The small town of Oberlin in Ohio was founded in 1833 by two Presbyterians ministers, and was the birthplace of the Anti-Saloon Movement. Today, the small community is home to Oberlin College, a liberal arts college and music conservatory, and boasts a love for their resident pups. Oberlin offers two veterinarians ready to serve the health needs of your pup.
Take your dog for some pawtastic outdoor exercise at the Carlisle Reservation. Here, you and your leashed pup can take a walk on the asphalt trail that winds through the fields and forest. Surrounding trails bring walkers, dog sledders and the casual stroller. You'll love the Duck Pond picnic area that attracts a variety of aquatic wildlife and hosts a trail-head that leads to the other parts of the reservation.
Get a bite at dog friendly Aladdin's Eatery that serves delicious Lebanese-American food at its outdoor tables. While visiting Oberlin, stay at The Hotel at Oberlin. The Hotel welcomes pups of any size for an additional fee. Settle your RV or tent into the Schaun Acres Campground to enjoy the stocked fishing ponds, picnic facilities, and trails that are perfect for leashed expeditions around the camp area and creek. Enjoy the beauty of Oberlin and the surrounding areas with your pooch.
Tappan Square, the site of concerts, peaceful protests, and relaxation, welcomes you and your leashed pup for a walk in the park. The sniff-tastic shade trees and beautifully landscaped park is a delight for an afternoon outdoors as you watch for the albino squirrels. A peaceful leashed walk in the Oberlin Arboretum will lead you through the trails and bridges, across the creeks, and through the trees. In winter, you'll find some perfect sledding hills as well here. The Oberlin Recreation Complex is primary a sports facility, with adjacent green space on the 77-acre site. The Complex is a perfect space for a pawsome walk with your leashed pup.
Vermillion, just 17 miles from Oberlin, invites you and your pup to enjoy the Mill Hollow Bacon Woods Park. This park has extensive trails through the woods, with some long trails for that dog-tastic hike you've been planning. The scenic park has some water that your pup can explore as you walk along the trails next to the Vermilion River. Camp at the Riverview RV Park and Marina to enjoy beautiful cliffside views and grassy campsites at this rustic and simple park. The peaceful atmosphere and open grassy area is great for a game of fetch or walks along the river to look for birds and turtles.
Just nine miles from Oberlin in Elyria you’ll find South Park, the most beautiful park in Elyria. You pup will leap for joy as he plays in the lush green field and takes a sniff-tastic stroll across the bridge and down past the creek. A few jumps through the water makes for a great adventure on warm days. The park is near Ely square which is a good walking location for a leashed walk past the gazebo, around the beautiful Victorian fountain, and next to the veteran’s memorial. The historical homes and buildings around the park makes for a pleasurable leashed walk through the neighborhood.