A Dog’s Day Out in Orlando North

Together Amber and her dog Ruby make up @Orlandoodle on Instagram. They enjoy visiting and sharing about all the best dog-friendly events, attractions, restaurants and more in the Central Florida area. You may find them at a festival, park, brewery, or just running in the neighborhood. Follow along as Amber and Ruby show you their favorite dog-friendly locations in Orlando North!


Oviedo on the Park

Looking for a place in Oviedo to take the family and the dog for a stroll? Check out Oviedo on the Park. This new development, centered around Center Lake Park has it all. Restaurants, coffee shops, a food hall and more. There is even a small dog park to let your pup stretch their legs. Keep an eye out for special events at the amphitheater including the annual Bark and Brews Festival in November.

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Rock and Brews

One of our favorite dog-friendly restaurants in the area is Rock and Brews. They have a large covered patio with both fans and heaters; perfect for all seasons. Ruby loves their special dog menu and I love their draft list and weekend brunch. Be sure to check for their daily specials as well.

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Little Big Econ State Forest 

One of our favorite activities to do together is hiking. The Little Big Econ State Forest is a great spot to get a glimpse of wild Florida along the Econlockhatchee River. We entered at the Barr street trailhead in Ovideo just minutes from the city. Day use passes are only $1.85 per person and leashed dogs are welcome on the trails.. We took the Florida National Scenic trail to the bridge over the river and then took the white trail back for a total trip of about six miles. Def worth the walk!

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Paddle Boarding at Katie’s Landing

Do you and your dog enjoy stand up paddle boarding? Check out Katie’s Landing! This secret gem is part of the Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park and is a great spot to launch your own canoe, kayak or paddle board. Paddle upstream and then enjoy a nice float back to the park or grab a map and see all the possible routes. Be sure to bring life jackets for humans and dogs as well as water to drink.

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Casselberry Food Trucks

Grab a bite and enjoy the evening in Casselberry. This event is held monthly on the 2nd Friday of each month from 6-9pm at Lake Concord Park. Enjoy a variety of food truck options as well as live music on the lawn. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy the evening under the tree canopy. Check the city of Casselberry website for monthly themes!

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