Mardela Springs is a small town in the state of Maryland, near the Delaware state line, in the southeastern most portion of the state. Originally settled in the 1700’s, it became popular in the 1840’s as a resort town, for the health-offering springs here. Still welcoming to visitors from all over, as well as the pup-tastic ones, look no further than the Lonestar Animal Hospital located here to care for your pup, should the situation arise.
Pack up your pup and head to the Mardela Springs Park with your fur-ever friend for some outdoor fun. This park features 4 acres of open space, where Fido would enjoy being taken for an on-leash walk. Let the kiddies play on the playground while you relax with your pup under the shade trees. Sports courts and ball fields top off the amenities here, where you can catch a town game in progress! Why not take lunch to share under the pavilion shelters on their provided picnic tables? There are restroom facilities on site, along with water fountains to fill Fido’s dish.
Mardela Springs is a great place to enjoy one-on-one quality time with your pup in the state of Maryland.
Head to the Phillips Landing/ Nanticoke Wildlife Area in the West Laurel neighborhood, in the town of Laurel, 14 miles northeast of Mardela Springs. Here you can pick up the Chesapeake Bay Historic Water Trail for some great hiking fun with your pawtastic pup. You can take Fido for an on leash walk here for 2 miles along the Nanticoke River and watch the boaters which frequent this area. If you have a kayak or canoe, you can put it in here. Afterwards, enjoy lunch on the waterside tables and enjoy the scenic views. Restrooms are available but no water.
In the town of Sharptown, 7.8 miles north of Mardela Springs, two parks are waiting for you and your pup to enjoy. Cope Bennett Park, located on the Nanticoke River, has a terrific walking path to hike with Fido on leash. This greenway trail meanders along water’s edge and makes its way to Cherry Beach Park, which offers more fun for all. There is a playground here and a large picnic pavilion. Or head to Gene Lowe Park which offers 3.7 acres of sports courts and fields and a playground for the kids. Open spaces for walking are fun here.
The Vienna Waterfront Park, in the town of Vienna, 6 miles northwest of Mardela Springs, features great outdoor space for you and your pup to enjoy the day together. The open green areas offer landscaped grounds directly on the water for you and Fido to take a stroll and view all the scenic beauty of the area. A lovely pavilion offers visitors to sit, relax and listen to the live music festivals which frequent this park during the summer months. Your pup is welcome on leash throughout. Restrooms are on site. Please bring mutt mitts to keep the park clean.
Just the ticket for some outdoor exploration is Leonard’s Mill Park, 12 miles west of Mardela Springs, in the North Salisbury neighborhood in Salisbury. This is a hiker’s paradise where you and Fido can carve your own path on its 313 acres. This ecosystem offers a mix of trees, animals and endangered birds. Hike for miles and take in all that nature has to offer. Many out-of-the-way places allow your pup to remain off leash. Plan to take boots and towels for your pawtastic friend, as some ground areas remain wet year-round. No restrooms are on site.