Hanover is a mixture of residential homes, parks, and business development right in the heart of Morris County. The township of Hanover is close to a network of major highways, making it ideal for commuters and visitors alike.
Hanover has its own airport and hotel business that brings in plenty of revenue to keep the area thriving. More young families are moving into the area and putting down roots, making it a great place to bring the whole fur family!
Hanover was first settled in 1676 and incorporated as a town in 1740. Before that, the Leni-Lenape Tribe lived and hunted in the area. Settlers and developers were attracted to the location because of its abundance of natural resources, including iron ore and water power.
Hanover has managed to maintain a balance between economic development and environmental preservation. The town is a beautiful place to walk your dog, with plenty of public green spaces sprinkled all over. Monroe Park is right outside of Monroe Hall, a historic building once pivotal to the town. This park is just one of the many historic places with plenty to learn while your pup gets some exercise.
There are two animal hospitals right in Hanover and several more in the neighboring communities.
Whippany is one of the neighborhoods in Hanover where you will find plenty of outdoor places to sniff out with your dog on a nice day. Bee Meadow Park is more than 70 acres of water, woods, and fields that you can enjoy for hiking, walking, biking, or fishing! Just down the road, Black Brook Park is 11 acres of athletic fields and picnic areas for your whole family to enjoy. There is a bike and jogging path around the perimeter of the entire park if you want to pick up the pace and burn off some extra energy with your pup.
Malapardis is a small neighborhood a few minutes west of Whippany. It is worth heading over so that you can visit Malapardis Park. This park is actually two parks connected by a walkway. The walkway is used by all manner of two- and four-legged visitors looking for a place to blow off some steam. The Lower Park has a playground area and a pond, along with some athletic activities. The Upper Park has tennis courts and a roller hockey court for the more adventurous! The park is used for many city-wide events and you are sure to make lots of new dog-loving pals there!