A Pupper Series – First Stop: Oldsmar Trail
One thing I absolutely love about living in Tampa is how dog friendly this place is. The opportunities are endless when it comes to Places to Go or Things to Do with your furry best friend. In this series, Hudson & I are going to break down some of his favorite places to hang in this vibrant city.
This week’s highlight is the Oldsmar Trail in Oldsmar, Florida. Located on the border of Oldsmar and Palm Harbor, this trail is easy to get to and has a lot to offer. The entire trek is about 5.5 miles. Along the way there are baseball fields, frisbee golf (yes, apparently that’s a thing here), beautiful scenery, parks and more.
David & I enjoy taking Hudson for runs or long walks, especially when during the cooler months. Like so many dogs, Hudson is high energy and extremely playful. We are always looking for additional ways to chill this little dude out and running is perfect for that.
The trail is lined with dog waste bags and trash cans, super convenient for when someone decides to drop 3 deuces in 20 minutes. How can so much crap come out of such a small creature?
Anyway, the views are stunning in the area. Wildlife roam free and the sunsets here are a serene way to end the day. Whenever we head this way, Hudson is overjoyed because he knows we’re headed toward adventure.
As you make your way along the trail, you’ll stumble across workout stations and various sport fields. There’s even a decent sized dog park and picnic tables for your pup’s next birthday banger. I honestly love how clean it is, you can tell the town really cares about what it offers to residents. If you make it towards the end of the trail, you’ll reach Sheffield Park which has panoramic water views aka perfect for sunsets. I definitely plan on doing a photoshoot there for Hudson – he bougie like that. (see evidence below)
The only drawback is that since it’s hotter than hell 85% of the year, I wish the trail offered more shaded areas. When it’s the peak summer months, the asphalt is scorching and no bueno for little pupper paws. Other than that minor gripe – it’s freakin great!
There’s a small parking lot at the beginning on the trail and since it’s a public park – it’s free, my guy!
Marrs’ tip: for the parking lot put in Oldsmar Trail & Curlew Road; it’ll lead you straight to it.
So, if you’re looking for something that offers stunning views, peace & serenity while also being active; we highly recommend you check it out.
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Hudson, David & I give the Oldsmar Trail 4 out of 5 dog bones