Watauga County Dog Park: It’s a fact of life-most parks require that dogs be leashed. But the Watauga Humane Society’s Dog Park is the perfect place to let your dog run. This scenic three-and-a-half acre fenced meadow includes an airy hilltop where Fido can feel all the freedom of a cool breezy romp in the mountains. The park is open from 6 am to sundown with a $3 fee for single-day use. Be sure to bring proof of rabies vaccination or the current rabies collar tag that all dogs must wear in the park.
Directions from Boone: From the US 321-221/NC 105 junction, drive 0.8 mile on NC 105 Extension and to right turn at the T-junction traffic light onto US 421 S. Go 3.7 miles and turn right onto Old US 421. Turn right again in 0.5 mile on Don Hayes Rd., drive a very short distance, and enter on the right just past the church.