The city of Canfield, Ohio rests beside the border between Ohio and Pennsylvania, just a one-hour drive from Pittsburgh. Canfield has a thriving community, and it was rated one of the top 100 places to live in the United States by Money Magazine. It is no surprise that travelers and their furrific friends can always find a place to stay and much to do in this great Ohio city.
While Canfield is a town on the smaller side, that doesn’t mean that you and your pet won’t be taken care of — there are three veterinary clinics on Main Street alone! There is a great selection of parks where you can enjoy the fresh air and meet friendly locals and their dogs: be sure to stop by Austintown and Mill Creek. There are also some dog-friendly restaurants in town as well, so you can rest assured that you won’t be hungry after all the activities you have planned!
It doesn’t matter if you want to get outside and explore with your dog or just hang back and immerse yourself in the close-knit, friendly culture of the Ohio Valley, there is something for everyone in Canfield, and you are sure to enjoy your stay in this fantastic town.
Main Street is a great place to begin exploring Canfield. It runs through the heart of town, and as you walk around, you will get a great feel for the city. Head to Greasel Park for a short stroll about the premises: you’re sure to bump into some locals and hear what’s going on in town. Head north up Youngstown-Salem Road to explore even more of the city or walk west through welcoming suburban neighborhoods filled with trees and small ponds. If you decide to go south, you’ll encounter Fair Park on Fair Street. This is a great, out-of-the-way spot to play fetch — or to rest your legs!
Follow Youngstown-Salem road north and you will reach North Canfield. Argus Park is a beautiful place to get some fresh air. Be sure to visit Austintown Township Park: the park has a fenced-in dog park with separate sections for large and small dogs, as well as agility equipment and an obstacle course! Canfield Community Park is another option for a walk outside, but your pup will have to stay their leash. When you’re done there you and your dog will probably have worked up quite the appetite, so head to the Phoenix Fire Grill and Bar with its six dog-friendly tables.
Travel a short six miles east of Canfield and you'll reach a small, inviting area called Boardman. Here, you will find many places to walk with your dog, and you can be sure you will meet other like-minded dog-lovers! Boardman Park is a great place to walk your dog on-leash, and it is also home to Paws Town Dog Park. This is a 3.25-acre off-leash park with separate areas for large and small dogs, but it does require a membership to use. Also, be sure to stop by the scenic Poland Village Park for a stroll past picturesque bluebells and other flora maintained by the community.
A ten-mile trip south of Canfield brings you to Columbiana, an ideal Ohio setting with a truly small-town feel. Firestone Park is a great place to take a leisurely walk. Its walking trails will take you past the beautiful Mirror Lake, and the premises spans 68 acres. The local community also maintains the Celebration of Life Garden, which has beautiful flower beds — it is located along the walking trail, so you can’t miss it! Also, be sure to stop by Shellabella’s on South Main Street where you and your dog can enjoy a casual, American-style meal at one of the outdoor tables.
Salem rests about ten miles southwest of Canfield and is a must-visit if you are traveling through this part of Ohio. Beaver Creek Greenway captures the beautiful scenery of this part of the country — it is a former rail line that has been repurposed into a hiking trail by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Centennial Park is another great place to take an afternoon stroll with a furry companion. It is just east of the Salem Parks & Recreation Department on State Street, another good place to check out if you’re looking for information on local events or pawesome places to go with your dog!