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.
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.
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.
So we ate our late lunch at The Belted Goat, a casual eatery serving tasty sandwiches, quiches, salads, and desserts.
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.
If you go, you will need to bring your own water and bowl.
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