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Dogs Dig Durham

The last time we went through a large university town, Buster and Ty were pawing at the door of Notre Dame.  Seems now that we’re in Durham they believe Duke University might also be a good fit.  I agree, they fit in front of the chapel just fine.

Buster and Ty at Duke University

We then journeyed over to pet friendly Fearrington Village near Chapel Hill.  Surrounded by farm pastures and modeled after an old English hamlet, the developers created a charming residential community that includes an upscale inn, three restaurants, and stores offering an exceptional range of gifts, home and garden items, apparel, and fresh flowers.  Below is the English garden setting next to the inn.

Fearington Village - Durham, NC

At The Old Granary, a full-service restaurant, you can enjoy contemporary American cuisine with views overlooking the gardens and grazing belted Galloway cows.  The outside patio is pet friendly.  Note: There are no people in the pictures because we arrived after lunch service had ended.

Fearington Village - Durham, NC Fearington Village - Durham, NC

So we ate our late lunch at The Belted Goat, a casual eatery serving tasty sandwiches, quiches, salads, and desserts.

Fearington Village - Durham, NC

Next on the agenda was finding an off-leash dog park so Ty and Buster could burn off our lunch calories.  Following a recommendation from a fellow lunch guest, we headed to the Henry Anderson III Community Park in the nearby town of Carrboro.  Large … fenced in … and lots of well-behaved dogs having fun.

Dog Park - Durham, NC Dog Park - Durham, NC

If you go, you will need to bring your own water and bowl.

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  • Agreed, Cathi – it’s a fantatic place! Thanks for your note.

  • We love Fearington Village! It’s our favorite Sunday afternoon place to be when we’re back home in NC.

  • I saw your Go Pet Friendly car parked at Fearrington Village while I was at work. After visiting this blog, I figured you were exploring the village to write a blog entry. I went out to find the famous Buster and Ty, but I guess I was too late! Thanks for visiting North Carolina though. Happy travels!

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