The county seat of and the largest city in Fayette County has plenty to offer both pups and their people. Connersville features three public parks for mindful walks with pooches, as well as pet-friendly hotels and even apartments for rent. It’s also close to a pet-friendly campground and a few fast food restaurants if you need to grab a quick bite with Fido. The city also has a vet hospital, so you know your pup will be in good hands in case of accident or emergency.
John Conner Nature Preserve Trail Park, located on the banks of Whitewater River, is a beautiful place for a leisurely stroll with Fido. Close to downtown, the park has a great location in the quiet spot of South Connersville. Most of the trails are easy and perfect for beginners! You will eventually reach a small lake at the end of the park, where you can fish and enjoy the calm environment.
White Water River Campground welcome every visitor, both two- and four-legged. It's a simple but comfortable RV park with 59 independent campsites, water, and spots for strolls and outdoor activities with Fido!
When you're looking to sniff out more dog-friendly fun, Connersville is just a bone's throw away from some muttropolitan areas that are packed with dog-friendly amenities!
The Clear Creek neighborhood in Richmond centers on Clear Creek Park, not far from National Road West. The easiest way to travel to Clear Creek from Connersville is via Pennville Road or IN-1 North. The trip will not take more than 40 minutes. Clear Creek features a cool shopping area west of the park and plenty of cafes to grab a coffee on the go! Clear Creek Park will welcome you and your leashed buddy every day from 8 a.m.! There’s no designated dog park, but puppies are welcome in the stadiums and sports fields. Fido can also join you in the picnic area and on the shaded trails leading through one part of the park to another.
Spring Grove is a small independent community in Wayne Township. It's tucked to the northern portion of Richmond, Indiana. This area is home to the East Fork Whitewater River and Quaker Hill Conference Center. Sparsely populated (in comparison with Richmond), the area features a beautiful public park worth visiting with Fido! Springwood Park is nestled along Cardinal Greenway, a fantastic walking trail for travelers! You will find a play area, restrooms, and plenty of open space to sniff. Pooches should stay on their leash at all times, especially when you're exploring the shores and the local lakes. Don’t let your pup swim here!
Middlefork Reservoir is a peaceful and scenic area in Richmond’s northern region, about 1 mile away from Chester Boulevard. Beloved by the local families and frequent visitors, the park offers spectacular views and fishing options as well as a beautiful wooded area to explore. Pooches, as family members, are also welcome to join their parents for a stroll. There’s plenty of wild animals, including deer and turkeys, to spot along the way! They are mainly active in the wooded spots. That’s why you need to keep a good eye on your buddy and have them on-leash at all times. You wouldn't want them to chase a squirrel through the woods!