The oldest settlement in Geauga County, Burton is rich in history and is a great location from which to explore some of the area’s best nature preserves and trail walks. There is a vet service as well as an animal hospital in the town of Burton, so help is close by should your pup need extra care along your adventures here.
Your first stop has to be the Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve in southwestern Burton. This 305-acre park has three pup-friendly trails to check out; the 0.22-mile gravel Glacier Trail, the 1.12-mile grass Kettle Trail and the shorter 0.18-mile grass Kettle Trail Loop. There are restrooms available at the trailhead and an observation deck at Lake Kelso. You need to pack everything here, including water, food, cleanup bags, and insect repellent during the warmer season. Keep your pup on a lead while you enjoy this lovely piece of nature.
There are two pet-friendly in restaurants in Burton, where your
canine companion can rest by your feet while you refuel. JC's Restaurant has four outside tables that
welcome dogs, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for some hearty
home-style fare. Coffee Corners Antiques and Coffee House in the centre of town
is the place to go for your morning caffeine hit, or relax on the patio for a
cold drink and plate of appetizers in the afternoon. You dog is welcome to sit
outdoors with you here as well.
These are just a taste of what this area has to offer, there are many more trails, parks and spectacular green spaces to explore!