Harrington Park is a small borough of fewer than 5,000 residents. One veterinary clinic operates within the borough and is sufficient to take care of most of the routine veterinary needs of a pup. The larger communities offer more options for emergency and specialized veterinary care.
The borough has a single park. Pondside Park is a small green recreational space dominated by a picturesque pond. An easy walking path encircles the pond and makes for a relaxing bit of outdoor exercise for a person and a leashed four-legged friend.
A more ambitious hike can be experienced at the Palisades Interstate Park, located about fifteen miles south of Harrington Park. Palisades is comprised of 2,500 acres of conservation and recreational land which include over 30 miles of trails ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging. The park extends along the Hudson River and includes several smaller parks, historic sites, picnic spots and access to the river for boating and fishing.
Hankering for a long hike? The Long Path and the Shore Trail cover the entire twelve-mile length of Palisades Interstate Park. Most portions of these two trails are rated as easy or moderately difficult. The Grand Stairs on the Shore Trail is a series of boulders with a steep climb -- the one challenging portion of the otherwise fairly easy hike. Five other trails connect with these two main arteries. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails.