Sawmill Ravines is a neighborhood located in Columbus, Ohio. There is a garden center on the west side and an athletic club on the north border. A commercial shopping area in the neighborhood to the northeast has shops, restaurants, and services within easy walking distances. With many walking destinations available, area residents do not have to rely on a vehicle to reach necessary services.
Dog walkers in the area will encounter a variety of weather conditions. The Sawmill Ravines area gets an average amount of rainfall and residents should have rain gear and an umbrella for walking with their pets. Warmer months occasionally see severe thunderstorms and even tornados. Be aware of imminent severe weather and stay indoors when dangerous storms are occurring. Winter months are cold and snowy! If you have a dog that is not acclimatized to the cold, both you and your pup will need warm coats to venture outside.
Sawmill Ravines is located on the east banks of the Scioto River with Sawmill Road on the east, Hayden Road on the north, and the Torrington Woods neighborhood on the south side. There is a retirement village and a large multi-family housing complex located in Sawmill Ravines.
Other areas have single-family homes, however, residential streets do not have separate sidewalks for pedestrians, so you and our pup will need to share the road with local traffic when walking. Fortunately, residential roads are relatively quiet and there are good sight lines with level ground. The flat terrain makes it easy for dog walkers and their pets to get around the neighborhood without encountering steep hills.
Riverside Drive, also called Route 33, is located on the west side and has lots of traffic, so exercise caution when walking near this thoroughfare with your dog. Keep your pet securely leashed and cross only at designated pedestrian crossings.
A larger 7-acre park can be reached by walking to the southeast into the Upper Arlington region. Burbank Park is located here and has a walking trail, wooded and open areas, and many amenities. Amenities include drinking fountains, pet waste bags, restrooms, a picnic shelter and tables, and two sports fields