Sandusky, Ohio is known as one of the amusement park capitals of the world due to the Cedar Point Amusement Park, which covers almost 400 acres of land and is the most visited park in the United States. Sounds like fun – but what about your furry friend? Not to fear – the park has kennels and dog runs for dogs to have their own fun day while the human members of their family enjoy the park! The kennels are air-conditioned and feature outdoor dog runs. Sociable dogs of all breeds are welcome to use the facilities for a small fee.
Sandusky’s Paper District Marina (one of Ohio’s only certified “clean” marinas), welcomes on-leash dogs. Cozy restaurants and busy docks make this marina a must-visit for those coming to the area.
Historical downtown Sandusky is also a great place to take Fido on a stroll. The town has a historic past beginning with its’ founding in 1818. Limestone buildings carved by Irish and German stonemasons cover the downtown area, and as the town grew due to its’ popularity as a tourist destination, buildings of varying architectural and cultural styles started popping up. Today, businesses thrive in the downtown area. Your dog is sure to enjoy the tree-lined streets and wide avenues – and you will, too!
The neighborhood of Cedar Point allows residents, both human and canine, quick and easy access to a beautiful park called Pipe Creek Wilderness Area. If you and your dog love to watch the birds, there is a birding trail you can both explore and see how many you can spot. Have a pooch who loves water activities? This is a great place to launch your kayak and get out on the water together! The park provides residents with a vast amount of wooded trails to explore, and water to splash in. Keep your eyes peeled, as it is a wilderness park! You may find more than just birds.
The neighborhood of Sandusky is located right around downtown, giving it a hustle and bustle feel. The residents of this neighborhood spend time with their pups at a couple of different parks! The first is Miami Park. Miami Park is a large, wide open space that is not fenced in, so if you are playing with your pups here, make sure they are well behaved! The park has a playground and benches, and some trees scattered around. Jaycee Park, on the southern end of the neighborhood, is a large neighborhood park and is great for off leash walks. There is also a playground here, as well as benches and a pavilion with covered picnic tables.
Along the shoreline of Downtown Sandusky, you will find Shoreline Park, with benches, a playground, covered picnic tables, and lots of green land to play in. Since it is right off the water, don’t be surprised if your pup runs in! Along the pavilion in the center of the park are bushes and flowers for you and your pup to get a nose full! As there are marinas surrounding the park, you and your pup can watch the boats go by and dock! Battery Park is another great park in this neighborhood, with lots of space to play. There are washrooms, a playground and skate park, and picnic tables throughout.