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Here are the Best Pet-Friendly Attractions Near Danville!

A trip to scenic and fun Danville, Ohio is always something for travelers to look forward to. That said, many adventurers find that a trip anywhere on the map simply isn’t the same without the company of their favorite canine companion included. When this is the case, the Danville area offers up a plethora of pet-friendly options to enjoy so you and your pet can make the most of the moment starting the second you arrive in town! Get your copy of our Vacation Guide for even more Ohio vacation ideas! Inside, you\’ll find all the top attractions, from local restaurants to unique sights and sights.  

Pet-Friendly Trails

If you’re an outdoor adventurer with a passion for hitting the trails with your dog at your side, Danville is the place to be. Known and loved as the trailhead for both the iconic Kokosing Gap Trail and the Mohican Valley Trail, there’s no shortage of pet-friendly routes to explore here. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and enjoy having your pet included in the hiking fun when you set aside time to venture along these two trails. Do keep in mind that The Mohican Valley Trail is also open for horseback riding, so you might want to opt for the Kokosing Gap Trail if you have a canine that’s likely to get riled up by other animals. Either way, make sure you bring your camera to capture the moments you enjoy with your dog on these fun and decidedly scenic paths!

Parks to Explore

When you’re looking for terrific park stops to add to your pet-friendly itinerary, Wolf Run Regional Park in Mount Vernon has a 2-acre fenced “bark park” and a doggie agility playground. Honey Run Park is just 10 minutes away from the inn and offers many different trails and woodlands to explore.  Ariel-Foundation Park in Mount Vernon has plenty of things for two and four legged beings to explore! While you’re in Mount Vernon, be sure to check out the unique Dog Fountain on South Main Street, featuring 18 cast aluminum dog sculptures.

What to Bring

When traveling with your pet in tow, it’s always a good idea to keep a running list of essentials so you’re ready for any and all occasions. Be sure to pack your dog’s leash when you head to Danville so that if you find yourself in a place where animals are allowed but must be leashed, you’re ready to go. Bringing a portable container of water is always a good idea for those days when the temperatures rise or you’re out for a hike together. Doggie bags are essential when keeping Danville at its best and it never hurts to pack some treats for the good behavior your pet is sure to bring along with them to Danville on your next trip.

Nearby Restaurants that Welcome Your Pet

While we think the most relaxing (and tastiest!) option for evening meals is right here at the inn, where you and your canine companions can enjoy one of our delicious dinner baskets in our screened patio, or delivered to your room, we know you might also want to enjoy meals while you\’re out exploring. There are several restaurants nearby that offer up pet-friendly patio dining options.  The Blonde Robin coffee shop in Danville has tables on their wrap-around porch. Subway and Whit’s Frozen Custard locations in Danville, Howard, and Mount Vernon have outside tables.  The Village Inn in Gambier welcomes well-behaved pets.  Donato’s Pizza and Flappers Grill in Mount Vernon also allows pets on their patios.  If you are looking for a good pint of beer Happy Street Brü Werks in Mount Vernon has a patio that welcomes furry friends and they host food trucks on a regular basis if hunger strikes.

Pet-Friendly Lodging in Amish Country Ohio

Taking time to unwind, relax, and focus on the fun is always a good idea. When you’re making plans to vacation with a pet, booking accommodations at The White Oak Inn ensures everyone feels right at home from the moment you step foot or paw through the door. Reach out today to learn more.

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