4 Overlooked Spots Near Mansfield to Bring Your Dog this Summer

When the weather gets warm, we all want to get outside and spend some time under the sun. That’s true for your dog, too! They love the outdoors and getting plenty of exercise, so getting out to some local parks is a must for them.

Thankfully, there are some good options for you if you live in the Mansfield / Crestline area. If you want to spend an afternoon out with your furry friend, we’ve got four places worth checking out.

And your dog will thank you for it!

Peppy Paws Pooch Park

1046 Co Rd 1175, Ashland

With separate enclosures for large dogs and small dogs, Peppy Paws is a great place for dog owners who want to feel secure that their furry friend won’t get into too much trouble. The park is well maintained and clean, and there is plenty of room for you and your pet to stretch your legs.

Maize Memorial Dog Park

3311 Milligan Rd, Ontario

This off-leash park has distinct areas for large and small dogs, and there is plenty of room for them to run. Big dogs have some fun obstacles to add to their enjoyment, too. The other owners tend to be friendly, too. Just be sure to bring some water, as there aren’t many shade trees here.

Charles Mill Lake Park and Campgrounds

1277A SR 430, Mansfield

Though this isn’t a dedicated dog park, leashed dogs are welcome here, which means it’s a large area with lots to see, do, and explore for you and your pet. During the off season, the beach is open to dogs, too, making it a great spot to check out once the summer has wound down.

Richland B & O Trail


As one of 1,600 trails supported by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Richland B&O is less of a park and more of an adventure. Take a long walk through a natural setting with your dog. There is so much for them to see and sniff, they’ll come home exhausted and content. And so will you!

Few things are better than spending some time outside with your pet, and now that winter has passed it’s the perfect time of year to do it. With these four selections, plus others we have overlooked, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to do it, too.

So enjoy your day, enjoy your summer, and enjoy time with your furry pal. They deserve it