You know your dog will be thrilled with a walk around the neighborhood—even if she’s walked that block approximately one million times. But if you get the chance, why not make that daily walk something really special? #SquadGoals. In honor of National Walk Your Dog Week, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the most stunning, breathtaking, downright unbelievable places you can walk your dog, all over the world.
From the American South to the Scottish Highlands and all places in between, these are 11 of the most beautiful dog walks on the planet.
Fort Funston, San Francisco
This park, located within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California, is a west coast dog walker’s dream. It boasts scenic bluffs, sandy trails, and one of the most beautiful off-leash dog areas in the world.
This region in south-central France is home to limestone-cliff scenery and the stunning Pont d’Arc. It’s a beautiful area to walk your French dog year-round!
Acadia National Park, Maine
With 145 miles of dog-friendly trails and carriage roads, Acadia National Park is the perfect place for a drive-in stroll or a longer, hike-filled campout. Take your pooch on a leashed hike up Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the North Atlantic seaboard, and the first place to view sunrise in the U.S. from early October through February.
Lake District, England
Ramble through the countryside in England’s Lake District National Park, where you and your dog will take in scenery (mountains, forests, and of course, lakes) that inspired the legendary poet William Wordsworth.
Mānoa Falls Trail, Honolulu, Hawaii
This easy, 1.6 mile round-trip hike takes you through a lush rain forest to a cascading waterfall. Leashed dogs are welcome!
Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Wales
This historic seaside trail twists and turns along 186 coastal miles in southeast Wales, with breathtaking views and trail sections accessible to athletes and dogs of all ability levels.
Scotland is full of stunning scenery for walkers, but the trails along the River Ness (or Abhainn Nis, in Gaelic) are particularly friendly to dogs and their companions.
Walnut Creek Trail, Austin, Texas
This moderate walking trail near Austin is a favorite for dog lovers. It’s not too long on a warm Texas day, but contains loads of winding paths, scenic overlooks, and creeks to cool down in. There’s even an off-leash dog park nearby.
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
The entire western coast of the Netherlands is full of scenic seaside walks; the fishing village of Noordwijk, located southwest of Amsterdam, is home to dog-friendly beaches where you and your globe-trotting pooch can romp along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.
Merck Forest and Farmland, Vermont
Open to people and their well-behaved, leashed dogs during all four seasons, Merck Forest is the perfect place to check out the lush summer greens and vibrant autumnal hues of New England.
Maribyrnong River Trail, Melbourne, Australia
Located in the northwestern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, this dog-friendly trail gives you a taste of Australia’s urban scenery (you’ll pass under railway bridges and get a great view of the city skyline) and natural wonder (you’ll stroll through lush grasslands) all in one easy day hike.
These are some of the most beautiful dog walks in the world, but you don’t have to travel far from home to find beautiful scenery and companionship with your best friend. Leash up and take a walk!