The township of Sagamore Hills sits in
Summit County, Ohio, just 16 miles southeast by car from Cleveland, and 21
miles north of Akron. It is surrounded by beautiful green spaces to enjoy with
your dog, with some great hiking opportunities nearby. There is an
animal hospital in town, should Fido feel a little under the weather.
The Metro Parks Bike and Hike Trail runs through Sagamore Hills, following the path of the old Akron, Bedford and Cleveland Railroad line. This paved path is a real drawcard to the area and very well looked after by Metro Parks staff and volunteers. There are two trailheads in this area, the first known as SR82 which takes you on a 3.1 mile section down to the second Sagamore Hills trailhead, Bandywine Falls, which takes you a further two miles to Boston Heights. Your pup will need to stay leashed as you walk the trail together, and always clean up after him.
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park on the eastern border of Sagamore Hills is worth spending some time in, with the historic Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail running through it and numerous other trails to explore. This is a place of diverse and fascinating natural and cultural history. The Brandywine Falls are spectacular and a must-see here, with the falls reaching an impressive 65-feet at peak season. Pack sensibly, including water for you both. As this is a nature preserve, you need to keep our pup on a lead here.
With many fantastic trails and recreation sites to enjoy, you and your dog will love stopping by Sagamore Hills.