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The city of Gambier is about five miles east of Mount Vernon. This community offers dogs and their owners some pawesome outdoor opportunities. There are two area parks and a fenced dog run here. The nearest veterinarian is about four miles northwest of town.
Go hiking with Spot through woodlands, farmland, and wetlands along the Heart of Ohio Trail. This 15.7-mile rail-trail starts at Main Street by the Kokosing River in Mount Vernon and heads southwest to Centerburg. Dogs on a lead up to six feet long can join their owners. Bring water and bags for clean-up.
There's a puptacular hiking area about 4.2 miles northeast of town. Head to Indianfield Bluffs Park off Sapp Road. In this 25.5-acre facility, you can explore wetlands, bluffs, and floodplains with your four-footed friend. After a good workout on the double-loop trail, relax at the table by the parking lot and grill something for dinner.
You can find a lovely family retreat just 7.7 miles away. Head northeast to Kokosing Valley Camp & Canoe for an outdoor vacation. This facility has RV hookups and tent sites that are pet-friendly. You must police your special pal and keep them on a lead when you stay here.
Gambier is a terrific place for dogs and their owners to live or visit.
Gambier is a small college town on the outskirts of Mount Vernon. This neighborhood includes a downtown area, the Kenyon College campus, single-family homes, and apartments. Sample art from the 20th and 21st centuries at the Gund Gallery. To treat your pooch to social stimulation, take them to Community Center Park. The two of you can use the trail here as long as Spot stays on-leash. For time with other canines, set your special pal free in the fenced dog park that's located in this facility. There are benches and open lawn in the enclosure. Bring waste bags to clean up any messes.
The Coshocton Avenue neighborhood is a few miles northwest of Gambier. This area is mostly residential with a shopping area that's close to downtown Mount Vernon. For wholesome Amish fare for your pantry, check out Troyer's of Apple Valley. Off Yauger Road, you and your canine companion will find Wolf Run Regional Park. This expansive facility has about ten miles of trails, a fishing pond with a pier, a picnic area, and an off-leash dog park. There's an agility playground section in part of the dog run. This is the pawfect place to let your pal go wild off-leash and make some new furry friends!
The area around the Kokosing River is about four miles from Gambier. This community includes a high school, a university, wooded areas, country estates, and some farms. There's a rail-trail that passes through the neighborhood. Bring Fido to the Kokosing Gap Trail for a hike or jog. You can connect to this pathway off Lower Gambier Road near Mount Vernon Avenue. The asphalt pathway extends east for 14 miles. You'll pass through area villages, a river valley, overlooks, and trestle bridges on your outing. Restrain your pooch on a leash and bring along some water and waste bags when you come here.
High Street is a central neighborhood in Mount Vernon that's just over five miles west of Gambier. You'll find residential blocks and a downtown area with restaurants and shops here. Visit the farmer's market at the public square on Saturday mornings from May to October. Another fun place to visit is Ariel-Foundation Park. This 250-acre facility is dog-friendly and includes trails, lakes, open space, picnic areas, and much more. Explore the labyrinth, walk past ruins of a glass factory, or climb the observation tower with your furry pal. Keep Spot on a lead and clean up any droppings when visiting.
About 5.2 miles northeast of Gambier, you'll find the small village of Howard. This community has some public schools, a few farms, a church, and houses. You and your fur-baby have your choice of country roads where you can walk or jog out here. For a change of venue, head southeast about 4.3 miles to Honey Run Waterfall off Hazel Dell Road. Follow the trails to the 25-foot waterfall and hike along the stream to the Kokosing River. Hike past towering cliffs and boulders as you take in the puptacular scenery. Keep Spot on a lead and bring bags to pick up waste.
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