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Dog Areas in Sykesville

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Sykesville is a unique and charming town in Maryland, lovingly called the "Coolest Small Town in America." The area was once a railroad hub right against the Patapsco River. Now, Sykesville is a growing and thriving community with plenty of attractions to keep your whole family entertained all year long. There is a variety of real estate available to incoming families looking for a pawesome little town like this to settle down. The town is designated as a nationally recognized Main Street Community, with a vibrant business and restaurant sector. The railroad has and always will be the mainstay of the town. The town pays homage to this history through attraction like their S&P Railway model train displays and the Little Sykes Railway Park. 

There are several green parks throughout the area where dog walkers will find plenty of space to exercise their pups. Additionally, there are lots of access points to the Patapsco River where hiking, fishing, and tubing are incredibly popular during the spring and summer months. There are several animal hospitals about 5 minutes to the north in Eldersburg. The staff at each one will make sure your furry friend is in great shape so that you can get back to all of the fun activities waiting for your family in Sykesville!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Sykesville

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    Population Density 2,807/sq mi

    #1 North Sykesville

    North Sykesville is a quiet part of town where there is a lot of open room to roam with your pup. The Harold Burkett Park is full of rolling hills and tall trees that are simply pawfect for those relaxing walks at dusk or on the weekends. Piney Run Park is just a few minutes to the north of this neighborhood.  This impressive natural area is home to a 300-acre lake and five full miles of hiking trails. The park is loved by those who love to hike, fish, or just explore new tree-covered places with their beloved puppers.
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    Population Density 2,807/sq mi

    #2 Historic District


    The historic district of Sykesville is a must-see for both travelers and new residents. Here, you'll find some furrific parks where you can rest and relax, such as the Miller Cooper Park, complete with pavilions and picnic areas. You can stroll the many nature trails with your dog or check out the open fields of grass. Part of the Civil War Trail is found in this area, with several historical markers lighting the way down a walk through time. If you get hungry, there is a dog-friendly deli in the area with plenty of chef-inspired menu options to satisfy any craving that you can enjoy at their outdoor tables. 

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    Population Density 725/sq mi

    #3 Gaither

    In the community of Gaither, just a few minutes outside of Sykesville, you will find a natural area worth wagging about! The Hugg-Thomas Wildlife Management Area was once the estate of the founder of the town of Sykesville. It is comprised of 275 acres of land altogether. You can even visit the ruins of the Hugg Mansion, built in the 19th century. This wildlife area is open for hiking, hunting, and bird-watching throughout the year. Hunters will find deer, rabbits, and doves all through this park. Wild turkeys also roam the property and make for quite a sight if you come across one!
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    Population Density 725/sq mi

    #4 Marriottsville

    Marriottsville is a community that rests right in the heart of the Patapsco Valley. The Patapsco Valley State Park - McKeldin Area is incredibly popular with dog walkers and nature lovers from all over the state. You will meet people who drove for an hour or more just to spend some time on the trails in this park. The trails are multi-use, so you will pass by other dog walkers, hikers, mountain bikers, and even equestrians throughout your travels in the park! Golf and fishing enthusiasts are also welcome. If you plan on staying for a while, make sure you have plenty of drinking water!
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    Population Density 2,807/sq mi

    #5 South Sykesville

    South Sykesville is a lovely place where your pup is free to be a pup! The Aluminum Bridge is a historical landmark right in the middle of the neighborhood where you and your pup can walk across a piece of the town's history while reading all about the town's railroad roots. If you start to get a little hungry or you need a pick-me-up, French Twist Cafe is a wonderful place with outdoor seating that welcomes dogs where you can get gourmet coffee and authentic French dishes. Just make sure you bring your waste bags with you when sniffing around South Sykesville.
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