If you take a very quick 5-minute trip over to Mount Sterling from Burr Oaks Heights, you will be able to visit Deer Creek State Park. There’s lots for you to see and smell at this state park. Your dog will need to stay on the leash and off the swimming beaches, but he’s permitted to swim in the dog designated area. There isn’t any shade here, so make sure to bring lots of drinking water. There is enough room to play in the designated areas, so don’t forget to bring a ball.
If you are looking for the perfect getaway spot for the day or even the night, make the hour trip to Columbus. There’s lots of fur-friendly fun to be had. Scioto Audubon Dog Park is in just the right place to make it worth a visit. It is completely fenced in so that your fur-iend can take the leash off and run for a while. It makes it a lot easier to play fetch with your dog. There is also a great spot for digging. An agility course is set up for you. There is so much to do here!
If you want to make your hour trip here really count, go visit Wheeler Memorial Dog Park. The entire area is an off-leash dog park. You can walk the trails, explore the area, or just run and play with your dog without him having to be tied to a leash. It is every dog’s dream park. There are benches set up throughout the park so you can rest while Fido plays, and water is available. Come and climb the hills and take your dog out for some exercise. With so much to do, you will want to visit as often as you can.
While you are visiting an hour from home, you are going to have to stop and feed your dogs. Gresso's is just the classic bar that you are looking for. You can choose from all the bar classics, like wings and burgers. You and Fido will love the spacious patio seating area. There are always fur friends to be found. Catch the latest game on the big screen, or just sit back and relax as you people-watch. The food is great but the atmosphere is even better. So come out and see that the classic menu that leaves little to bark at. Traditional bar fare at its finest -- open most nights until 2 am.
Since you are visiting an hour from home, you may want to stay the night. The Westin hotel is a premier spot for a grand adventure. The ballroom is an iconic and classic room. It is the pawpular spot for events all year around. The hotel is ideally located within walking distance of popular restaurants and parks. The hotel is completely pet-friendly, too, as long as you keep your dog on the leash. There aren’t any breed restrictions either. Fido isn’t allowed to swim in the pool, but he can even join you poolside for some much-needed relaxation.