Doggin Atlanta: The 50 Best Places to Hike with Your Dog in North Georgia

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Atlanta can be a great place to hike with your dog. Within a short drive your canine adventurer can be climbing forested mountainsides that leave him panting, trotting in impossibly green ravines, exploring some of America's most historic grounds or circling lakes for miles and never lose sight of the water. DOGGIN' ATLANTA explores the region's top trails with your best friend in mind...

Where can your dog hike to the site of the discovery of ...

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Overview

Atlanta can be a great place to hike with your dog. Within a short drive your canine adventurer can be climbing forested mountainsides that leave him panting, trotting in impossibly green ravines, exploring some of America's most historic grounds or circling lakes for miles and never lose sight of the water. DOGGIN' ATLANTA explores the region's top trails with your best friend in mind...

Where can your dog hike to the site of the discovery of gold in Georgia? (page 64)
Where can your dog hike to the ruins of the tallest building in antebellum Atlanta? (page 19)
Where can your dog hike to the top of the tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River? (page 37)

No Dogs!
Is there any more dispiriting day for a dog owner than driving to a new park and encountering the dreaded "NO DOGS" sign? DOGGIN' ATLANTA tells you the parks that don't welcome dogs. Also packed inside these 118 pages are...
...urban hiking in Atlanta
...tips on outfitting your dog for a hike
...tips on practicing low impact hiking with your dog
...and much more.

What makes a great place to take your dog hiking?

Well, how about a paw-friendly surface to trot on? Grass and sandy dirt are a lot more appealing than asphalt and rocks. A variety of hikes is always good - long ones for athletic dogs and short ones for the less adventurous canine. Dogs always enjoy a refreshing place to swim as well. For tail-friendly parks our guides describe the trail options for your dog, evaluate park traffic from other users, tell you whether you will need a guide dog to find your way around and, of course, tell you how to get to the park.

While walking the dog, author Doug Gelbert also brings along generous helpings of local history, botany, geology, architecture and more.

So what are you waiting for? Your dog will want to hike to the site of Georgia's first paper mill (page 100), hike to see the Georgia State Champion Virginia pine tree (page 47), hike to the roof of Georgia (page 78), trot across one of only ten suspension bridges in the state of Georgia (page 95)...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935771203
  • Publisher: Cruden Bay Books
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Pages: 118
  • Sales rank: 782,553
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug Gelbert, author of 26 books on hiking with your dog, has brought his pack to the Atlanta area to sniff out the area's best tail-friendly parks and trails for the new book, DOGGIN' ATLANTA: THE 50 BEST PLACES TO HIKE WITH YOUR DOG IN NORTH GEORGIA.
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