A Dog Friendly Trip to Oak Ridge
Big Turtle Dog Park
This dog park provides two fenced areas for dogs to exercise off-leash, one for dogs under 30 pounds and one for all dogs. Amenities at the park include benches, water fountains, pet waste bag dispenser stations, and trash cans.
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Melton Lake Park
With 173 miles of shoreline, this park is the perfect location for an outdoor adventure. Enjoy sand volleyball, SUP (stand-up paddle boards), kayak, pedal boats or enjoy 5.6 miles of shoreline greenways.
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Melton Lake Park
With 173 miles of shoreline, this park is the perfect location for an outdoor adventure. Enjoy sand volleyball, SUP (stand-up paddle boards), kayak, pedal boats or enjoy 5.6 miles of shoreline greenways.
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Greenways
Whether you’re looking to take a morning stroll, go trail running, or bike – our greenways are the perfect place!
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UT Arboretum
Home to 25,000+ varieties of native and exotic plants. Enjoy greenways, nature trails and ecological points of interest.
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A.K. Bissell Park
A.K. Bissell Park has a total of 38 acres and features a paved 1.25 mile loop, picnic shelter and performance pavilion.
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Haw Ridge Park
Haw Ridge Park boasts of both land and water recreational activities with over 30 miles of trails.
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REFILL AND REFUEL

From New York-style pizza to southern-comfort foods, Oak Ridge boasts several award-winning restaurants. Foodies traveling to Oak Ridge will always find more to explore. Whether you’re craving a slice of Big Ed’s famous pizza, a home grown craft beer, or some of the area’s best sushi, after your day of adventure, you’re sure to find the perfect meal in Oak Ridge.

The Crafter’s Brew
Enjoy over 20 craft beers on tap on our spacious patio… bring a friend or come meet new ones!
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Razzleberry’s
Known for our imaginative ice cream flavors, we’re also your first stop for authentic German cuisine and brews!
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Aubrey’s
Enjoy farm fresh vegetables and home-style favorites, not to mention our level of hospitality.
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Magic Wok
A tiny, treasure in Oak Ridge serving up Asian fare, fresh and fast.
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Calhoun’s
Enjoy a covered outdoor dining patio, fire pit, and a panoramic lake view at the boat-accessible family favorite.
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The Other One
A dive that produces some of the most original and tasty food in the area. Family-run and serving dinner specials.
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LET’S GET SOME REST

Oak Ridge’s selection of hotels makes it easy to train, compete, study, shop, dine, or stay near the city’s phenomenal attractions. Need a meeting space, free breakfast, and access to pools and gyms? Oak Ridge has a hotel to meet your needs. To check availability for your dates or to book a room, click on one of the hotels below.

Double Tree
Located in the heart of Oak Ridge business center and only 21 miles from the airport.
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Quality Inn
Enjoy quality with us! With free wifi, free hot breakfast and an outside pool – we have just the room for you!
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TownPlace Suites
TownPlace Suites is a long term stay hotel. Balance work and life with comfort, flexibility, and affordability.
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