Just nine miles from Washington, D.C., Kensington has the same historical richness of the capitol city, without all the traffic. This small town is full of charm resonating from its start back in 1837. Though old, Kensington is anything but sleepy! Its lively culture and focus on active lifestyles make Kensington vibrant. Kensington’s streets are lined with historical buildings that house art galleries, restaurants, music venues and shops. The quaint town also hosts a farmer’s market every Saturday year-round at the Historic Train Station.
Leash your pup and visit some of Kensington’s beautifully kept parks. Ken-Gar Palisades Park has 20 acres of open space to explore with your dog. The park has a picnic area, a playground, sports fields and tennis courts. If you’re looking for some substantial exercise with Fido, hop on the Rock Creek Trail that runs through the west side of the park. This 14-mile trail runs north to Rockville and south to Washington, DC. You and your four-legged friend will love taking a scenic walk or bike ride through this forested corridor next to Rock Creek.
In the event that your pet needs urgent medical attention or just a yearly check-up, Kensington has five veterinary clinics to care for your furry friend.
For eats in Kensington, check out Java Nation. They love to host people and their pups, and even have dog water bowls available at their pet-friendly outdoor seating area. The café serves yummy coffee and smoothies plus sandwiches, crepes and baked goods.
Locals and visitors – and their dogs – all agree! Kensington is a furrific place to spend time with Fido!