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Dog Areas in Elkton, MD

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The state of Maryland has one of the lowest pet ownership rates in the country. Nonetheless, the small city of Elkton, Maryland, is considered a great place to own animals. All amenities pet owners could wish for are available in this city. Furthermore, Elkton is situated in a location with lots of open space and which is rich in nature.

Elkton, Maryland, sports its very own off-leash dog park since 2013. The park is divided into two areas and has a total surface area of 100-foot by 200-foot. The area for small dogs is roughly 80-foot by 100-foot in size while the area for large dogs is approximately 120-foot by 100-foot in size. Both areas are fully enclosed. Waste bins are available.

There are however various other options for locals in Elkton, Maryland, to walk their dogs. The Elk Neck State Forest is a humongous forest that is 3,500 acres in size and offers a fair amount of hiking trails. Another option is the Elk Neck State Park. The 2,200-acre park is also home to various trails that travel past some very interesting sites.

As Elkton is located on the border of Maryland and Delaware. The lush forests and rivers of the Elk River are very inviting, and the region is, therefore, a much-traveled destination. There are plenty of hotels and other places to stay the night in Elkton, Maryland. Some of the authentic Bed & Breakfasts offer pet-friendly rooms as well.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Elkton, MD

  1. Dog Parks None
    Population Density 350/sq mi

    #1 Red Point

    Red Point at the far end of Elkton has a cluster of state protected lands. From North East Beach to Turkey Point, Red Point offers more ground to cover than even the quickest greyhound could cover in a day. If you have the opportunity, taking time to explore Red Point will definitely pay off. A good rule of thumb for the area is that dogs must be leashed on the grounds, but are free to swim without restraint. If you’re concerned, reach out for information at any of the many individual parks in the area.
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  2. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 2,900/sq mi

    #2 Colonial Acres

    Colonial Acres serves up single family homes and historical flare. Head to Elk River Park for on-leash fun in every season. The park is a multi-use area, with space for picnics and benches along its walking trails. It also has a boat launch area. Walk the perimeter for a gorgeous view of the water that won’t take you all day to explore. The park is conveniently located close to both Town Center and to Elk Neck State Forest. If Colonial Acres dog owners tire of the charms of the local park, it’s a quick jaunt to new grounds.
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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 2,950/sq mi

    #3 Town Center

    Town Center is a small patch of Elkton bordered by several different neighborhoods. It offers the charms of Marina Park, where dogs and people can take laps around the tennis and basketball courts, with the walkability of downtown. Catch lunch outside at Minihane’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, where pups are welcome, or take a 10 minute drive down to Baker’s Restaurant. Baker’s features a full menu just for pups. Your dog can choose from chicken, beef, and hotdog mains with healthy quinoa on the side.  Let him order his favorite while you enjoy yours.
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  4. Dog Parks 2
    Population Density 1,900/sq mi

    #4 Pebble Beach/Spanish Court

    The area between Pebble Beach Drive and Spanish Court is home to two amazing parks. The first, Howard’s Pond, is a quick walk pawfect for leashed dogs. The water and the surrounding area combines to make Howard’s Pond feel like an oasis even though it’s just a four minute drive from Town Center and the thriving downtown of Elkton. The second mark, Meadow Park, lives up to its name. It’s a beautiful, multi-use park with a fully fenced in dog park. If you’re looking for off-leash fun in Elkton, Meadow Park is the place to go.
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  5. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 320/sq mi

    #5 Elk Neck State Forest

    Elk Neck State Forest is a world unto itself. Elkton residents are uniquely placed to enjoy the natural beauty of the area, as the park itself forms one side of the town’s limits. Elk Neck State Forest is an on-leash zone primarily, but like many other water features in the area, dogs are allowed to swim. There are dozens of miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails through the park. There’s also an arboretum that offers many sights and scents for humans and dogs alike. Look up the park features you want to see before you get there, as there are several parking areas around the perimeter.
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