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Madison, GA: Dog-Friendly Fall Things To Do

Just a Few of My Favorite Things

1. My Wonderful Dog

2. The Crisp Fall Season

3. Historic Madison, Georgia

Visit the dog-friendly Welcome Center

And the more I thought about it…those things go together quite well! Madison is an incredibly fun place to explore and who better to do that with than your four-legged friend?! Read along for details on the cool dog-friendly fall things to do in Madison and Morgan County, Georgia, this season!

Take a Stroll Back in Time & Bring the Leash

Fall stroll in downtown Madison with a dog

Madison’s streets are lined with tall trees, historic homes and fascinating stories. The best way to learn Madison’s past is to go on the free, self-guided walking tour developed by the Madison Morgan Convention & Visitors Bureau. Use the audio option to soak in the information as you look around. There is a lot to see!

The first stop on the 1.5 mile audio tour is Madison’s Old 1887 Fire Station, which now serves as the Madison and Morgan County Welcome Center. Get started here where a local expert can help answer any questions you may have. 

Be sure to grab a free Destination Guide while you are there. Find a water bowl and treats for your pup by the front door, and do not hesitate to bring your dog inside. The Welcome Center welcomes all four-legged friends!

We are located at 115 E. Jefferson Street and are open 360 days a year.

Grab a Bite to Eat

Restaurant patrons dine outside with their dog in the cool fall air
Is it time for King of Pups yet?

Madison is full of fantastic restaurants with outdoor seating that can accommodate you and your pup.  The Madison Produce Co. located in the heart of downtown is a particularly special place with fun menu items.

If you are an adventurous eater, we recommend trying the Burnin’ Sherman (pepper jelly, pimento cheese, and bacon-y goodness on fresh bread). Though your dog may thank you for a bite of that bacon, there is actually an item on the menu just for him! Everyone’s favorite popsicle King of Pops now makes a dog-friendly King of Pups that can be purchased at the Madison Produce Co.

Dog wearing sunglasses at outdoor restaurant seating
Photo credit: The Fetch House

Other great places to try with your dog are…

Go to the Fetch House for Some Puppy Pampering

A husky relaxes on the couch at The Fetch House

The Fetch House, located just two minutes from downtown Madison, is the perfect place to pick up a new accessory for your pooch OR drop them off for a grooming service.

If your dog is in need of a haircut or just a bath, the Fetch House’s professional staff has it covered. Meanwhile, use this time to hit the shops and buy yourself something special or head to one of the various downtown spas for a relaxing treatment of your own.

Interested in the arts or history? Visit our local galleries and museums like the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center or Steffen Thomas Museum of Art. Planning in advance? Book a tour at one of the local house museums while your pup gets pampered and learn local history about the Rose Cottage, Rogers House and Heritage Hall.

Find Adventure at Hard Labor Creek State Park

People on a fall walk the trails at Hard Labor Creek with a dog

As the second largest state park in Georgia, Hard Labor Creek offers countless activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Hit the trails or take a kayak out on the water. Stay on site in a dog-friendly cabin!

Did you know that Hard Labor Creek State Park is one of 42 state parks across Georgia that is part of the Tails on Trails Club? Visit 12 of these parks with your pup and become eligible for membership that includes a bandana and t-shirt with the club’s logo.

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend in Madison and bring your furry best friend along for the ride! Click here for upcoming events and more. Be sure to share your adventures with us on Facebook and Instagram by tagging us @visitmadisonga!

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