Dog Friendly Activities in Ohio

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Ohio, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Hocking Hills State Park
Hocking Hills State Park Dog-friendly Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, OH, is a perfect place to spend a day in the great outdoors. The park occupies 2,330 acres and provides a great opportunity to explore miles of trails with Fido. Natural features include towering cliffs, deep gorges, caves, and waterfalls, while man-made features include picnic areas, restrooms, campgrounds, and more. Upper Falls to Lower Falls via Buckeye Trail is a popular scenic route with beautiful countryside views. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in most of the areas of the park. See Details
Pet Friendly Ash Cave
Ash Cave The Ash Cave hiking trails are pet-friendly. The terrain is a little ruff at times, but experienced pooch hikers won’t have much trouble with the relatively short hikes, both only a half mile in length. The low trail is handicap accessible. Ash Cave itself is the largest recess cave east of the Mississippi and flows into a runoff waterfall. See Details
Smale Riverfront Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans at Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, OH. Park features include trails, a labyrinth, gardens, fountains, a carousel, an esplanade, benches, swings, and more. Please clean up after your pets. See Details
The Scioto Mile The Scioto Mile is a dog-friendly pathway stretching along the downtown Columbus riverfront from the vibrant Arena District on the north end to the natural beauty of the Whittier Peninsula on the south. The Scioto Mile is comprised of more than 145 acres of lush parkland, fountains, scenic overlooks and a riverfront promenade. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved, avoid water features and are cleaned up after. See Details
Old Man's Cave Old Man's Cave is pet-friendly. One of Ohio’s most popular natural attractions allows dogs on a leash to explore the natural rock formation. You can wander the trails around the cavern and head inside to check out the cascading waterfalls too. See Details
Cedar Falls Cedar Falls is a dog-friendly attraction in Ohio. You and your dog can view the wonderful waterfall from a viewing area at the bottom of Democracy Steps, created by Akio Hizume. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Hocking Hills Winery Fido is welcome to join you for a visit to pet-friendly Hocking Hills Winery, located in Logan, OH. Dogs are welcome at a table on the spacious outside patio while you enjoy a selection of exquisite wine. The patio is heated in cooler weather. In addition to wine, guests can unwind with a beer, sangria, or refreshing pink lemonade. Pair your drink of choice with a delicious sweet or savory charcuterie board. Guests can also bring their own food or order dishes from one of several nearby restaurants. See Details
The Greene The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek, OH welcomes dogs in select stores like Eddie Bauer, Banana Republic, Nordstrom Rack and more. They also have restaurants with dog-friendly outdoor seating areas so you can take a break while shopping and have lunch with Fido. See Details
Bow Wow Beach Bow Wow Beach offers a 7.5-acre fenced dog park surrounding a 5-acre lake in Stow, OH. There are both beach and grassy areas, sunny spots and shade, as well as a small dog area. Pet waste stations are located throughout the park, as well as benches and a dog wash station. The park is open mid-March through December 1st each year, weather permitting. See Details
Deeds Dog Park This simple but large dog park has lots of room for the dogs to run, explore, and play in a securely-enclosed space. Deeds Dog Park is located right across the Mad River from Downtown Dayton in the McCook Field Neighborhood. See Details
Hueston Woods State Park Located in western Ohio, the dog-friendly Hueston Woods State Park in College Corner offers diverse opportunities to enjoy the park's wooded setting. It has nearly 3,500 acres of natural resources for outdoor recreation. Whether boating on Acton Lake, hiking along forested trails, searching for fossils, or relaxing poolside at the Lodge, visitors will enjoy their time at the park. In addition to the resort lodge and a variety of cabins, the park offers a large family campground for overnight stays. There is a dog park and beach swim area for the pooches. Bring your dog to splash and swim at the beach, which includes bathhouse and concession stand. Be mindful-- the area is not fenced. See Details
Rocky Fork Metro Park Rocky Fork Metro Park in Westerville, OH, is home to several dog friendly trails and a fenced-in dog park that's divided between small and large dogs. Both parks feature dog splash pads, a concrete area where dogs can drink and play in small fountains embedded in the concrete, a small covered shelter, and a large grassy area for the dogs to run and play. See Details
Schappacher Dog Park Your pet will love to exercise and socialize off-leash at Schappacher Dog Park in Mason, OH. This dog park is fenced with plenty of trees for shade. See Details
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
Elm Road Triple Drive-in Theatre One of less than four hundred remaining drive-in theatres in the United States, Elm Road Triple Drive-in Theatre is a dog-friendly, historic attraction and American tradition! Dogs must be restrained on a short leash at all times and owners must clean up after their pets. The Theatre was founded in 1950 and features three huge movie screens, each showing a first-run double feature. It encourages guests to come hungry and stop by its concession stand for everything from popcorn and nachos to freshly made pizza, hand-dipped ice cream, and more. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Information on showtimes and tickets can be found on its official website. See Details
Marietta Community Dog Park A perfect spot for your pooch to play, Marietta Community Dog Park is a two-acre, fully fenced, off-leash area, located in Jackson Hill Park. The Park features a water fountain, fire hydrant, benches, shade, and clean-up bags. Marietta Community Dog Park welcomes dogs that are vaccinated, have a current rabies tag and are over four months. Owners are allowed two dogs per person and must clean up after their pet. Marietta Community Dog Park is open daily from 7am to 11pm. See Details
Put-in-Bay Winery Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table at Put-in-Bay Winery in Put-in-Bay, OH. Enjoy a flight of three or four of their crafted wines, or order a glass or bottle. The outdoor seating has a view of the harbor for you and Fido to take in while you sip! See Details
Montgomery County Bark Park Recently expanded, the Montgomery County Bark Park is an easy-to-find park with several acres of fenced exercise areas and plenty of water onsite. It is located right next door to Animal Resource Center. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated. See Details
Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park in Medina, OH, features a dog park that is totally enclosed by a 5-foot fence and has separated areas for large and small dogs, totaling 7-acres. Each side has gravel walking trails, wooded areas, and open turf play areas. Well-behaved dogs are welcomed off leash inside the dog park. See Details
Otto Armleder Dog Park Otto Armleder Dog Park in Cincinnati, OH, is a 10-acre fenced dog park, separated into three sections. There are two large sections on either side, and a smaller section in the middle for small breeds. The park rangers rotate the large sides of the park to allow for the grass to regrow about every 3 months or so. There are several benches, dog waste receptacles, and water spouts for the dogs. Please note that dogs are not permitted to run off leash near the canoe access area. See Details
Glass City Dog Park Local dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs. $40 per year. Veterinary forms required. Two shelters and many water fountains. Located at the Anthony Wayne Trail and Woodsdale. See Details
Tom Harvey Memorial Dog Park This massive, fenced dog park is a great place to bring your pet for some off-leash exercise. The wide area includes pasture grass, woods, and swimming ponds. See Details
Marysville Bark Park Marysville Bark Park is a 6-acre, off-leash dog park, which is fully fenced with a paved path, benches, grass, hills, and trees. There are separate areas for active dogs and less active dogs along with a watering fountain and washing station. Plenty of parking and located in a quiet, easy access part of the city. You and your pooch will have a blast at this quaint park. See Details
African Safari Wildlife Park African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, OH is dog-friendly. Fido must be on a leash in the Walk-Thru Safari, and must keep their head and paws inside your vehicle during the Drive-Thru section. Dogs must be under your control and cleaned up after during your visit. African Safari Wildlife Park invites you to get in touch with your wild side and see hundreds of exotic animals up close. See Details