Sheridan offurs the best of a small town. Nestled in a marvelous meadow of Indiana countryside, this spot has as much character as it does charm. Not only does Sheridan boast scenic serenity, but it’s just a short drive from bustling Indianapolis so there are endless pawssibilities for adventure awaiting pup and partner! If you’re looking to stay local and are on the hunt for some history, then pop over to Sheridan Veterans Park, where you can see the renowned Boxley Cabin while you and your pally pup stroll around the picturesque grounds.
Looking for some off-leash laps? Indianapolis is pawsitively packed with dog parks and dog-friendly trails! Broad Ripple Park has a designated bark park that’s always got companionable canines waiting for a new arrival. The Indy Humane Dog Park has separate areas for the tiniest of terriers to the greatest Dane, as well as a doggy agility course. Both parks require pooch passes with proof of vaccination for use.
If your hound is looking for some hikes, then check out Central Canal Trail and admire the 19th-century iron bridges that stretch across the water. If you’re barking out for more, then continue your journey and hop on the magnificent Monon Rail Trail.
It can’t be denied, Carmel is a pawesome place to bring your pooch. In need of some leash-free socializing? Then head to Tom Wood Subaru Dog Park to meet some fur-iendly pooches and people! This 423 square foot park has benches and picnic tables for chatting and chewing as well as a dog waste station. If you don’t fancy a packed lunch, then why not head to Muldoon’s Restaurant for some traditional Irish grub? Your furry favorite is welcome at their outdoor patio. If you’re feeling dog-tired and require some retail therapy, then head to Silver In The City. This jewelry and trinket store loves dogs so much that they’ve got doggy treats tucked behind the counter!
Do you and your furever friend enjoy taking the time to admire local architecture while trying out new trails? Then Zionsville’s red-brick downtown is a mutts-see! Check out the exquisite Elm Street Green, an environmentally friendly spot that’s a perfect place for on-leash nature watching and walking. From here, you can join Zionsville's Big 4 Trail that follows the former local rail corridor. This trek allows you to traipse through wondrous woodlands, do some sight-seeing, and stop off at any parks along the way. Cobblestone Grill on Main Street will give your pup a treat and water bowl while you enjoy some classic American cuisine.
Noblesville is just thirteen miles from Sheridan, and if you’ve got a cultured canine, then this place can’t be missed! Potter’s Bridge Park, just a skip and hop outside Monterey Village, has everything you and your puppy pal need, from a captivating covered bridge with a detailed marker to forest paths that lead you to stunning views of the White River. You couldn’t pick a better spot for a scenic selfie with your bestie! If you’re hoping to see more of the White River, then why not trudge along the 2.8-mile White River Greenway that passes nearby? Hungry after that hike? Head to Courtney’s Kitchen, where puppies and people alike are welcome in their outdoor seating area during the summer.
Water-loving tail-waggers won’t want to miss Bed & Biscuit Dog Park in Westfield. There are many bonafide benefits to visiting this park, and not just the pooch perfect pond for your dog to swim in! There’s also an agility course for your tyke to train on and a separate section for smaller breeds. A paid annual membership is required to use the park. Water and poop bags are provided on-site, so grab a frisbee and relish in some off-leash play! Super Bowl Pho is a local Vietnamese restaurant that offers both delicious dinners and dog-friendly outdoor seating. Bone Appetit!
Waggin’ Tails Bark Park in Louis Jenn Memorial Park is a doggone great place for some bonding time with Bingo. The small community park is a super spot for a little on-leash lap in the fresh air before heading to the designated doggy area. This bark park has a fenced area with puppy pipes and other training equipment on-site so your dog is free to have all the furry fun in the world! Pack some toys and treats and you’re all set, as waste bags are provided. Art’s Skillet is waiting to welcome your four-legged favorite in their outdoor seating area while you chow down on some delicious cuisine.