Deer Creek State Park is a natural resort for you and your pooch offering 2,337 acres of different activities and facilities that you and Fido will enjoy together. Woodlands and meadows surrounding the area provide visitors with serenity and scenic view of the landscapes. Your pup will be happy to accompany you at any outdoor activities, including kayaking and fishing. While you are relaxing in the shade and soaking up the atmosphere, your pooch can go wild playing with other canine friends and exploring the spacious area, which has a convenient path to a lake to cool off after a heavy run. Deer Creek State Park is located in 10 minutes northeast from Madison Mills if you take US-62 East and turn to Cook Yankeetown Road Northeast.
The city of Circleville is the county seat of Pickaway County set along the Scioto River. It features several parks located in different parts of the area: Barthelmas Park to the East and several parks in the northern part, including AW Marion State Park on Hargus Lake. This park has a special area for pooches to play off-leash and swim in the lake, but be careful since the place does not have any fences. Be sure to keep Fido under your full voice control at all times! There are plenty of facilities for you to supervise your mutt while he is playing catch or socializing with other canine pals. If you feel like staying for a few days, there are a few dog-friendly hotels in the downtown, like the Mitchell House at 125 South Pickway, which provides pet-friendly services for your special family member.
Located in Clinton and Warren Counties in the state of Ohio, the village of Blanchester has a population less than 5,000 and has beautiful places for you and your pup to visit. The downtown is formed with a set of roads connected together, with West Main Street going throughout the area. Heading further north of the city via OH-133 South, you will arrive at Tom Harvey Memorial Dog Park on 11704 OH-730. This spacious, grassy area with woods and swimming ponds suits perfectly for off-leash outdoor activities and exercises. The park is fully fenced, clean and quiet with an extremely friendly local crowd happy to welcome your pup for a buddy-buddy run off-leash. Blanchester lies 52 miles from Madison Mills, so if you decide to visit the spot, do prepare your pooch for a long trip.
Bordered by Walnut Creek to the north and attached to Hanstein Place neighborhood in the city of Groveport, Walnut Woods Metro Park is a spacious place featuring 1,098 acres of fields and woodlands. There’s plenty of amenities here for both canine companions and their owners, including outdoor seating and picnic areas. The park has several trails -- ranging in length of up to 3 miles -- to explore. The Buckeye Area also dedicates 3 acres to an off-leash dog park for large pups over 20 pounds, which also includes a fenced swimming area. But don’t think that the place doesn’t have anything for small dogs! There is a 1-acre spot for small pups included. The park is set close to the city of Columbus and northeast of Madison Mills, so hit the road via US-62 East and you will arrive in less than 50 minutes.
Groveport is a city in Franklin County with a spacious area and spectacular green views in the northern part. The Three Creeks Metro Park is situated on the spot where three creeks are connected together: Alum Creek from the west, Blacklick Creek from the east, and Big Walnut Creek stretching through the area from north to south. The park features two separate off-leash areas for small and large dogs and miles of trails to explore and sniff. The dog owners in Groveport are well-known as the friendliest ones, so do not hesitate and let your pup get his paws dirty playing around with others. If you have forgotten to take some water with you, the park has got you covered: drinking water is provided by a faucet or special doggy fountains which are available all throughout the park. The fastest way to get to the park from Madison Mills will be heading north via US-62 East and I-71 North, and takes less than 45 minutes.