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Paws in the Park a hit at Glacier Ridge

Dogs begin to gather for the hike.
Dogs begin to gather for the hike.Andrew Kennett

The cool weather on Saturday morning provided the perfect environment for the second Paws in the Park dog walk. This walk took place in the fields and woods at Glacier Ridge Metro Park in Plain City. Approximately 30 dogs, along with their people, gathered at the picnic shelter near the park’s disc golf course.

Paws in the Park hikers set off at Glacier Ridge Metro Park
Paws in the Park hikers set off at Glacier Ridge Metro ParkAndrew Kennett

Prior to the walk, the dogs were treated to Friends of Metro Parks bandanas as well as samples of treats and dog food courtesy of Giant Eagle. Around 9 AM, the group set off on their 2-mile walk through the park. The nice weather and beautiful backdrop made this a truly enjoyable time for both canine and human participants. As the walkers returned, the dogs eagerly lapped up water, and some began to enjoy a further treat – a new Frisbee, courtesy of Nash Animal Hospital.

Paws in the Park is a series of pet-friendly hikes, put on by Friends of Metro Parks, that continues each Saturday in August. Each hike is approximately 2 miles in length and will begin at 9 AM. Blendon Woods will host the Paws in the Park hike on August 18, and the August 25 hike will take place at Prairie Oaks. These hikes showcase just a few of the great pet-friendly trails found throughout the Metro Parks.