National Walk the Dog Day — 4 amazing trails in Madison

Girl and dog smiling in front of park
There’s no better way to put a smile on your furry friend’s face than by taking him/her to a greenway on National Walk the Dog Day. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Grab the leash and dash out the door—National Walk the Dog Day is Wednesday, February 22. Our furry friends make us laugh, give us love and spark joy everyday. And on National Walk the Dog Day, it’s time to give back.

I tried out these four awesome trails in Madison with my Pyredoodle Teddy. We’re here to give you all the details so you can find the perfect walking spot to celebrate with your sweet pup.

Indian Creek Greenway

White dog standing in front of Indian Creek Greenway for National Walk the Dog Day
The Indian Creek Greenway is a great place to spend warm spring afternoons—and National Walk the Dog Day. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

This beautiful greenway sits on the Huntsville/Madison line, so it’s in a convenient location for residents on both cities. The trail winds around a creek and features gorgeous views of farmland and woods.

They are currently working on connecting the the trail’s two segments, so it will eventually feature six miles of walkable paths.

Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve

White dog sitting in front of mossy rock
Make sure to check out these awesome rocks when you go to Rainbow Mountain—they make for a great photo backdrop. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

This Madison hotspot features three miles of trails and provides a mountainous feel if you want a true hiking experience.

Teddy and I visited during the winter when the trees were bare, so we could see stunning views of the city of Madison below. He loved walking on top of the unique rock structures.

Mill Creek Greenway

Dog standing in front of creek for National Walk the Dog Day
You won’t regret setting aside time for your sweet pup on National Walk the Dog Day. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

If you’re looking for a short walk paired with a dog park, Mill Creek is the place to go. The trail spans only half a mile and dead ends into the dog park, which features areas for large and small dogs.

Teddy loved meeting all the other dogs walking along the trail!

Bradford Creek Greenway

White dog sitting in front of Bradford Creek Greenway sign
That’s a content dog if I’ve ever seen one—do your pup a favor and take a fun nature hike for National Walk the Dog Day. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Although there are so many fantastic trails in Madison, the Bradford Creek Greenway is probably my and Teddy’s favorite. The trail features almost three miles of serene woods and farmland.

He loves saying hello to the horses along the path and walking down to the cool creek for a quick drink of water.

Want to learn about more dog-friendly activities in the Rocket City? Check out these awesome guides:

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Lacey Muenstermann
Lacey Muenstermann
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