The unincorporated community of Oak Orchard, Delaware, in the town of Millsboro, lies on the waters of Indian River Bay. This is a small, but inviting community, welcoming to residents and visitors alike. Dog-friendly throughout, your pup will always be well taken care of at either the Peninsula Veterinary Services or the Millsboro Animal Hospital in Millsboro.
Although there are no parks in Oak Orchard, you and your pawtastic pup can enjoy some great outdoor year-round adventure at the Delaware Seashore State Park, in the nearby town of Rehoboth Beach. This park has miles of beachfront among its 2825 acres for you and Fido to enjoy a nice walk. Your pup can swim in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay from October through April! You can fish on the banks of the water or off an access pier and put in your boat and take Fido for a cruise! While here, be sure to check out Thompson Island on the bay. This wildlife preserve offers visitors an immersion experience in the salt marshes of the area and the habitat that lies throughout.
Pack up your pup and head to Oak Orchard for some fun in the sun!
The town of Dagsboro, just 11 miles southwest of Oak Orchard, is home to Katie Helm Park. This is a quaint park offers visitors 2.3 acres of enjoyment and relaxation, where you can bring a blanket and relax the day away with your pup by your side on the large, grassy landscaped areas throughout. There is a playground for the youngsters to have fun and plenty of benches to sit and watch the fun. Be sure to keep your fur-ever friend on leash here and clean up after him. Restrooms and drinking fountains are on site.
Head to Trap Pond State Park, in the Gumboro/Pepper neighborhood, in the town of Laurel, 23 miles west of Oak Orchard, for a hiking extravaganza on nine-separate shared-use trails. The Boundary Trail is a 3.6-mile loop which runs through the forest. Or try the Bob Trail for a 4.6-mile journey around Trap Pond. For a shorter stroll, the American Holly Trail is just .7 miles long and is suitable to all pups! If you like to canoe with your pup, head out on the Racoon Pond Water Trail which runs for 1 mile on the pristine waters of the pond.