Both doggies and humans alike are finding a pawesome pet-friendly place for a walk in White Plains, Maryland! White Plains sits right underneath Waldorf, the town's neighbor to the north. White Plains is less than an hour's drive from Washington D.C., so you can get a "Tail of Two Cities" with your pup here! You can enjoy the relaxing idyllic Maryland landscape at home while living close enough to the nation's capital to adventure out into the big city. White Plains is going through a population boom as the town expands its attractions for both the two- and four-legged!
Dog owners love living in White Plains! There are 2 veterinarians, a pet groomer, and a pet shop within 5 minutes of your house. There are dozens of pet-friendly businesses within the larger Charles County area, so you'll find "whatev-fur" your pup needs close to home! There are 3 city-owned parks where you can take Fido for a stroll. Or, you can head to one of the two off-leash dog parks so your dog can chase the other neighborhood pups. If your dog likes hiking, you're definitely in luck in White Plains! In the southwestern corner of town, you'll find the Indian Rail Trailhead, which offers scenic hiking spots.
Whether you're just visiting or you're a "citizen canine," your dog's going to love it in White Plains!
Does your dog go mutts when he smells award-winning chili? Fido knows he'll get a bite as long as he's good! In the Smallwood neighborhood, you'll find the Hard Times Cafe. This restaurant serves world-famous chili and has a comfy outdoor seating area where you and Fido can dine together. The locals love the Hard Times Traditional Chili flavors, like the Terlingua Red, Cincinnati Chili, or the Texas Chili. Hard Times also serves up delicious chili mac, burgers, wings, and more! If you live in the northern pocket of White Plains, you can walk over. Fido's already licking his chops just thinking about visiting this White Plains local favorite!
Does your dog consider himself a true trailblazer? He'll love living off Middletown Road, where you can access the Indian Head Rail Trail. This 13.4-mile trail is part of a national rail-trail refurbishing initiative. The Department of the Interior's Federal Lands to Parks Program takes old, unused railroads and re-purposes them into beautiful walking paths for hikers. Fido's more than welcome on the Indian Head path as long as he's on his leash. The trail weaves through picturesque nature scenes throughout Charles County. If you're lucky, you can even spot some wildlife, like turkey, deer, or even a bald eagle!
Does your dog love playing with other dogs? If you visit the Turkey Hill neighborhood, you can take him to the Turkey Hill Dog Park to make some new friends! This public off-leash park has an acre of space with two separate areas for dogs to play -- one for big boys and for little guys! Amenities include benches, parking, and doggie clean-up supplies, but there's no running water here, so don't forget to bring a bowl for Fido. If your dog prefers more solitary exercise, you can also walk by the Port Tobacco Creek. The soothing sounds of the creek and the trees in your periphery make a great place for a walk with Fido!
Does your love to play with other pups from sun-up to sun-down? If you take him to the White Plains Dog Park, he'll find plenty of fun neighborhood pups to play with! The park offers over an acre of space and has running water, parking, bathrooms, doggie waste stations, and benches. During the winter months, the water shuts off, so you'll need to bring your own when Fido's playing in the snow. There are two fenced areas where your pup can play, whether he's a Doberman or a Maltese! The dog park is open 7 days a week, so Fido can play as much as he wants here!
Does your dog begin salivating if you just mention the words "Bark-B-Q?" If you drive up to Lancaster in White Plains' neighboring town of Waldorf, you can visit the pet-friendly Famous Dave's Barbecue. Famous Dave's pit masters use hickory logs and hand rubs to achieve that famous finger-licking flavor! Your dog is more than welcome to hang out with you in the outdoor seating area. If he's lucky, maybe he'll get a rib bone to munch on! Try the classics, like the Texas Beef Brisket Basket or a South Side Rib Tips Platter. Don't forget to order a few cornbread muffins! Fido will be in heaven if you give him some table scraps!