Posted on 12/21/2011 by Dean McElveen

A Riverside Stroll in Dog-Friendly Asheville

The French Broad River Park, Carrier Park, and Hominy Creek Park are three great spots to get outside in Asheville and walk the pups without making a mountain trek. All three West Asheville parks are connected by paved trails and are easily accessible.

A Dog's Delight Strolling Along the French Broad River

Amboy Road offers access to the parks and is within minutes from any part of town; it's conveniently located between the Biltmore Village area and the River Arts District; click here for a Google Map.

The 2.5 mile paved riverside path rings Carrier Park, cuts through an RV area, and then connects to Hominy Creek Park. Delight in wildlife sightings and catch glimpses of the Biltmore Estate across the river. The path offers plenty of picnic tables, is great for runners, and is well maintained and always clean. 

Carrier Park is home to Asheville's Mellowdrome, a paved track that was once the Asheville Speedway where NASCAR races occurred. Now its a spot for numerous recreational activities, mainly bicycle racing and rollerblading, and also the site of the annual Mountain Sports Festival in May. Carrier Park has volleyball courts, lawn bowling courts, basketball courts, and a large playground, all next to the steadily rolling river. The whole area is dog-friendly with wide open fields, plus there's a fenced-in dog park that gives your pup a chance to get off the leash and socialize.

Walk Your Dog from Lady Victoria to Downtown Asheville

Carolina Mornings welcomes dogs to many of our Asheville vacation rental cabins. Whether your vacation calls for in-town convenience like you'll find at Lady Victoria, or a mountainside getaway like Hillside Charmer, Carolina mornings has a wide variety of pet-friendly luxury vacation homes to choose from. Call our vacation planners at (877) 902-9441(877) 902-9441 to find the one that's just right for you and your furry best friend!

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