Sunday, October 1, 2023

Ferris’ Day Off (A Pup’s Adventure in the Historic Triangle): Waller Mill Park

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Part beagle, part foxhound and all attitude, Ferris Bueller (no, not THAT Bueller but, definitely named after the ’80s icon) is a one-year-old pup who loves to head out on adventures and explore new places and meet people.

Ferris loves to visit parks, beaches, breweries and any other places where doggies are allowed. WYDaily is set to follow Ferris’ quest for the best dog-friendly places our area has to offer.

Needing to find a place to release the puppy energy, Ferris and family visited Waller Mill Park.

The city of Williamsburg owns and maintains the park for residents to use and enjoy. Located off of Airport Road, there is a $2 per vehicle entrance fee or guests can obtain an annual pass for $25.

This park has so much to offer. It is situated around a 360-acre lake that is open for fishing, boating, pedal boating, canoeing and kayaking with a tunnel connecting the upper and lower sections of the lake. While doggies are not allowed in the water, Ferris enjoyed watching the fun from the docks and bridges.

Waller Mill has over six miles of beautiful wooded hiking trails. Perfect for leashed walks!

There are numerous picnic tables, picnic shelters, play fields, and playground equipment are nestled among the trees providing a scenic picnic area.

The best barking part? There is a dog park! The one-and-a-half-acre dog park allows unleashed pups to run free and meet others. Registration is required for access and owners must present their dog license certificate and their rabies vaccination certificate before entering.

Visit the Waller Mill Park webpage for additional information on hours, activities and dog park.

Happen to spot Ferris out on an adventure? Come say hello! If you have a dog-friendly suggestion you would like Ferris to consider visiting, please email his mom. Hounds are not very good at responding.

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