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The history of Homer, Ohio is one that seems to have been swept away with time. It is known that there were temporary settlements here as early as the 1780s, and that the first permanent settlements may have been established somewhere around 1806. Homer was named after the Greek Poet because the land seemed to have a poetic beauty to it. 

The Native Americans called it the land of the spirits because Homer was the site of several war battles, and is the final resting place of veterans from every major war the United States ever fought as a developing nation -- The Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, and the American-Mexican War. If you're into history, you should bring your dog to explore the graves and cemeteries. If you ask the right people, you will learn the location of the Native American burial grounds in Homer. Always be respectful of these resting places and clean up after your pooch.

Today, Homer is a quiet but historic town that doesn't have very many conventional dog-friendly amenities. If you don't mind taking a thirty-minute drive over to Millersport, you can visit Ohio's oldest state park. Buckeye Lake State Park has fishing, camping, and trails that you can explore with your dog. Don't fur-get to bring all the necessary supplies you'll need for a day at the park!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Homer, OH

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    Population Density 564/sq mi

    #1 High Street

    Everyone loves pizza, even our dogs. That is why Donato's Pizza is pet-friendly! They know that there is nothing better than sharing a slice of edge-to-edge pizza with all your best buddies, even the furry ones. You can get all your favorite toppings or try an original blend. They have wings if you want something with a kick, and salads if you don't. Donato's Pizza is located in the heart of Mount Vernon, just ten miles from Homer. The locals rave about the vegan pizza called Its Greek to Me. If you are looking for something new to try, this is the one to go for!
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    Population Density 181/sq mi

    #2 Kokosing River

    Come and take a walk through some of the prettiest countryside you will ever see. The Kokosing Gap Trail is located about ten miles from Homer. It is a safe and peaceful place for you to come and walk your dog. The trail is paved and was once part of the rail line. As you walk the trail, you will pass over three rail line trestles that preserve about two hundred feet of original structure. At the end of the trail is a butterfly garden open to the public. You and your dog will love this trail so much that it won't matter if he has to stay on his leash.
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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 181/sq mi

    #3 Yauger Road

    Wolf Run Regional Park is another really great park located about ten miles from Homer. It is a family-friendly place that has lots to see and do. You can bring a picnic and enjoy lunch at any of the tables set up throughout the area. There is a fenced area just for your dog to get off his leash and play for a bit. The park provides water and bags so that it is always clean and ready for you to play safely. This is one large fenced area so please watch your small dogs closely. The dog park may not be the best place for shy or timid dogs to play, but your leashed dog is always welcome in the rest of the park.
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    Population Density 138/sq mi

    #4 Central Johnstown

    Johnstown, Ohio is about twelve miles from Homer. It is the home or T.J Evan Trail, which is part of the Rails-to-Trails system. Each section has its own attributes. This part of the rail line is fourteen miles long. It takes you down into shaded ravine areas which makes it a perfect for a summer walk. You will see the rapids of Raccoon Creek from the trail. You will want to carry your own water and keep your dog on a leash while you are walking this trail. Bring a camera, too, because this trail has some beautiful spots along the way which make the perfect place for a photo op.
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    Population Density 241/sq mi

    #5 Wildwood Park

    Wildwood Park in Granville is about twenty miles from Homer. It is the ultimate family destination! There's a playground here that will keep your kids busy for hours on end. The best part is that right next to the park is Granville Village Dog Park. You can let your fur child off his leash so that he can run and play while still keeping an eye on your human children. The park has everything that you need, including clean drinking fountains for humans and dogs as well as waste baggies and cleaning stations. Bring some snacks -- for yourself and your fur babies! -- to enjoy the pawfect day at the park.
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