Scioto Trace is a Columbus, Ohio neighborhood. The community is mostly residential, however, there is a commercial area with local eateries and shops just across the river which can be accessed on foot using the pedestrian path on the south side of the Fishinger Road bridge.
If you walk your dog daily, be prepared for some pleasant and some not-so-pleasant walking weather. Winters are cold and snowy, so warm outerwear and good footwear is required to stay warm and to avoid slipping on icy surfaces. When extreme wind chill or sub-freezing temperatures are occurring, postpone outings until warmer weather can drift in.
Summers are warm and extreme heat is not that common, however, severe thunderstorms do occur occasionally and should be avoided. Thunderstorms have high winds, lightning, hail, and flying debris that can present a hazard to pedestrians and pets that are caught unaware.
A creek runs west-east through the region and has a ravine with a natural wooded area associated with it. Most of the area is comprised of single-family homes. Dwellings are attractive with well-kept yards, lawns, and trees that make the neighborhood attractive for walking through. There are sidewalks along residential streets, so you and your pup have a safe, dedicated walking path to navigate the neighborhood.
Scioto Trace is situated on relatively level ground and there are only a few very slight inclines in the community. If you or your dog has mobility issues, this neighborhood is not difficult to get around and you should be able to enjoy walks without having to climb steep hills or share the road with traffic.
On the south side of Scioto Trace, Duranceaux Park provides 17 acres of recreational property along the river. There is a boathouse situated here and picnic tables to enjoy a snack in this well-treed park. Paved paths through the park make excellent walking paths for you and your pup.
Scioto Trace residents and their furry friends can cross the Fishinger Road bridge along the south side to access the greenway on the east bank of the Scioto River. A trail running north along the river bank is a good dog walking location.
A little further into the community, you can access the Fancyburg Park with over 25 acres of natural and recreational greenway. There are paved paths around the park to access amenities which include pet drinking fountains and waste stations, athletic fields and facilities, picnic sites, and a playground. The trails around the park provide over a half-mile of walkways to enjoy.