Quality time with the ones we love is so important—for humans and canines! And with so many pooch-friendly places to take your dog in Clinton County, it’s never been easier to hang out together someplace other than your couch or the backyard. 

So grab your four-legged friend and head to any of the lovely parks, trails, and more below. Who knows. You might even make a new friend—furry or otherwise—along the way.

Caesar Creek State Park

8570 E. State Route 73, Waynesville, Ohio 45068

With 43 miles of hiking trails, this park offers plenty of room to roam. Visitors can also go boating on the park’s 2,830-acre lake.

Cowan Lake State Park

1750 Osborn Road, Wilmington, Ohio 45177

This 1,775-acre park has something for everyone. In addition to four miles of hiking trails, it features picnic areas, campsites, cottages, and a marina.

Luther Warren Peace Path

610 W. Main Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177

This 1.2-mile trail crosses two old railroad bridges, and its wooded canopy makes it pleasantly cool in the summer. Ten feet wide and almost completely level, this path easily accommodates wheelchairs, scooters, and strollers.


59 W. Sugartree Street, Wilmington, Ohio

Enjoy delicious handcrafted cider indoors or outdoors at this family-owned winery. Cappy, the house poodle, has a reputation for being friendly and apparently he’s also very hospitable, hosting several paw’ties for dogs and their owners throughout the year.

Tom Harvey Memorial Dog Park

11704 State Route 730, Blanchester, Ohio 45107

Open from dawn to dusk year-round, this nine-acre park is all fenced and includes a swimming pond, woods with walking paths, benches, and a picnic table; leashes are not required.

Wilmington Dog Park

1326 Fife Avenue, Wilmington, Ohio 45177

Locals praise this park’s cleanliness and its shaded area for people. Dogs of all sizes have plenty of room to run and play, just be sure to bring your own water and bowl.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of dog-friendly destinations in Clinton County, Ohio. So what are you waiting for? Embark on your next adventure today!

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