Old Beechwold is a residential neighborhood located in Columbus, Ohio. The neighbor is a historic district with historic buildings and sites to visit. High Street on the east border is lined with many local businesses and residents of Old Beechwold can access restaurants, shops, and other services on foot in this walkable district.
Dog walkers and their hiking hounds need to be prepared for cold, snowy weather when walking during Columbus winters. A good warm coat and footwear will keep you more comfortable in chilly weather and provide good traction on icy walkways. Summers are warm, dry, and not usually very hot, so heat-related illnesses are not a significant concern. However, severe storms that occur at this time of year can present a hazard to exposed pedestrian and pets. Check local forecasts regularly during warmer months to avoid electrical storms with high winds, flying debris, and heavy rain.
A natural space protrudes from the river valley dividing the neighborhood into north and south sections. This area is heavily wooded and provides natural green space in the community, making a nice area to stroll. The southern section has older, moderate homes on well-landscaped properties. There are separate sidewalks and grass berms in the southern section providing excellent walking paths for dog walkers and their intrepid pooches. The northern section has historic homes and very large, densely treed properties.
The northern section is very shaded with a tree canopy, narrow lanes, and beautiful homes. While the southern section is fairly level, there are some slopes in the northern section which also does not have separate sidewalks for pedestrians. When walking in the northern section which has curving roads, inclines, and lots of vegetation, be extra vigilant for vehicles while sharing the road with local traffic.
Old Beechwold is situated on the east banks of the Olentangy River. A wooded natural area along the river bank provides natural greenway to explore with your pup in the neighborhood.
Just north of Old Beechwold, Kenney Park is also situated on the river, providing 27 acres of recreational and natural space. There are sports fields and facilities here which include ball diamonds and soccer fields. The Olentangy River Trail is situated on the opposite west bank of the river. To access the trailhead, head south to Henderson Road and cross the bridge to go north along the west bank of river trail or stay on the east bank and travel south to Whetstone Park.
The Olentangy River Trail extends for 17 miles and is geared for walking adventures with a canine companion. Whetstone Park to the south has many amenities and both recreational and natural areas to explore with your pet. Pets are allowed in the rose garden provided they remain on a leash.