Tucked away in central Ohio, Woodstock is a small village of about 300 residents. Covering only a third of a square mile, Woodstock is a very small community with limited dog-friendly amenities. However, there are fifteen veterinarians available within a twenty-minute drive of town, so it’s a very safe area for pups.
One of the closest dog-friendly activities is the Bark Park in Marysville, just twenty minutes northeast of Woodstock. This top-rated dog park is a full four acres of fenced-in play area; there are even separate sections for dogs of different activity levels. Complete with benches, a washing station, lots of parking, and a paved walking path, this quaint park is a pooch’s dream come true. Also in Marysville is a Chipotle Mexican Grill, a Starbucks, and a Whit’s Frozen Custard -- all restaurants that welcome pups on their outdoor patios.
Another popular dog park is Prairie Oaks Metro Park, just thirty miles southeast in Delaware, OH. This dog beach is a great option if you’ve got a water-lover on your hands. Leashed pups are welcome on nearly all of the trails, and there’s even an off-leash play area near the lake.
Pup moms and dads can also bring their babies to Glacier Ridge Metro Park, which is twenty-five miles east in Plain City. This well-kept park boasts trails, public restrooms, dog-friendly drinking fountains, and covered picnic areas.