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Pandemic Pup Outings

Who said we can't still have fun while being safe?

We made it to 2021! New year, new starts, goodbye 2020 pandemic.....well not quite the pandemic part. Even though we are all sooooo done with the pandemic and we are ready for all the frustrations, sadness and chaos it brings to be left in 2020, unfortunately that's not quite the reality. HOWEVER, have no fear- we have great news! There ARE ways to safely get out and about. We have compiled a few activities that you and your family can enjoy while keeping safe and within the Covid-19 CDC guidelines PLUS some central florida businesses that are not only dog friendly but also have some great deals going on! So remember, mask up, wash those hands, leash that pup and support small businesses!!

Fort Fraser Trail

 Take a hike!

Here in central florida we are blessed to have so many beautiful lakes, trails and parks to loose ourselves in. Here are a couple of our favorites:

Fort Fraser Trail

Do you prefer the smoother hike? This trail is fully paved and runs for nearly 8 miles! This makes this trail excellent for running, biking and even skating. "The trail includes picnic and rest shelters; also, look for some of the 33 different species of butterfly that flit among the native plantings, including the lovely zebra swallowtail." Bring your pup along and get some fresh air along this beautiful trail. Check out all the details, how to get there and trail map at 

Note: the trail looks like it runs on the road on the map, however it does not! The trail is a completely separate.

Van Fleet State Park

Van Fleet State Park

One of our all time favorite trails is in within the Van Fleet State Park! Over 29 miles of unreclaimed railroads its one of florida's most rural paved trails and its right on our doorstep! Pack up some lunch for you and your pup and lose yourself in this trail full of history and wildlife. This trail is fully fitted with doggy water fountains and is opened 7 days a week from 8am-sundown!

Read more about the history and get directions here :

Grab some lunch- support local businesses!

Dog friendly dining 

How about beautiful lake views, wonderful food, live bands AND you can bring your best furry friends?! Yes please!

Old Man Franks

This hidden gem is a must see! From yummy seafood to $1 happy hour and karaoke nights, Old Man Franks has it all! Located on the beautiful Lake Howard you can enjoy all they have to offer while watching the breathtaking florida sunset with your best bud on their dog friendly patio. Why not finish your visit with a stroll around the lake after? Sounds like a dream evening to us! 

Visit their website for their menu and details but also go give them a like on Facebook too! 

Old Man Franks

Tanners Lakeside

Dog friendly dining 

Another must-see piece of lakeside paradise can be found at Tanners! If you have a boat you're probably already well aware of the wonderful lakes Winter Haven has to offer. Tanners is located on Lake May, they even have a lakeside bar you can pull right up to on your boat and grab a cocktail! Their dog friendly tiki is filled with live music during the weekend and their lakeside deck is a great place to grab delicious food with your furry pal!

Check out their website for more details and go search them on Facebook for event details!

Pixie Paws LLC

Go grab a movie!

Silvermoon Drive in movie Theatre 

Sometimes we just want to do something different and unique... You won't be disappointed with Silvermoon. Offering two movies for just $6 per adult and $2 per child its the kind of offer you can't refuse (see what we did there?) It's good old fashioned fun that is also totally Covid safe. You can either remain in your car or set up camp in your parking spot- either way you'll be socially distanced and what's more you can bring your pups, great right?!

Concessions like candy floss, pizza and sodas are available but you can always pack your own drinks, snacks and blankets too!

check their website out for a full list of showings but also head over to their Facebook page and give them a like to stay informed about all their great events! Awesome coupon for this too- we've posted it below!

These are only a small selection of the amazing things our local community has to offer us! Of course we all must do our best to protect ourselves and others around us but we can do this whilst also supporting the businesses that make our community so great! There are so many ways to enjoy life and be grateful for all we have. Let's embrace every day with family, friends and our four legged babies! We'd like to thank America's Favorite Coupon Book of East Polk for supplying us with all the featured coupons on this page, if you love them and want more go check them out on Facebook and look out for their paper copy in stores too!

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