Morristown, New Jersey is the former “military capital of the American Revolution." You can learn more about Morristown's history at the many historic sites here. Today, Morristown is a fast-growing community complete with plenty of outdoor activities and dog-friendly dining opportunities. The town has a dog park, as well as several recreation areas with walking trails and a hiking solution for every adventurer. Three veterinary hospitals will take good care of your furry friend in case of accident or emergency.
Loantaka Brook Reservation is a furrific place to spend some time in nature with your favorite four-legged pal. This huge nature preserve and scenic park offer about 8 miles of walking trails to explore with your pooch. Pack a picnic and share a sandwich in one of the picnic areas. Just want to go for a quick walk instead of spending the day at the park? Leash up and head out to Tractor Line Recreation Trail, a 3.2-mile path in Morris County winding from Morristown to Madison.
The city center boasts more pet-friendly eateries than you can visit in a few days! If you're craving some exotic cuisine, sit down at a shaded seat at one of the several outdoor tables at Malay. This Fido-friendly eatery serves up Thai and Malaysian dishes so you and your doggie diner can try something new!
Lewis Morris Park, occupying the southeastern corner of the city, is a county park that's home to a sandy beach near Sunrise Lake, as well as multiple sports fields, picnic areas, walking trails and a dog park! Remote from the city center, this preserve is worth the short trip from Morristown to enjoy the facilities in the fenced, designated area for pooches. The dog park is split into two sections for small and large canines, and both areas feature benches, drinking water facilities, and shade. This is the pawfect place to sniff out some new canine companions -- local pooches and their parents pawsitively love this park!
Morris Plains is a borough in Morris County located 25 miles west of Newark, New Jersey. If you follow the lead of Grannis Avenue, the main arterial street in Morris Plains, you will spot the extensive area of Central Park of Morris County, a public park with a designated area for pooches. Central Park County Dog Park has a fence, plenty of room for running and playing off-leash with pooch peers, drinking water facilities, and benches. While you're here, be sure to hit the walking trails in the main park, which you are welcome to explore with your leashed pup. End your pawfect day out with a visit to Kafe Mozart, a quirky French eatery with an American twist and outdoor services for pups.
You want your hound to be happy, right? We know you'd do anything to see your best bud smile, which is why you should take the short trip to Happy Hound Playground in Morris Plains! This park is hidden at the very northwestern end of the borough, not far from Veterans Memorial Park and Denville Township. This is a simple but pawesome park with a double-gated entrance, a spacious area for off-leash fun, and an obstacle course! Benches and shaded spots are also included for your comfort. Located significantly remote from the central areas, the dog park is usually not crowded. There's a chance you and your pup could be the only visitors here, especially in the morning.
Randolph’s downtown area is a surprisingly relaxing place with multiple recreational areas and preserves. Its parks make Randolph the pawfect place to explore with your pooch! Corn Farm, Freedom Park, James Andrews Memorial County Park, and Randolph Township Recreation are all connected to each other, offering a great walk in the forest and along the walking trails. The latter has also a doggy spot with a fence! Randolph Township Dog Park is a well-maintained and shaded dog park featuring an obstacle course, benches, drinking water facilities, and gravel cover. Get ready to socialize a lot; the place is very pawpular!
Troy Hills is an eastern neighborhood of the Parsipanny-Troy Hills area that's home to a few recreational spots and a pond. Located right next to Christopher Columbus Highway, the neighborhood features an impressive commercial area with shopping malls and eateries. Cameron Tract is a public park bordered by the highway to the north, with multiple walking trails and a nice bonus for dog owners – a dog park! Cameron Dog Park, a roomy spot with a fence, is a grrreat place to play with Fido and make new friends. The park lacks seating and shaded spots, as well as drinking water facilities, but it's a good spot for a short walk after work.
I grew up in a home with dogs of all different shapes, sizes, and breeds. I currently have a chihuahua dachshund at home named Penny that I rescued along with our furry Roomate Rocco who is a boxer mix. I love taking Penny on all kinds of adventures and making sure she has plenty of snuggles. I look forward to many more walks around town and getting to know the Wag community!