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Dog Areas in Fort Washington, MD

2 Parks
1 Trail

If you live in Fort Washington, you know how many fun things there are here to do with dogs. With its two large parks and one great walking trail, Fort Washington is perfect for every pup! If your dog needs a check-up, Fort Washington has one highly-rated veterinary clinic that can see to all your dog’s needs.

When you and your dog are in the mood for a nice long walk, head to Henson Creek Trail. This 5.7-mile trail follows the peaceful Henson Creek, and it goes through Fort Washington and into the neighboring town of Oxon Hill. This lovely trail welcomes dogs on-leash.

If you’re looking for a fun day out at the park, head to Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. This huge 1,754-acre park is about 23 miles from Fort Washington, and it has over 32 miles of hiking trails that go through beautiful forests and woodland areas. Dogs are allowed on-leash in this park.

Fort Washington and its surrounding area are home to numerous dog-friendly parks and dog-friendly restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or a nice meal out with your pup, Fort Washington is perfect for you!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Fort Washington, MD

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    Population Density 1,314/sq mi

    #1 Fort Washington Road


    This beautiful neighborhood is home to the fort that Fort Washington is named after. This fort is located within Fort Washington Park, a  park that welcomes dogs on-leash. If you’re in the mood for a long walk, check out the Fort Washington Loop. This 3.7-mile trail circles the entire park, and it offers beautiful views of the Potomac River and Fort Washington itself. You’ll also get to go through beautiful wooded areas. There are a couple steep points on the trail, but most of the trail is nice and flat. This fun and easy hike is perfect for adventurous pups.

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    Population Density 3,013/sq mi

    #2 Fortside Drive


    This neighborhood is home to Fort Washington’s other major fort, Fort Foote. This fort is located within Fort Foote Park. This park allows dogs on-leash, and it’s full of fascinating historical sites. It also has some great hikes to take with your pup. If you’re interested in Civil War history, check out the Civil War Ruins trail. This 1.7-mile loop trail passes by Civil War bunkers and cannons, and it also offers amazing views of the Potomac River. You and your pup will have a great time exploring all of the natural and historical sites in this park!

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    Population Density 8,062/sq mi

    #3 Old Town North


    Looking for a pawesome off-leash dog park? Head to Old Town North in Alexandria, and check out Founders Park’s off-leash area. This dog park is only 13 miles from Fort Washington, and it has plenty of space for your dog to run. Be aware that the off-leash area isn’t fenced in, so make sure to keep your pup under voice control. When your dog is finished playing, bring them over to Blackwell Hitch for a delicious lunch. This restaurant serves tasty dishes made with local seafood, including Maryland crab and Atlantic salmon. Dogs are welcome at this restaurant’s front patio, and your server will happily bring your dog a bowl of fresh water. 

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    Population Density 366/sq mi

    #4 St. Charles Parkway


    For a great off-leash dog park, head over to the St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf, and check out the White Plains Dog Park. This one-acre dog park has a separate area for large dogs and small/shy dogs. It also has a picnic pavilion where owners can sit while their dogs play. There’s water available in summer, but in winter, the water is shut off. Because of that, it’s a good idea to bring a water bottle for your pup during the colder months of the year. If you want to go out for lunch after your day in the park, head to the Hard Times Café. This casual restaurant has six dog-friendly outdoor tables, and serves classic all-American dishes like burgers, wings, and chili dogs.

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    Population Density 3,359/sq mi

    #5 Navy Yard


    Washington DC’s Navy Yard neighborhood has a pawesome off-leash dog area within Yards Park. This park is about 15 miles from Fort Washington, and it has an all-gravel dog run and benches where owners can sit and watch their dogs. When your dog is finished playing, put them back on their leash and take them for a walk along the Yards Park’s beautiful riverside path. Then, grab lunch or dinner with your pup at one of the area’s numerous dog-friendly restaurants. If you’re in the mood for Mexican fare, check out modern Mexican spot Agua 301. Or, go for tasty Thai food or sushi at Kruba. You and your pup won’t have to worry about running out of fun things to do in this neighborhood!

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