The small village of Waynesville in Ohio has actually been around for over 200 years, with a post office that has been in operation since 1804. Despite its small size, the town still has annual sauerkraut festivals and old antique shops that bring daily tourism. The thing that'll really catch your eye, though, is the abundance of dog-friendly parks, trails, and attitude around town, with two animal hospitals ready to cater to your pup.
Bowman Park is an unofficial dog park for residents. Although it is not fenced-in, there can be an upwards of 40 dogs in the afternoon at the park. With so many other pups to socialize with, and amenities like paved paths, fishing and swimming access, dog-friendly picnic shelters, and easy to get to clean-up stations, its no wonder so many pups come here. Dogs still have to remain on a leash while inside the park.
The Caesar Creek State Park Dog Training Area is the next place to stop for you and your pup. The park isn't actually in the state park, but is named after it. With over 5 acres of undeveloped area, dogs are welcome to run around off-leash to explore the grassy fields and creek that cuts through the park. The park is not fenced-in, and owners will need to remember to bring water and clean-up bags.
Every dog loves to get out and play, and in Waynesville, every dog will have the chance to get the decent and fun-filled walk they deserve.
Foxdale Farms is a small neighborhood on the western side of town, with some residential homes. In the middle of the neighborhood is the Patricia Allyn Park, a 10-acre park with closed-off tennis courts, multiple soccer and multi-use fields, playground, open areas, and a paved walking path that loops the park. The trail is 1.5 miles and is lined with trash bins and benches, and provides Fido with a great place to get a decent walk while getting some one-on-one time you. The open areas are also dog-friendly to leashed pups, with additional amenities like trash bins, clean-up stations, and nighttime lights.