Clermont, Indiana is a town spread between the townships of Pike and Wayne. Both are located in Marion County. Although the town wasn’t officially incorporated until 1970, a post office was founded for the area way back in 1831. Strangely enough, despite the post office existing since 1831, the town wasn’t officially planned until 1849.
Clermont is home to the annual Clermont Festival, which features a rodeo, bluegrass music, and a parade. There’s also a big market set up so that locals have a chance to show off their crafts.
While Clermont seems great for families, you should consider your furry family members, too. There are no dog-friendly restaurants or dog parks in Clermont, but don’t let that worry you too much. Indianapolis is just ten miles up the road from Clermont, and the larger city has plenty to offer in terms of dog-friendly activities. A few small towns nearby also have options. While there are no veterinarians in Clermont, there are over a dozen options just a short drive away, so you never have to travel too far to get care for your canine companion.
Clermont is big on small-town charm, so if you’re looking for somewhere new to explore, drop by any time!
Indianapolis’s Eagle Creek neighborhood, which is just four miles from Clermont, is home to Eagle Creek Park. Although this park isn’t a dog park, it does have a nature trail, which is absolutely perfect for taking your pooch for a walk. Eagle Creek Park also gets to brag that, at one point, it was the sixth largest public park in the nation that’s entirely dedicated to nature. Pretty cool, huh? Fido will need to stay on a leash for the duration of your walk. Please remember to bring along water and make sure to clean up after your dog. A membership is required.
Westchester Estates is located about 12 miles away from Clermont, and if you’re looking to have fun with your pup, you have to visit the Humane Society of Indianapolis Dog Park! This bark park does charge a yearly membership fee, but it’s a pretty pawesome deal. You and your pup get access to an off-leash dog park. There’s also a trail that’s a little over a mile long, so if you and your dog love hiking, you’re in luck! See the Humane Society of Indianapolis for more details. We’re sure that you and your dog will have a ball here!
Does your pup consider himself the next Andy War-howl? If so, head over to 100 Acres Art and Nature Park! Although Fido will have to stay on a leash, we’re pawsitively certain that the two of you will enjoy this walk in the park. See if you can find all the art installations! Feel free to bring along a picnic basket and make a day of your trip; picnic tables are available on a first come, first served basis. The staff at the park kindly requests you clean up after your dog. After all, they might think their poop is a work of art, but others? Not so much.
Broad Ripple Dog Park is about 14 miles away from Clermont. This spacious bark park has plenty of room for even the most rambunctious pups. Keep in mind that there is no separate section for small dogs, so you might want to look elsewhere if this is a problem. There’s seating available for dog moms and dads. You’ll want to bring along water; sometimes, it’s provided for your dog, but other times, the bowls are empty. It’s better to be safe than sorry! Although you’ll need a pass to use this dog park, that does have an advantage: You can be certain all dogs are up-to-date on their vaccinations.
The Warfleigh neighborhood of Indianapolis is located just 14 miles from Clermont, and here, you and your pup can find yet another hiking trail to explore! Monon Trail is over 23 miles long, so you probably shouldn’t try to walk the entire length in one go. Of course, your furry friend is welcome to join you on the trail! Your dog will need to stay on a leash for the duration of your hike, which is both for their safety and the safety of others. Please remember to bring along water for both you and your pup; you’ll also want to have some waste bags on hand to clean up after your dog.