Vandalia is located on the outskirts of Dayton in Montgomery County. This mid-sized Ohio town sits between the Great Miami River and Stillwater River. When visiting Vandalia, dogs can be assured they will find plenty of outdoor fun.
One thing is for sure, Vandalia has no shortage of pet friendly parks. So whether your four legged friend needs some serious exercise, or he’s just in the mood for a lazy afternoon walk, you’ll have plenty of options. Robinette Park is a pupperific spot for some doggy cardio. It has a walking path that clocks in at just under a mile. A few laps around will get your pup’s heart rate pumping. Warner Park also has a walking path. You can also leash up your buddy and mosey through the green space at Copperfield Park or Seger Park. Fido can also stroll through Jeffers Park.
If your furry BFF happens to need some medical attention while in Vandalia, stop by My Favorite Pet - Vandalia Veterinary Clinic. The doctors at this full service veterinary clinic know how important your pooch is and will treat her like one of their own. Their facility is equipped for wellness exams, laboratory services, surgical procedures and much more. It’s safe to say your dog will be well cared for.
Vandalia East is home to Taylorsville Metropark. Treat your furry pal to a trip to this park, she’s sure to have a tail waggin’ time. Clip on her leash and explore more than eight miles of trail that wind through wooded terrain. Trails range from under half a mile to 3.2 miles, so there is something for all levels. If your pooch loves a challenge, follow one of the more rugged trails and enjoy hiking the park’s ravines. Rock outcroppings and views of the Great Miami River make this park pawsitivley amazing!
If your pooch is looking for some culture, clip on her leash and head over to the Vandalia Art Park. Located in Central Vandalia, this gem of a park is full of artistic sculptures. Take your pup down the walkable art trail and let her ponder the meaning of each sculpture. She’ll love looking at pieces like “Daddy Longlegs” and “Blade Runner”. The park hosts various events and activities during the warmer months of the year. So be sure to check the calendar and attend an event or two so your pooch can stay current with the local art scene.
West Vandalia has a few puptastic parks that are worth
a visit. Leash up your pup and head over to Helke Park. With playgrounds, sport
courts, horseshoe pits and softball fields, this park is one happening place.
Your four legged friend can sniff his way through the open grassy field before
enjoying a stroll through the wooded area.
Visit Vandalia Sports Complex for some exercise. This park has multiple
sport courts, fields and a paved walking path. Take a few laps so your
canine companion can stretch out her four legs. Nearby Victory Park also has a
paved walking path. Seven laps around the trail are equal to a mile.
Five miles northeast of Vandalia is Charleston Falls Preserve. Located in the City Center area of Tipp City, this 216 acre park provides stunning scenery. A network of trails spans almost four miles throughout the park. Your four legged friend will have a fetching good time wondering through the forest and smelling the wild columbine and rock honeysuckle. Bridges, wooden stairs, boardwalks and observation decks make this a truly rustic experience. Be sure to stop by the park’s key feature- a 37 foot waterfall that comes from an underground spring. Sounds puptastic!
Looking for a new place to take your pooch? Head eight miles east of Vandalia to the Chambersburg Road and Bellafontaine Road area of Huber Heights and pay a visit to Carriage Hill Metropark. This beautiful park offers hours of outdoor fun. Although dogs are not allowed in the Historical Farm of Visitor Center, there are still plenty of places for canine walking. There are four trails that range from under a mile to 3.4 miles. Leash up your pup and follow the Orange Trail for some prime wetlands viewing. Or follow the boardwalk around Cedar Lake. No matter where you go, your pup will just love being by your side.