Dogs love Canton! Set your tail to WAG, because Canton is mind-blowingly amazing for four-legged friends. Every dog is sure to be taken care of due to the sheer number of vet clinics and animal hospitals in the area--22! Don’t worry that the number means things happen to dogs here--there are just that many dogs here! For proof, go to Angry Barbeque any day of the week and see how many other dogs are outside at the patio tables with your mutt.
Start County Park District-Sippou Lake Park is a mouthful to say, but totally worth a visit. Leashed dogs can enjoy the over dozen miles of hiking trails that range from waterside strolls to hilly hikes. BYOB--bring your own water bowl!
If hiking gets you tired out, head to Country Cones for a blast from the past. This sweet treat shop is all but unchanged since it opened. They serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, and hot dogs and have ample outdoor seating for dogs as well!
Rest up for the night at Staybridge Suites Canton, where up to two pets can stay per room for a pet fee. Canton is packed with treats and activities for your dog pack, whether it’s just one pampered pooch or you have a pack to keep busy.
Strolling through this Canton neighborhood allows Fido to socialize with his furry pals while getting his morning or evening exercise. Families here enjoy trips to the Veterans Park where the dog park is located on the east side. Your pooch will love running and romping through a 1.5-acre section for smaller dogs, and a large 2.5-acre area for large dogs. Grass covers most of the area and Fido can even show off his agility skills on the equipment in both areas. Water is provided and a waste station is available, so make sure to clean up after your pup. Pet owners also appreciate the six dog showers located near the parking lot if their pooch had a furtastic time rolling in the mud and dirt.
Living in this popular neighborhood allows pet lovers to socialize and mingle with their furry friends when spending time outside. This somewhat elite neighborhood also offers a member only Ruff Run Dog Park on Easton St. N.E. Dog owners who pay a fee have access to the off-leash area where pups can play and sniff to their heart’s content. Your pooch can also work off excess energy at the Alpine Park located in the same neighborhood. Situated along the Nimishillen Creek, the park offers a place for Fido to get his feet wet and enjoy nature at the same time.
Situated near the campus of Malone University, Weis/Harvard Park in this neighborhood provides a great place to walk your dog and burn off excess energy. Friends and neighbors often plan play dates for their pups at the park while the two and four-legged children run around the expansive green space. Pack a picnic for both you and the pooch and spend the day hanging out in beautiful weather while you walk around the paths soaking in the sun. Tennis courts and an athletic field attract canine lovers to enjoy exercise for the entire family.
Hikers and their canine companions love strolling through the Petros Lake Park in the Gambrinus/Banker Heights neighborhood. The one-mile loop trail around the lake gives your pooch a chance to sniff all the flowers and plants while you enjoy the natural beauty of blooming flowers and large trees. The park covers 127 acres and allows fishing in the lake in addition to shelters where you and the entire family can enjoy lunch and some kibble. Three shorter trails, the Bluebird, Hickory, and Meadow paths also give Fido a chance to exercise while exploring the wildlife areas and having a tail-wagging good time.
The Price Park neighborhood is conveniently located off Interstate 77 in North Canton. Pups and their families living in the area often meet up with friends at Price Park for a romp in the grass or a brisk jog around the walking trail. Two-legged children also enjoy an outing to the park where they can have fun on the playground equipment or play a game of basketball. Be sure to bring Fido’s bowl so she can get a drink of cool water from the fountain. If you and your pup need a snack before heading home – take a walk over to Eadies Fish House where you order from a walk-up window so you and your pup can enjoy a meal at the outdoor tables.