4 Dog Friendly Spots Around Liberty County
Summer has returned, and everyone is itching to get outside and enjoy some nice weather. What better way to spend your day relaxing outdoors than with your four-legged family member? Here are 4 of our favorite dog-friendly spots around Liberty County that the whole family can enjoy!
1) Historic Baptismal Trail
You’ll find many hidden gems in the coastal city of Riceboro, and the Historic Baptismal Trail is one of our personal favorites! The boardwalk takes you down a path that was used for over 100 years by a congregation of enslaved people. Take a stroll with your pet on this trail and find inner peace as you traverse the holy site! If you want to know more about the history, be sure to check out our Black History Month feature.
2) Fort Morris Historic Site
Fort Morris Historic Site sets the perfect scene for a nice walk. It is one of the most peaceful places in Liberty County! Dogs aren’t allowed inside the museum, but the fort itself and the grounds are welcome to leashed pets. We know both of you will appreciate the beautiful view of the St. Catherines Sound!
🌟 Pro-tip: Keep your eyes open for hummingbirds, buntings, woodpeckers and more! Fort Morris is a stop along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, so enjoy a nice soundtrack from the local birds as you meander through the park!
3) Cay Creek Interpretive Wetlands Center
If you haven’t visited Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center, you are definitely missing out! With a scenic boardwalk that stretches 7/10ths of a mile, this spot takes you through a number of different ecosystems. Begin walking in the freshwater wetlands and end up in the saltwater marsh! It’s a great opportunity to learn about nature and wildlife and get some exercise! Cay Creek is the perfect spot for a walk in the evening with your pups. It’s open dawn to dusk so make sure you’re checking the sunrise/set.
4) Bryant Commons
Located in the heart of Hinesville, this park is a quick trip to nature without ever leaving the city! Bryant Commons is a 150-acre passive park with a number of amenities including a playground, a one-mile walking trail around a 15-acre pond and a dog park! This is the perfect opportunity for your pet to interact with others. Relax under the old oak trees and take a walk down the trails. It is sure to keep tails wagging!
If you’re in the mood for a calming cruise in your car with your dog, Liberty County has many dirt roads that you both will most certainly love. One place that you’ll be sure to enjoy a peaceful and quiet drive is Old Sunbury Road. Heading east on Hwy 84, cross over I-95 and turn left onto Old Sunbury Road. It will lead you past Tradeport East Business Center, then it turns into a dirt road lined with plenty of oak trees dripping with Spanish moss.
We hope you and your dog will enjoy some fun in the sun visiting these places together this summer! Please be mindful when you #ExploreLiberty and visit any of these dog-friendly spots around Liberty County and clean up after yourself and your pet. With safety being a priority, make sure you keep leashes on your pets. We want these places to be kept in good shape for others who want to enjoy them after you!