A little more than 500 people call the village of Laurelville in Hocking County, Ohio their home, but the town is full of big opportunities and plenty of activities. Laurelville makes up 0.21 square miles, and it was laid out in 1871 when it was named for a nearby laurel. Just outside of Laurelville, you'll find the Hocking State Forest. This is one of the most scenic areas in the entire state, and Hocking State Forest connects to three nature preserves and the Hocking Hills State Park. More than 2 million people visit the Hocking Hills State Park each year, and your dog can join you on the park's many trails when they're on a leash.
Another dog-friendly activity in Laurelville you won't want to miss is visiting The Ridge Inn Restaurant on Pike Street. The wrap-around porch at this warm and friendly eatery welcomes dogs to accompany their owners, and the staff has been known to bring water bowls out for canine guests. The Ridge Inn Restaurant serves a variety of gourmet dishes like their herb-grilled chicken, homemade meatloaf, Tuscan wrap, and much more. Be sure to try one of their homemade donuts for dessert before you leave. Once your appetite is satisfied, you and Rocky can hop in the car and drive to one of several nearby off-leash dog parks!