Wheeling is major West Virginia city on the north side of the state, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and on the eastern shore of the Ohio River. Wheeling was the first capital of West Virginia, and has since become known as "The Friendly City". To dog lovers though, the city is also known as the dog-friendly city thanks to its large variety of dog-friendly parks and trails, and access to five veterinarians.
Wheeling Dog Park is a lovely park to bring Fido that shows how much the city cares for its pooches. The park is 1.3 acres, with separate areas for large and small dogs, and provides great amenities like water fountains, double-gated entrances, a grassy terrain, a walking trail, and benches. The park is in the Tunnel Green, a recreational park with a fenced-in baseball field, basketball courts, and paved walkways that are dog-friendly.
Wheeling Park is the largest public park in the city, and provides a dog and family-friendly atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. With over 45 acres of land, the park offers open space, 2.7 miles of paved trails, a serene garden, and multiple activities. There's a pond for fishing, two picnic pavilions, a playground, enclosed tennis and basketball courts, and restrooms. The park requires dogs to be on a leash inside the area, but also has water fountains, clean-up stations, and benches.
Wheeling is a dog-friendly and people-friendly city, and provides plenty of options to enjoy the day out together.
Greggsville is a rural northern community next to the Ohio River, known for its large resort surrounded by thick forests. The resort is called Oglebay Resort, and although facilities are off-limits to pets, they provide pet-friendly cottages to stay at for a fee and a public park known as Olgebay Park. The park is open to residents and visitors to enjoy for free. Inside the park, there is an extensive network of natural trails, paved walkways, and open space to play in with your pup. Recreational areas include enclosed tennis courts, a playground, restrooms, water fountains, and picnic area to relax and barbeque in. Dogs can run around in the open space and enjoy the 3.4 miles of trails, but must remain on a leash while inside the park.
Central Wheeling is a bustling neighborhood with shopfronts and small businesses on the shore of Ohio River. Right on the river is a park known as Heritage Port, which is a lively area that holds lots of events and concerts. There is a strip of grassy area with a paved trail along the water, shaded sitting areas, and picnic tables. For a larger area to walk Fido, head over to the Center Square, which has a neat square area of grass with a lopping paved trail and privacy bushes. There are benches and water fountains in the park, available to leashed pups.