I am always looking for places to take my dogs. This will be a place for me to post my discoveries of pet friendly places in Hampton Roads, VA--parks, restaurants, and whatever else we find.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Windsor Castle Park, Smithfield, VA
After some nasty wintery, cold days, we finally got a beautiful spring day and decided to go to Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield.
We parked right across the street from Smithfield Station and walked across the Station Bridge to get into the park.
The Station Bridge provides a link to the outer loop
trails from South Church Street and the Smithfield Station Parking lot. The bridge crosses Little Creek. You can have a piece of the park named for you, your family or in honor of or in memory of a loved one--like the Station Bridge named after Smithfield Station.
We were surprised when we got into the park and saw that they are planting grapevines now--5 plus acres! The Smithfield Winery and Vineyard will be a boutique winery. The retail shop and tasting room for Smithfield
Winery will be located in downtown Smithfield. The winery will be open
to the public, and will also be available for private events.
We walked the long loop around the park. One of my favorite parts is this stretch next to a cotton field. It reminds me of the Yellow Brick Road.
Loved the shadow dog in this photo!
After the long walk around almost 4 miles, Sammy was yawning so it was time to head for home!