Based on the calculations of the American Veterinary Medical Association, there were around 8,453 dogs and 9,235 cats in Severna Park, Maryland. Where does the city keep all these animals? There is a wide selection of pet-friendly amenities in the area, making Severna Park a quiet community that is also a top choice for families with pets.
There are various interesting recreational parks in Severna Park, which are perfect for owners to bring their dogs to. Please remember that dogs are only allowed to run loose in the designated off-leash areas.
A special mention goes to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park. This 118-acre linear park follows the old railroad connection between Baltimore and Annapolis, which has been converted to a scenic and paved trail 13 miles in length. The route commands magnificent views and shows some of the exciting parts of Severna’s Park history.
While a little bit outside of town, Downs Park is absolutely recommended for all dog owners in the Severna Park region. This large community park is over 200 acres in size and has something to offer for everyone. The most notable addition, even you're a frequent visitor, to the park, is the dog beach that allows dogs to frolic in the sea and cool down.
Make the short trip out to the Arcadia area for Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach. The quick 20 minute drive and $6 park entrance fee are small prices to pay for access to the beach. This dog beach is partially fenced and has direct access to surf, sand, and fun. Diggers are sure to love the sand, and swimmers can strike out at their own pace. If your dog is more of a “supervisor” type, this popular dog beach offers plenty to oversee. Then leash up and head into the general park for hiking!
The beaches in Anne Arundel county have a lot to recommend them, but there’s another park in the Manhattan Beach and Arundel Beach area of Severna Park that’s waiting to be sniffed out. The Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park stretches all the way out here. This converted rail line has plenty of hiking trails, open areas, and opportunities to explore. The long park gives you a chance to customize your dog’s exercise needs to your own. Step away from the beaches to get a proper hike once in awhile!