About 30 minutes southeast of Canton, the quaint town of Malvern offers pups and their parents a peaceful community with fun outdoor activities. Malvern was once known for producing bricks in the early 1900’s, and attracted immigrants from Germany and Ireland creating an interesting cultural atmosphere for residents and their pups. Fido will also find great medical care in Malvern. About two minutes from the center of town, the Minerva Veterinary Clinic is on Alliance Road NW.
A couple miles south of town, active families will enjoy outdoor opportunities at Lake Mohawk. The 507-acre lake offers a place to go fishing or just walk around the area and admire the views. The water is beautiful any time of the year and your pup will love getting his paws wet.
If you and the kids like to go camping, the Pride Valley Campground is just minutes north of the center of town. You can set up a tent or bring your RV and spend some time in the great outdoors with your pooch. There are public bathrooms and showers and the campground is quiet and serene. While you and Fido are walking around, be sure to keep some doggie waste bags handy. You might also want to head over to the Pride Valley Beach Club Reservoir where you can go fishing or just hang out by the water.
Pup-loving families who enjoy a small-town atmosphere, where they can spend time with their pup, will find Malvern is the perfect destination. You and the family can enjoy a variety of parks, restaurants, and pooch-friendly campgrounds all within a few minutes of town.
Taking advantage of time outdoors with Fido is even more fun when you take him and the kids over to the Village Park off Alliance Road. You and your pup can walk around the track and get some exercise while the kids hang out at the playground. After walking, take a break at the picnic pavilion or on one of the shaded benches and enjoy the scenery. There are trash receptacles in the park, so be sure to bring your own doggie waste bags to clean up after your pup. The whole family will love spending time at the park walking along the trails or throwing a ball in the field.
Five miles north of Malvern, the Minerva Municipal Park is a pupular destination for Fido and his friends. The park features a scenic trail where you can walk your pooch. The Minerva Connector Trail begins in the park and runs about three-quarters of a mile along the path on East Lincoln Way to Stadium Street. The park also offers a playground for the kids and you can relax at one of the picnic shelters while your pooch laps up some water. On the way home, stop by Dairy Queen for a chocolate shake and a pup cup for Fido.
The Hidden Valley Lake Campground is just 10 miles north of Malvern and provides 57 acres of well-maintained land. You can spend time walking the nature trails while your pup sniffs the trees and native plants. It’s also fun to try your luck at fishing and relax on the banks of the lake while Fido rolls around in the grass. The area is peaceful and tranquil and perfect when you need to get away and enjoy quality time with your pooch in the fresh air. The campground allows tents and RV’s and gives you a no-frills setting where your pup can enjoy time with family.
If you are traveling to Malvern to visit family or friends, there are pooch-friendly hotels in the nearby city of Carrollton. The Candlewood Suites and Days Inn both allow pups for an extra fee. In the same town, you will find the Valley Run Wilderness Area where you can take your pup for a hike. The park covers 304 acres of land and you can walk along the paths and admire the wildlife and native plants. Fido will have a snifftastic time in the grass as you hike through the forest, but be sure to bring your own doggie waste bags and clean up after your pup.
Another fun destination in Carrollton is the Carroll Community Park about ten miles southeast of Malvern. There is plenty of room for your pooch to run and play and the playground is perfect to entertain the kids. The park is a quiet and peaceful destination where you can walk along the trails and let Fido sniff all the plants and flowers. You will want to bring some doggie waste bags, and don’t forget your water bottles. On the way home from the park, stop by Jimmy’s Backyard BBQ on West Main Street. There are outdoor tables where you can sit with your pup and the family and enjoy homemade BBQ and sides.