Other Dog Activities in Ohio

Tired of watching Fido run laps in the dog park? We’ve got the scoop on lots of other dog friendly attractions in Ohio too. You’ll find information on all of the dog friendly wineries, boat rentals, botanical gardens, drive-ins, and other offbeat animal attractions in Ohio here.

Pet Friendly The Holden Arboretum
The Holden Arboretum Bring your pup to the Holden Arboretum and explore the more than 20 miles of trails through the gardens and other natural areas. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not permitted in the Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden. Mutt Mitts are located at various spots throughout the gardens. See Details
Pet Friendly Lynd Fruit Farm
Lynd Fruit Farm Lynd Fruit Farm is pet-friendly. This homestead farm on Morse Road, Pataskala consists of more than 300 acres of apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, pumpkins, pears anf sweetcorn. They also have a seasonal farm market, sunflowers and giant cornmaze. Lynd Fruit Farm is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Inniswood Metro Gardens Pets shall be permitted OUTSIDE of the formal gardens. All pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Debonne Vineyards Located an hour east of Cleveland, Debonne Vineyards is now the largest estate winery in Ohio, boasting over 175 acres of vines. Its placement in in the Grand River Valley wine region benefits from a climate moderated by the thermal effects of eastern Lake Erie. Our family commitment to excellence begins in the vineyards and is reflected in the quality of our premium wine. There is also an on-site brewery featuring 12 craft brews. Leashed dogs are always welcome on the grassy hillside, but every other Wednesday, Debonne offers a Woof Wednesday event that your furry friends will especially enjoy.


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Kelleys Island Ferry Kelleys Island Ferry offers the only daily auto/passenger ferry service to Kelleys Island with a short enjoyable 20 minute boat ride from Marblehead Ohio. Offering Great views of the Marblehead Lighthouse, Put-in-Bay, Cedar Point and the Lake Erie Islands along the way. Leashed dogs ride for free. See Details
Hocking Hills Canoe Livery Full service canoe and kayak rentals on the Hocking River. A relaxing gentle river, with plenty of islands and sand bars for your pet to explore. Also has a campground and camping cabins that welcome pets. See Details
Splash Your Pup Splash Your Pup is a year round swimming and dock diving pool designed just for dogs. Our pool features an advanced filtration system to reduce the amount of chlorine used, and is maintained at 82 degrees to help with arthritic joints. Reservations are required to ensure a fun and safe experience. See Details
Howland Township Park The Park District maintains four pavilions, eight soccer fields, four playgrounds, four tennis courts, a bocce court, two basketball pads, four ball fields, horseshoe pits, hiking trails, sand volleyball court, and a 1 miles around walking track. Near the tennis courts there is a doggy waste station that includes bag if you forget. Lots of trees and benches. Great for a family day including your dog. See Details
The Winery at Wolf Creek Located off the beaten path, The Winery at Wolf Creek has events every few weeks where you can bring your dog and drink wine! Great views and excellent winery with patio. See Details
Charles Mill Lake Park and Campgrounds Enjoy a day or overnight trip to this lovely campground where leashed dogs are welcome. There is also a beach where dogs are allowed during the offseason (October-April).
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Earnest Brew Works Dogs are allowed at Earnest Brew Works in Toledo, a place they are proud to call home. This brewer-owned and operated brewery and taproom is pet-friendly and pooches are welcome inside and out as no food is served on the premises. They do, however, invite various food trucks to join the party on most days. The beers they produce include Japanese Pale Ale, Grape and Grain hybrid beers, Hazy Pale Ale, and plenty of other varieties throughout the year. Earnest Brew Works is open Wednesday to Thursday from 4pm to 10pm, Friday from 4pm to 11pm, Saturday from 12pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. See Details
Hightower Brewing Company Hightower Brewing Company, located in Rayland, OH, is a pet friendly brewery where Fido is welcome both inside and outside the taproom. They brew a variety of beers so you are bound to find one that pleases our palette. Rotating brews include Tropical Punch, Creamsicle, Strawberry Margarita, Cherry Pie, Blueberry Cheesecake, Peach Cobbler, Peanut Butter Porter, Hilltop Haze IIPA, Perfect 3rd IIIPA, Carrot Cake, Blackberry/Raspberry sour, Jelly Donut, Coffee Stout, Maz Lager, Stringer House Session IPA, Deep Dark Stout, and many more! Food trucks onsite some days; check their website for current offerings. See Details
Kayak the Bay, Ltd. Kayak rentals on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. In the downtown harbor of Put-In-Bay. Just a 20 minute ferry ride away to beautiful limestone cliffs and coves. See the Benson Ford (seen on MTV most unusual homes) or explore the beach at East Point. Adventurous?- paddle to Middle Bass Island by kayak and see the glacial grooves. Beautiful paddling. Instructions and safety tips given. We will try to make your paddling adventure good for everyone. Woof. See Details
BrewDog Franklinton BrewDog Franklinton is pet-friendly. Bring Fido along to this aptly-named brewery in Columbus to sample one of the 48 different beers on tap, while Fido quenches his thirst with a bowl of water. Leashed dogs are welcome outside on the street level patio at this brewery. See Details
Matus Winery Situated on a seventy-five year old farm, this winery allows dogs outside on the grass and inside of the tasting room. From an aged merlot to fresh sangrias, this spot has all of your fermented grape needs. See Details
The Canine Country Club The Canine Country Club is pet-friendly. They offer an indoor, heated swimming pool and an indoor private play area. They also serve complimentary tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. For the swimming pool, any dog is welcome regardless of breed, age, or swimming ability. They always begin with an orientation to assess your dog's abilities and get them used to the ramp and pool. The private activity room is a fun place to play. Prices start at $15 for the play area and $30 for the pool. The Canine Country Club is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 8pm, Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Devil Wind Brewing Dogs are welcome at Devil Wind Brewing, the combined effort of four friends with 20 years experience in the brewing world. They don't prepare food at Devil Wind Brewing so Fido is welcome to join you inside. The varying tap list includes lager, New England IPA, oatmeal stout, and gose. Hungry visitors will be pleased to know that a number of food trucks call the brewery their temporary home from time to time. Devil Wind Brewing Is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4pm to 10pm, Friday from 4pm to 12am, Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Springmill Drive-In Theatre This 50's-style drive-in is a favorite among the locals and their fur-kids! See Details
TA Youngstown This gas station has a Country Pride, O'Deli's and a Travel Store. This location also has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care product. See Details
Szalay's Farm Szalay's Farm is pet-friendly. The Szalay family invites you, your family and friends to experience the farm in the fall. They have a decorated three acre corn maze with eight wooden pumpkins hidden inside. Find your way out and the pumpkins to complete the challenge. Their corn maze takes approximately 30 minutes to walk through and it will give you a chance to test your navigational skills with your leashed pooch by your side. The farm is open every day of the week from 9am to 7pm. See Details
Fido Field Fido Field is pet-friendly. This fenced, off-leash, and completely volunteer managed and maintained dog play area has both large dog and small dog play areas. In addition to the Eggleston Avenue entrances, the large dog play area may also be accessed via the Mt. Adams pedestrian bridge off of Van Meter Street and Court Street. There's plenty of free parking available under 471 or the surface lot on Eggleston Avenue. See Details
Patron Saints Brewery Patron Saints Brewery is a dog-friendly nano brewery that crafts a wide variety of beers in-house. They claim to be half-pint and little growler-friendly, which translates to welcoming kids and dogs inside to join you for a beverage. Fido can join you inside and out of the building as they don't serve food, and you're welcome to bring your own food to eat on the premises. They usually have a couple of dogs in the building whenever they are open, but there's also plenty of room outside during busier hours, where you'll discover a water bowl for your parched pup. Patron Saints Brewery is open Thursday to Friday from 5pm to 10pm and Saturday from 4pm to 11pm. See Details
Smoky the War Dog Memorial Dedicated to the famous Yorkie war dog hero who served in World War II, this memorial is located in the Rocky River Reservation just outside of Cleveland. Leashed dogs can pay her a visit then explore the acres of trails located on the reservation. See Details
TA Lodi This gas station has a full-service restaurant open 24 hours, Country Pride, Burger King, Popeyes, Starbucks, Country Store and a Minit Mart Store. This location also has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care product. See Details