Wilkinson, Indiana was established by the Wilkinson brothers in 1883 when they set up the post office. It is only about thirty miles from Indianapolis so it serves as the perfect retreat from the busy life of a large town. However, there isn't very much to do here with your pup, so you'll need to take a quick drive to some dog-friendly spaces.
Wilkinson is just a skip and hop from Greenfield, which has plenty of op-paw-tunities for you and your dog to explore. Greenfield was also the home and birthplace of the famous 19th-century poet, James Whitcomb Riley. The James Whitcomb Riley Old Home and Museum is open for tours all year long. The gardens and pathways are open to you and your dog, but your dog isn't allowed inside. You can find some of Riley's poems written on the historic markers throughout the property.
You should take the time to go over and visit Thornwood Preserve, also located in Greenfield. You and your dog can take your choice of paths. Some are more difficult than others, but you will find a sense of peace that comes with discovering nature. Remember to wear good walking shoes and bring lots of water and a leash. If you want to, you could even pack a picnic and make a full day of it!