Hi my name is Rachel and I have owned and worked with dogs for as long as I can remember. I have two French bulldogs at three moment and 5 children I enjoy walking and it's always better with a dog or two.
At about a 30 minutes drive from Baltimore lies the affluent community of Ellicott City, Maryland. A large portion of the 65,000 or so people in Ellicott City prides themselves on their friendliness towards dogs and other pets. There are, in fact, a large amount of pet-friendly businesses in town and multiple parks for dog owners to go for a walk.
The largest park in Ellicott City is Centennial Park, which offers 337 acres of beautiful natural surroundings. A key feature of the park is the 54-acre man-made lake including a paved pathway circling the lake and a boathouse. Dogs are more than welcome by other Fidos and locals as long as they are on a leash.
Worthington dog park is the spot where owners can take off the leash and have their dogs run around and kick up some fun. As the only dog park in Howard County dogs are sure to meet up with old and new companions. The two separate area’s for large dogs and small dogs keep this park fun for dogs of any size.
Other signs that show that Ellicott City not only caters to its people but also to their furry companions are a large amount of pet and dog related monthly activities and dog-friendly stores and restaurants. If you are only able to stay in Elliott City for a short while, book a stay at the Hotel at Turf Valley or the Residence Inn by Marriott as these hotels allow pets.
Historic Ellicott City is the perfect neighborhood for dog owners who also love themselves a bit of history and the beauty that comes with it! Historic Ellicott City in Ellicott City, Maryland, has two large green spaces which offer ample space to walk your happy pooch and a river flowing right through where a quick dip is possible! Patapsco Valley State Park is another large green space where dogs and their owners can enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Even more green space can be found along River Road, just across from the river itself.
Gray Rock Farm is a quaint neighborhood in Ellicott City, where many residents with dogs like to call home. Neighborhood walks are always a pleasure along the heavily treed streets. Gray Rock Park is where pups and their pals, whether human or other dogs, can exercise. The park is on the smaller side so bringing a leash is advisable. Right around the corner in Font Hill is Font Hill Park, which is a larger park where furry companions can explore with more freedom. Leelynn’s Dining Room and Lounge, a dog friendly bistro, is also nearby.
The Worthington neighborhood of Ellicott City in Maryland is one of the best neighborhoods for dogs and their owners. This is because it is home to an off-leash dog park called Worthington Dog Park. Alongside the off-leash park is Worthington Park itself, which is a large green space in the middle of the community where residents can enjoy a nice day at the park with their best friend. Not too far away towards College Avenue is even more green space to explore as well as the river which runs through Ellicott City. Dog owners and dogs alike enjoy dipping their feet in on a hot summer day.
Talbots Landing neighborhood in Ellicott City is a great location for dog owners. Although it is a smaller neighborhood, its residents are fortunate to be surrounded by heavily treed streets and two large parks where they can take their four-legged pals for walks, runs, and bike rides. Rock Branch Park is nearby and is a great area of greenery to explore with your pooch. No matter what your or your furry friend’s speed is, there is an enjoyable walk right outside your front door in Talbots Landing.
Another small and quiet neighborhood in Ellicott City is Greater Pine Orchards Fairways. Located between two great parks in which you can take your dog for a walk, this neighborhood is perfect for dog owners. Kiwanis Wallas Park and Font Hill Park are on opposite ends of the neighborhood and both offer their own perks for pets. Kiwanis is a great green space for some exercise, and Font Hill Park has ample space to walk around and have a dip in the water. Located nearby is the dog friendly restaurant called Beef Brothers where your pooch and you can enjoy a meal.