court Room Sports Grill is a local favorite in Limestone Country. Bring your fur friend and enjoy dining on the relaxing outdoor patio. The menu is the perfect combination of “Midwest Favorites” and “New Orleans Flavor.” Some of our favorites include the Cajun Eggrolls, the NOLA Chicken Burger and the Voodoo Fries!
McAlister’s Deli is a great spot for lunch or dinner, and their outdoor patio is dog friendly. This is your place for fresh sandwiches, soups and salads. Don’t forget to order a large tea with your meal!
Another popular dog-friendly spot is Buffalo Wings and Rings. This is the perfect place to catch a game and grab a cold beer, and their wings are just delicious! We recommend calling ahead to make sure there is enough room on the patio for both you and your pup, as they sometimes get busy.
Jiffy Treat is another local favorite, serving up an overwhelming selection of tasty ice cream. Want to try Fruity Pebbles in your ice cream? Yes, please! Or maybe you like the simple, but delicious Butter Pecan? They have it. Jiffy Treat also serves dog friendly ice cream, so this just may be your pups favorite stop on the trip!
Located just outside of Spring Mill State Park, Dairy Bell is truly a hidden gem. After a long hike in the park with your pup, stop by Dairy Bell for a delicious cool refresher before you head on to your next adventure. Their soft serve is sure to hit the spot!
Pet Friendly Places to Stay
A weekend getaway with your furry friend would just not be complete without a place to stay. These Limestone Country hotels are dog-friendly and are sure to make you feel right at home.
Located in the historical Spring Mill State Park, Spring Mill Inn has 74 rooms, an indoor pool, meeting rooms, a dining room and a gift shop. Relax with a coffee beside the fireplace in the dining room or watch the birds outside on the patio. Take a lovely stroll by the lake with your pup and watch the sun set after having a delicious buffet dinner in the Inn’s dining room.
Enjoy your stay in Lawrence County at the Super 8 Hotel, complete with an indoor pool and hot tub, free WIFI, free breakfast, meeting rooms, laundry facilities, fitness room and game room.
We also wanted to give a special mention to Hillside Boarding and Kennel, a pet boarding, grooming and training facility located in Lawrence County. Whether you are a looking for a groomer or a safe place where your pup can stay while you are gone, your pet will receive quality, around-the-clock care at Hillside.
Their mission is to provide natural services and products to communicate, educate and create overall well-being for your fur babies with the greatest love and respect for each animal as an individual. Their staff is filled with a family of pet lovers who will care, train and exercise your pet while you are away! To learn more about Hillside and their services, check out their Facebook Page.
Due to COVID-19, visitors are required to practice safe social distancing protocol when in public. Masks will be necessary to enter inside establishments and are to be worn in situations when social distancing is not possible. These safety measures should allow everyone to have fun, all while staying safe.