Hamilton, Ohio may just be the definition of a small town with a lot to offer. Conveniently and beautifully located in the Southwestern part of the state, its' proximity to beautiful parks and trails makes this little city a true gem - and a great place for those who want to enjoy Ohio's beauty alongside their four-legged friend.
The Hamilton Dog Park opened in 2012 after two years of planning and building. Located in the middle of the city and open daily from dawn to dusk, the free park has amenities like a paw-washing station, shade, benches, and water fountains for both dogs and humans.
The Voice of America MetroPark also has an off-leash dog park. The park covers 435 acres, with 35 acres being a stocked lake. There's a 2.5-mile loop trail around the water, which allows leashed dogs, and a birding area. The dog park is called Wiggly Field, and it is open year-round.
The Great Miami River Trail has a section that goes through Hamilton. At over 75 miles long, the path winds through a vast array of attractions and landscapes - from museums and historic downtown areas, to natural prairie and woodlands. It's perfect for its' versatility, as any dog, from the couch potato to the pooch with seemingly-boundless energy can enjoy it!
The Hamilton Bark Park is a pawsome doggie park to take your dog to for some exciting off-leash fun. The park is separated by large and small breeds, and has a water station for both people and dogs to drink from. There are benches for people to relax on, and a lot of trees for optimal shading. There is even a large dog sculpture in front of the dog park so you can’t miss it when driving by. If you and your pup are in a hiking mood, then head over to the Great Miami River Recreation Trail. This trail is perfect to take your dog walking on and is mainly asphalted to make the walk easier and more enjoyable.
The Voice of America Park is a great park to take your pup to for some entertaining exploring and hiking. The park is 435-acres of pure fun, but your dog needs to remain on leash while visiting. If your pup loves playing in water, then be sure to enjoy the 1.4-mile paved trail that circles the lake. The park has a lot of shaded areas and picnic tables to relax at and sometimes there are free concerts you can attend in the park. The walking trail is always inhabited by dogs, so your dog can meet a whole bunch of new friends while visiting.
Wiggle Field Dog Park is a lovely park to take your pup to for a great day out. The park is separated into three areas, 2 sections for large dogs and one section for smaller dogs. The park provides clean-up bags and agility equipment for your dog to play with, but no water fountains, so be sure to bring your own. The park is mainly grass and dirt which is perfect for fetch, but be cautious of mud puddles if it rains. The park also has a lot of rocks for climbing. Be sure to watch your dog while he is adventuring so he doesn’t get hurt.