Peaceful, diverse and family-friendly, Brandywine, MD has much more to offer than simply being a thirty-minute drive from DC. Brandywine got its name from the Battle of Brandywine in the Revolutionary War, and this old railway town is chock full of history. No fewer than eighteen sites in this small town are on the National Register of Historic Places!
These days, though, Brandywine is mostly known as a sleepy commuter suburb with a tight-knit community and a small-town, neighborly feel. You won’t find a veterinary practice in town, unfortunately, but you’ll find a choice of clinics to take care of your buddy, as well as emergency services in nearby Waldorf.
There’s no designated dog park in Brandywine, but you and your pooch are still sure to sniff out something to do! North Keys Community Park is a lovely spot for a leashed walk, and if you two like hiking, you’re in luck -- the town’s just a stone’s throw away from state parks, state forests, and other furrifically fur-friendly hiking options. And if your four-legged pal longs to run off-leash, don’t worry -- you’ll find plenty of pawesome dog parks in the surrounding area!
Make no bones about it -- your pooch will love a trip to the dog park at Turkey Hill Park in La Plata! There’s plenty of space in both the small and large dog areas for a spirited game of catch or tug-of-war, and tired owners are sure to appreciate the benches. Bags are provided, but unlike the park at White Plains, there’s no water at all. Keep in mind as well that the surface is mostly grass -- although your pup’s paws might appreciate it, it’s a good idea to bring a towel in case your buddy gets muddy!