Dog Walking + Dog Parks in Winston-Salem
We love our furry friends and so does Winston-Salem. There are many dog-friendly trails and dog parks but how do you choose where to go? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this helpful guide!
Updated May 2022
2250 Reynolda Rd
Stretch your legs and lace up your sneakers! Reynolda’s grounds have more than two miles of trails, wetlands, paved pathways, thick woodlands, and an expansive meadow. Don’t skip the waterfall, located along the Reynolda Village Trail. Leashed dogs are welcome everywhere in Reynolda Village except in the Formal Gardens!
4061 Clemmons Rd
This 2.2-mile loop trail is nicely paved, making it perfect for an early morning or evening jog with your pup! Tanglewood is a quick drive outside of Winston Salem in nearby Clemmons. Woods, water features, and even farm animals make this an entertaining route. While you’re there, you can give your dog some off-leash playtime at the Tanglewoof Dog Park (see below)!
4061 Clemmons Rd – located across from the RV Campground
Tanglewoof is a great place to invite friends and their pooches to hang out! This dog park has separate enclosures for big dogs and little dogs, and both enclosures feature a water station and several waste stations. Benches line the fence in the shade for pup parents, and a big tree in the middle of the small dog enclosure provides shade for our pint-sized friends. Be sure to check the opening/closing schedule on the park’s website before heading out!
815 Salem Lake Road
This 7-mile gravel trail is a perfect day hike with plenty of shade and an abundance of wildlife. Let your dog cool off in one of the side streams that flows into the lake, but take plenty of water for both of you. If you plan to do the entire loop! Just a few minutes outside of Winston Salem, this trail is perfect for those scorching hot summer days when the pavement is just too hot for your dog’s sensitive paws.
400 Leisure Ln
Miller Park is located close to the Ardmore neighborhood and the Thruway Shopping Center and is just off the highway. While the park may seem small, its system of paved trails wind and loop through woods and a creek, giving you both the perfect amount of shade. Miller Park also features multiple covered shelters, making it a great place to take a breather, retreat from a random burst of rain, or set up a picnic!
285 Meadowlark Dr
Jamison Dog Park is located between Robinhood Road and Country Club Road. This dog park is split into small dog and large dog enclosures and includes water and waste stations. It is just a bit smaller than Tanglewoof. Trees inside the enclosures offer a welcome respite from the heat, and pet parents will be thankful that there is a shelter with a restroom (rather than a portapotty) close by! Jamison is located just off of the Muddy Creek Greenway, so you can leash back up and continue the fun if playmates go home for the day.
If you’re looking for a walk with a bit more of a city vibe, Long Branch Trail is for you! This paved trail covers 1.6 miles and winds its way through downtown Winston Salem and Innovation Quarter. There is plenty for you to see and do along the way, and there are lots of smells for your dog! A nearby stop at Bailey Park is the perfect place to cool down with some shade and water stations.
1225 Washington Park Public Ln
Washington Dog Park is split into small dog and large dog enclosures and includes water stations. This park does tend to get a little muddy after it’s rained, but if you are fine with your pup getting a little dirty then it’s great. There are plenty of shaded areas for you to watch your pup play! You can also go for a walk before or after on the paved greenway.
Contributed by Venture Dog Walking: At Venture Dog Walking, they understand that pet parents want the best for their fur babies, but as busy people, it can be difficult to adjust your schedule for their seasonal needs. Venture Dog Walking offers a 90-minute trail hike service anytime from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday! Their team is thoroughly trained and vetted with management on-call, so you can have peace of mind that you and your pup are getting the best service. Sign up for a meet and greet today– they would love to get to know you!