Fairfield has been developed quite a bit over the years, ensuring that this is not just a city for humans to enjoy, but canines too. The city is sprinkled with plenty of green parks for dogs to enjoy, along with dog-friendly eateries, hotels, and four veterinary clinics, making this the perfect city to explore with your four-legged pal.
There are so many parks for your dog to choose from in Fairfield, and Harbin Park is one definitely worth considering. There are a huge variety of sports facilities here, as well as 12 picnic shelters, but what your pup will love the most are the three different walking trails, each one varying in difficulty. Dogs are welcome on these trails, so long as they are kept on a lead at all times. Don't forget to also check out the Muskopf Preserve area at the park, as there are even more nature trails to be found here.
After all of that exercise, you and your pooch deserve to take some time out, so head to one of Fairfield's dog-friendly restaurants. The Servatii Pastry Shop and Deli is the perfect place for lunch, with speciality sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as dog-friendly tables outside. For a sweet treat, head to Flubs and have a taste of their delicious home made traditional ice cream.
Whether Fido enjoys being wined and dined, or would prefer some tail-wagging action in the great outdoors, you will find all of this and more in the city of Fairfield.
The Indian Springs neighborhood is home to Fairfield's one and only designated dog park, the Camelot Drive Dog Park. Even if your pooch is well-traveled, he has likely never been to a dog park quite like this before, as it encompasses an old tennis court, giving dogs so much room to run about. Being in a residential neighborhood, it does not get too busy here, which is perfect for dogs who do not like crowds. There are benches around for owners to sit and socialize, but you will need to bring water, doggie bags, and maybe even a toy, for your pup.
The Dee Alva/Mississippi neighborhood is where you will find some of the best dog walks that Fairfield has to offer. This neighborhood provides access to the Great Miami River Trail, which is a 340 mile multi-use trail that stretches through the Miami Valley of Ohio. The trail connects a number of different parks, one of which is Fairfield's Rentschler Forest Preserve, boasting 400 acres of tail-wagging greenery. You will need to keep Fido on a lead on the trail, as well as in the park, and remember to bring some water too, as you will no doubt have one very thirsty pooch after all of that exploring.
The Lindenwald neighborhood is home to a few of Fairfield's parks, making it a great area for dog walking. The Riverside Natural Area should be your first stop, as this 200 acre stretch of greenery will have so many exciting sights and smells to entice your pooch, especially with its 17 acre lagoon. If your pup still has some energy to burn off, Joyce Park is just a short walk away, and not only features a variety of sporting facilities, but also fields and greenery for you and your pup to explore. A lead and doggie bags are both essential, and bringing some water along for Fido would be a good idea too.
Located at the edge of Fairfield, the Enterprise neighborhood is perfect for pups who love nature and wildlife. This is where you will find the Gilmore Metropark, a 268 acre park with an abundance of wildlife, complete with viewing points from which you and Fido can really take in your surroundings. For dogs who would like more of a challenge, the Gilmore Ponds Preserve Metropark Loop Trail can be accessed from here, and stretches out for 2.5 miles. Since it passes by a large lake, your pooch will have plenty of water to drink, but you will need to keep him on a lead, both in the park as well as on the trail.
Stockton is a great area for an urban dog walk, but its highlight is that it is home to two fantastic dog-friendly hotels. The Holiday Inn Express Fairfield welcomes dogs of any size, and guests are even allowed to bring two canines with them, for no extra charge at all. Since all of their rooms are dog-friendly, availability is not usually a problem here. Your next option is the Extended Stay America Cincinnati Fairfield. Again, all of their guest rooms are dog-friendly, and two pets are allowed per room, but you will need to pay a small charge for this.