The mountains are full of fun and adventures—but what use is that if you have to leave your fur babies behind?
Not to worry. We love our pups, too, so you’ll find plenty to explore with man’s best friend by your side in Franklin, North Carolina.
Dog-friendly hotels in Franklin
First things first—let’s find you somewhere to stay for your mountain vacation. Our full list of lodging options includes several pet-friendly hotels and motels to choose from. You’ll be off to your next adventure in no time at all!
Dog-friendly hikes in the Smoky Mountains
No visit to the Smoky Mountains is complete without a hike! Most trails are pet-friendly so long as your furry friend is leashed at cleaned up after. If you’re not sure how much of the trail your dog can manage, we suggest starting with a shorter hike like the one-mile Rufus Morgan trail, Cliffside, Whiteside, or (if you’re looking for a bit more of a challenge) the four-mile Bartram trail.
Want to grab a bite to eat? Look no further than the Motor Company Grill—not only will you relish the old-timey diner’s burgers and shakes, but Fido also gets a menu of his own on the pet-friendly patio!
Dog parks for leash-free romps
After all those adventures by your side, your pup deserves a little leash-free time! Franklin has a brand-new dog park on Phillips Street, just down the hill from Main Street. It features separate spaces for big and small dogs, public restrooms, and even a walking trail around the exterior for those who’d like to stroll during the visit.
What vacation is complete without Man’s Best Friend?
We hope you enjoy your stay in Franklin with your pup! There’s plenty to do in our little mountain town, and so many memories to be made. We can’t wait to have you!