Dog Friendly Pumpkin Patches in Northeast Ohio

There are few better activities on a beautiful fall day than going pumpkin picking. Luckily NE Ohio has quite a few dog friendly farms, so you don’t have to leave your dog at home while partaking in fall’s favorite pastime.

Hunter, Roscoe and I made a stop at Szalay’s Farm in Peninsula this past weekend to check out their pumpkin selection. Located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the farm has pumpkins, local produce and a gigantic corn maze. It’s also surrounded by the Towpath Trail so there is a lot to keep your dog entertained. It was a perfect fall day on our visit Sunday so  there were lots of dogs out with their families enjoying the day.

This was also a big trip out for my foster Roscoe, who I am trying to socialize. He’s a very shy guy and can get a little scared if people come too close to him, so I wasn’t sure if it would be too much for him. He did great on our walk around the Towpath Trail, but got a little scared when we got to the farm and some children came over. Hunter loved every second of it, though, even when a little girl grabbed him and forced a hug on him.  Sidenote: Parents – don’t let your child grab a dog and hug him! I’m glad Hunter is so laid back, but it is a risky move to make on any dog.

I definitely recommend Szalay’s for a great dog friendly fall day with your dog. With the Towpath Trail right next to the farm, you get a scenic fall walk and pumpkin picking all in one trip.

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I get to pick the pumpkin right?

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Fall really is their color.
Roscoe walking the Towpath Trail with my nephew. A big step for him since he hasn't let someone other than me walk him before.
Roscoe walking the Towpath Trail with my nephew. A big step for him since he hasn’t let someone other than me walk him before.

 

Other dog friendly pumpkin patches:

Pick ‘n Save Orchard, Medina

Patterson’s Fruit Farm, Chesterland (dogs are not allowed in the fruit farm for apple or strawberry picking)

Am I missing any other dog friendly pumpkin patches? Let me know in the comments.