If you haven’t considered taking your pet along on your next Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation, it’s time to think of it as an option.
With the cost of kenneling high, and the difficulty faced when you try to find someone to watch your pet, it makes sense to look at other options. Here are a few pet-friendly spots and ideas for your beach vacation.
Dog parks are a great place to let your pups play and stretch their legs. Gulf Shores offers the Gulf Shores Dog Park, as well as The Dog Pond at Lake Shelby in the Gulf State Park. In Orange Beach, you’ll find Unleased in Orange Beach, the city’s official dog park. Dogs are also welcome at Orange Beach Waterfront Park, but must remain on a leash. Hiking trails are perfect for your furry friends, including the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. You’ll both get exercise, and the scenery is second to none. The Graham Creek Nature Preserve is also located in nearby Foley.
But it isn’t just parks and trails that are open to pets. Many historical sites like Fort Gaines Historic Site and Fort Morgan allow you to bring your pet as long as they are leashed. You’ll want to check before you go, but you may be surprised to discover that more places are welcoming pets these days.