When you visit the lovely city of Shaker Heights, you'll see over a hundred years of experience in residential care and older businesses. The area is a suburban town of Cleveland, and has more than 88% of its area listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Historically, the town has also been a leading example of man's best friend, with tons of places to walk and play with Fido, including 1 dedicated animal hospital.
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is one of the best places to view the natural areas of the city. Around the nature center is a preserve with marshland and bogs, dense trees, and open fields. The center hosts two 2-mile long trails that wind through the area, the Stearns Trail and the All People's Trail. Dogs are welcome only on the All People's Trail, where they can bird watch, explore, and sightsee on an all-boardwalk, elevated trail. Attached to the trail is a ramp that lets visitors explore the trail up close, with other amenities like water fountains and benches.
Horseshoe Lake Park is a dog-friendly park that allows humans and pups to experience the lake up close. Along the water is a nice open field with trimmed grass, paved trails, and a picnic area. Leashed pups can enjoy these features and others, including a playground, a natural beach, a boat ramp, a pavilion, restrooms, clean-up stations, water fountains, and shaded sitting areas.
Whether you and Fido are taking a walk or enjoying a day on the beach, Shaker Heights has plenty of dog-friendly areas for you and your best friend.
The Larchmere Boulevard and East 124th Street neighborhood is adjacent to Shaker Heights, only .8 miles from the city in nearby Cleveland. Visitors and residents love the area, thanks to access to one of the largest parks in the area known as Fairhill Road Rockefeller Park. The park is a great place to see the natural forests of the area, thanks to its large woods and extended walking trails. There are over 3 miles of paved, dirt, and gravel trails to enjoy, with access to a small creek for fishing, an open area to play in, picnic tables, and benches. Afterwards, you and Fido can walk on over to Batuqui, a dog-friendly restaurant that serves authentic Brazilian dishes to a dog-friendly outdoor sitting area with water for pups.