One of my favourite aspects of Bon Echo is that they have an off leash exercise trail and a dog beach! That was a big draw for me being a pet owner with a dog who is used to being free to adventure as he pleases. Not only did he get the exercise he needed, but we were both happier because of it!
We still did tons of other hiking trails of course, but dogs do need to be leashed on those. I highly suggest a waist leash if you plan to do any leashed hiking! It kept my hands free for me to use if needed, and saved my arms and shoulders every time Aiko tried to pull ahead. I love that Bon Echo, among other parks, caters to us animal lovers!