Quaint and historic, Hopewell is a pawsome destination for pups and families. With a variety of local shops and restaurants, pooch parents can usually find a spot to relax with Fido and chat with friends. When pups need medical attention, Hopewell Veterinary Group, Inc offers caring and compassionate appointments and emergency services.
When searching for a great place to take your pooch for a walk, the Hopewell Borough Park features hiking trails through wooded areas where your pup can sniff the trees and roll in the grass. If you are spending the day with the kids, there is a fun playground with a castle and rope climbs, and you can relax with your pup in the gazebo and enjoy some shade. The park offers 80 acres of space to run and play with Fido.
Spending quality time with the family and furry friends is easy in Hopewell. Check out Brothers Moon where you will enjoy New American cuisine while relaxing at the patio tables outside. You can also try Nomad Pizza Company where the brick oven pizzas are made with all-natural meat and a variety of gourmet dishes.
If you enjoy spending time outdoors with Fido and your family, Hopewell offers a variety of parks and “pup”ular destinations.
Just four minutes east of the center of town, the St. Michaels Farm Preserve is a fun destination for Fido. You can wander through the 396 acres of farm and recreation land where your pooch can run and play. There are hiking trails where you can take your pup and let him sniff and smell all the plants and animals along the way. If you are there in the evening, plan to relax on a bench and enjoy the sunset with your furry companion. You can even find a pooch-friendly place for dinner near the Preserve. Brick Farm Tavern is a farm to table restaurant with dog-friendly tables where you can enjoy drinks and a variety of delicious cuisine.
A mile and half west of town, Elks Preserve is a great place to spend time with your pooch and the family. There is a mile long loop that follows along Crusher Road through Hopewell and Pennington. You can stroll along the hiking trail with Fido on his leash while he has a snifftastic time among the trees, weeds, and native plants. Bring water for you and your pup, and be sure to bring your own doggie waste bags. If you are hungry, stop by Da’s Kitchen where you can enjoy Thai cuisine at the pooch-friendly tables on the patio.
Just ten minutes south of Hopewell, the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed is located in Pennington and features 930-acres of space to play with your pup. The well-maintained hiking trails are pawtastic for kids and the pooch. You can wander through the area and admire the plants and wildlife, but be sure to bring some doggie waste bags. The kids can check out the butterfly house while you and Fido relax on a bench and sip some water. While hiking along the path, you will see a small pond where your pooch can get his feet wet.
When Fido is ready to socialize with friends, head six miles south of Hopewell to Rosedale Dog Park in Pennington. The fenced area offers a separate space for small pups and large dogs. There is a convenient water fountain with bowls for the pups. Fido can run and play with his furry companions while you relax on a bench and chat. If your pooch doesn’t like to play with others, visit the park in the middle of the day when it’s less “pup”ulated. In the main park, you can walk your pooch on a leash along the scenic hiking trails, and the kids will love the playground.