The City of Painesville in Lake County, Ohio, has over 100 acres of park and public land to enjoy! It is a beautiful spot to visit with your dog, neatly tucked in the bends of the Grand River - you’d be barking mad to miss it! And with two veterinarians right in town, your pup can feel safe whiel exploring.
The Kiwanis Recreation Park is the city’s largest park, covering 75 acres and offering numerous activities suitable for the whole family. Take a walk along the 0.5-mile Riverwalk Trail and admire the views with your pup, or wander the park’s grounds and tour the fishing pond. The kids will have a great time at the bike park, jungle gyms, basketball court, skate park or disc golf while you and Fido rest in the nearby picnic areas. Pets are permitted here, but must remain leashed at all times.
The State Street Park is a smaller community park that is well worth seeking out for some time in the sunshine. The site of a former school, State Street Park now has a picnic area, playground and lots of open space for a walk or ball game.
For a longer trail walk to really get your legs moving, head to the Lake Metropark Greenway trail. This 4.8-mile paved trail follows a section of the old Baltimore & Ohio Railway and is now part of the Greenway belt. The trail links Painesville, Painesville Township and Concord Township in one straight line, so keep track of how far you have walked, as you still need to take the return journey! Dogs are permitted to enjoy the walk on-lead and mutt-mitts are available at various intervals along the path.
These are just a few places to visit in Painesville; there are more adventures waiting!