Coshocton, Ohio is a small city that’s well-known for its Roscoe Village, a quaint little place that was a bustling village in the canal era and has since been restored to a world of shops, restaurants, and historic tours. Coshocton has a few dog-friendly restaurants and hotels and four vet clinics and pet hospitals, but you may want to hop in the car and head to some other towns for some puptacular adventures.
Around five miles west of Coshocton is the Woodbury Wildlife Area, which has tons of open land and some fishing ponds, picnic areas, a shooting range, and several trails to explore. Or, head about 23 miles south to the Powelson Wildlife Area, which also has hunting and fishing areas, hiking trails, and more. Leashed dogs are welcome in most areas to enjoy a day outside with their owners.
If you are looking for more of a day trip outing, you can get to the outskirts of Columbus in just over an hour from Coshocton. Blendon Woods Metro Park welcomes dogs on a designated trail with an open asphalt path and a water fountain for your pooch! You can also head to the Pooch Playground in Gahanna, a dog park with two acres of space to roam.
A little bit of traveling outside of Coshocton is a must for some dog-friendly fun, but you’ll find plenty to do in surrounding towns and cities.
About 24.6 miles from Coshocton is the Amish Country Byway area of Millersburg. This area is packed with Amish Country charm for a shopper’s dream come true, but your pup is sure to love Pampered Paws Dog Park, one of the closest off-leash dog parks to Coshocton. This park is covered in lush grass with a huge space to run and play, and also has some picnic tables for owners to sit and relax. The park is right next to the pupular Deer Run Park, which allows leashed, outdoor-loving dogs to enjoy the picnic areas, open space, sporting fields, and more.
Just under 36 miles from Coshocton is Salt Fork, an area of Lore City that houses the spectacular Salt Fork State Park. This massive state park has over 17,000 acres of space that includes a beautiful lake, fishing areas, hiking trails, picnic shelters, equestrian riding trails, and campgrounds. Your leashed pup is welcome in most of the areas, including on various trails. But the place she’ll likely love the most is the fenced-in dog area that meets a portion of the lake so she can splash around with her furry friends! There’s even a nearby short trail for getting some extra exercise.
The Downtown neighborhood of New Philadelphia is just over 37 miles from Coshocton and has a few dog-friendly restaurants with outdoor seating that welcome doggie owners and their favorite pooches to dine with them. Your Pizza Shop is one of them. This place lets you choose from a variety of tasty pizza toppings to create your perfect pie and also has other casual favorites, like wings and sub sandwiches. Tuscora Park is right around the corner and is a pawfect place to take your pup for a day outdoors. Keep him leashed and cleaned up after as you watch the kids play, swim, and ride kiddie rides at the amusement park.
You can drive Coshocton Ave., about 38 miles west into Mount Vernon, and reach the Wolf Run Regional Park, a pet-friendly park with fishing areas, picnic spots, and a lot of open space to relax and check out the local wildlife. Your pooch is sure to love the fenced-in bark park located in Wolf Run Regional Park, which has almost two acres of space itself for plenty of running and playing area! If you and your pup are adventurous, you can take advantage of some of the hiking trails within the park that lead you to ponds, through woodlands, and into other beautiful sights.
The Park Street area of Navarre will take you on a longer trip from Coshocton than the other neighborhoods on this list – about 52 miles – but it’s a good place to take a break if you’re heading up north to cities like Massillon or Canton. There are a few dog-friendly restaurants in the area that can satisfy some hungry bellies on the way, like Main Street Deli. This spot has a lot of casual dining favorites, like salads and sandwiches, and even some sweet desserts. For a fun night out with friends, try Newt’s Place, a pub-style eatery with a varied menu and outdoor seating for you and your pup.