With just 2,000 residents within its 1.75 square miles, Mount Sterling is a very small village in Madison County, Ohio. Although it’s small, it’s by no means too far from great dog-friendly areas like Columbus. Dozens of vet clinics are within thirty minutes of city limits, too!
Drive just nineteen miles and you’ll reach Scioto Grove Metro Park, one of the most popular parks in the local area. Complete with trails, water access, a large playground, kayak and canoe launches, and more, this park has everything you and Fido need for a fun-filled day!
A short drive into neighboring Columbus will bring you and your pooch to the many pup-friendly parks and restaurants that central Ohio has to offer. One of the most popular sites is Wheeler Memorial Dog Park. Fully off-leash, this park has many paths and benches for you and your best friend to enjoy all day long. After your day together, head on over to Gresso’s. This super dog-friendly bar and grille is known for its energetic atmosphere and spacious patio.Mount Sterling is the perfect place to live in or visit if you love the quiet country but want to be close to Fido-friendly amenities. Although Mount Sterling itself is small, the local area is vibrant and buzzing with pawesome activities!
This community is small in numbers but it makes up for it by offering a lot of open space! Yankeetown is just 6 minutes from Mount Sterling, near the 2,337-acre Deer Creek State Park. This park consists of modern lodges, cottages, swimming beaches, golf course, campgrounds, a dog-friendly lake, and boating and hiking trails! On-leash dogs are allowed to enjoy all areas of the State Park (except the swimming beaches) with their owners, which makes it the pawfect place to walk or enjoy the afternoon with Fido! For those who are visiting with their pooches in tow, Mount Sterling Airbnb Rentals provides dog-friendly lodging options in Yankeetown area.
The Lilly Chapel neighborhood is close to Interstate 70, Interstate 71, and Interstate 270, making it a very accessible locale! Battelle Darby Creek is metro park that expands 7,103 acres, including scenic forests, prairie, and wetlands views that can be enjoyed by on-leash pups and their humans. Another fun outing you and Fido can partake in would be to take a visit to the Roberts Pass Trail, one of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy project that takes old railroad tracks and corridors and turns them into new recreational trails that can be utilized by locals and their fur babies!
Located about 13 miles northeast of Kiousville, Grove City is an easily accessible neighborhood conveniently located at the intersection of Interstate 71 and Interstate 270. Breck Community Park has a whopping 4 fenced-in, off-leash areas for your pooch to run, play and socialize with other doggies! All play areas come with separate areas for large and small dogs, water fountains, and waste stations. C&C Grooming is a local grooming company that provides baths, haircuts, nail trimming and ear cleanings for all breeds and sizes. If Fido is feeling a little ruff and needs some pampering, head to C&C Grooming to make sure your fur-iend looks their best!
The intimate community of South Charleston is an extremely accessible neighborhood that is directly located off US-42 W. The Prairie Grass Trail is part of the over 1,600 national trails that were once former railroads that now provide Americans convenient opportunities to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about getting hit by traffic and being near dangerous streets. These trails, like the Prairie Grass Trail now make excellent places to walk your dog in the South Charleston area! If you’re planning on visiting the South Charleston area, Airbnb and their partners provide several rentals that accommodate canine companions.