Ashtabula has a lot of rich history surrounding the port town of Lake Erie. The area was first inhabited by Native Americans and then attracted large crowds of Finnish, Swedish and Italian Immigrants during the industrial period. Not only is the history rich, but so is the land, and makes up lots of dog-friendly parks nowadays that serves its human and four-legged residents.
The best place for Fido to head to is the Smith Field Dog Park, a quaint park that's completely fenced-in for dogs to play off-leash safely. There are separate areas for large and small dogs, water fountains, clean-up stations, and a double-gated entrance for extra safety. The rest of Smith Park is dog-friendly, although dogs have to be on a leash outside of the dog park. There are paved trails, open fields, and a scenic pond around the park.
Cedarquist Park is the largest in Ashtabula, and is made up of open fields, with plenty of baseball diamonds, paved paths, and dense trees. Dogs are welcome at the park while on a leash and can enjoy plenty of room to run around and play, even in the enclosed baseball fields as long as no teams are playing. Additional features include water fountains, benches, and trash bins.
The town also has two dedicated veterinarians and provides a lot more space for pups to show how dog-friendly Ashtabula really is.
The neighborhood of Harbor sits right on the coast, providing beautiful views of the lake and nearby cliffsides. Right along the water is Walnut Bach Park, which boasts picturesque scenes of the wetland terrain, sand dunes, and coastal waves. The park is a great option to take Fido out for a walk along the nature trails, or even some romp and play in the grassy fields in the park. Additional features of the park include a concession stand, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, and dog-friendly plank walkway, all open to leashed pups with water fountains and clean-up stations.