The history of Homer, Ohio is one that seems to have been swept away with time. It is known that there were temporary settlements here as early as the 1780s, and that the first permanent settlements may have been established somewhere around 1806. Homer was named after the Greek Poet because the land seemed to have a poetic beauty to it.
The Native Americans called it the land of the spirits because Homer was the site of several war battles, and is the final resting place of veterans from every major war the United States ever fought as a developing nation -- The Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, and the American-Mexican War. If you're into history, you should bring your dog to explore the graves and cemeteries. If you ask the right people, you will learn the location of the Native American burial grounds in Homer. Always be respectful of these resting places and clean up after your pooch.
Today, Homer is a quiet but historic town that doesn't have very many conventional dog-friendly amenities. If you don't mind taking a thirty-minute drive over to Millersport, you can visit Ohio's oldest state park. Buckeye Lake State Park has fishing, camping, and trails that you can explore with your dog. Don't fur-get to bring all the necessary supplies you'll need for a day at the park!