Situated twenty minutes northeast of Trenton, Plainsboro is a diverse family and Fido-friendly town with plenty of open green space to spend quality time with your pup. When Fido needs medical care, there is one animal hospital in town. You can take your pooch to the veterinarian clinic for both routine appointments and emergencies if needed.
Plan a day of hiking along the Lenape Trail located off George Davidson Road. You can stroll along a paved pathway that runs along the Plainsboro Pond and ends on Maple Avenue, which is about a 2 ½ mile hike. After a long walk, spread a blanket next to the pond and go fishing, or let your pup roll around in the grass and sniff the plants.
Finding a great place to enjoy coffee with your pup is easy in Plainsboro. Head over to It’s a Grind Coffee House where you can enjoy espresso, gourmet coffee or a cold drink at one of the pooch-friendly tables outside. You can even get a bowl of fresh water for your pup.
Whether you are looking for a small community with all the amenities of the big city, or a town with parks and wide-open spaces, you and your furry family members will love Plainsboro.
Quail Ridge Dog Park is located in the Princeton Meadows neighborhood and offers a great place to spend time with your pup. There are two sides of the park with a gated entrance so your smaller pup can run around separate from the larger dogs. A doggie water fountain is convenient for your pooch to get a drink of water, and pup parents can relax on shaded benches and socialize. After spending some time in the dog park, you can also walk around the main park with your pooch on a leash. The kids can run around on the playground while Fido sniffs all the plants and trees.
Situated in the Scotts Corner neighborhood, the Plainsboro Community Park is perfect when your pup needs to stretch his legs. There is a large open field where Fido can chase a ball, and walking trails where your pooch can have a snifftastic time in the plants and trees. Kids will enjoy the skate park, and you can pack some snacks and relax at one of the picnic tables with your pup. On a nice afternoon, you and Fido can go fishing in the Shallow Brook while your pooch lays in the grass. Just remember to bring your own doggie waste bags.
Mill Pond Park features the popular Plainsboro Pond where pups and their parents can spend time strolling along the paths or fishing on the banks. You can access the Lenape Trail from the park for a longer walk. If you are out with the kids, they will love the playground, and you and your pup can relax on a bench and watch the kids run around. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat at East Asian Fusion where you can order a variety of Asian cuisine and sit on the outdoor patio with your pup.
The Millstone River Park is a quiet and peaceful area located on Plainsboro Road. There is a short walking trail that will take you and your pup through a scenic area filled with wildflowers and plenty of plants for your pooch to sniff. The trail is paved, making it easy to push a wheelchair or stroller, and the mature trees offer a lot of shade. When Fido needs some exercise, he will love walking and socializing with other pups out for the day. There are no restrooms, so be sure to bring your own water bottles and doggie waste bags.
Fido and his friends will love meeting up at Shalks Meadow Park in the Shalks Crossing neighborhood. There are large fields where pups can play and long grass where your pooch can roll around. You can walk around the athletic fields while the kids play at the playground, and then relax on a shaded bench when your pup gets tired. Near the park, you will also find Pet Valu pet store where you can purchase a variety of supplies for Fido. The friendly staff will help you locate treats and toys and you can purchase your pup's food at this wonderful local business.