South of Washington D.C., lies the city of Waldorf, Maryland. Waldorf has gone through many transformations and has been growing rapidly the last few decades. The city is none the less located in a peaceful, farmland setting. While the tobacco farms that made the town famous are all gone, there are still some other farms operational around Waldorf.
The southern part of Waldorf, Maryland, are dominated by marshlands and the many ponds and streams attract a large diversity of wild animals. The best hiking trails in the Waldorf area to take advantage of the views these wetlands offer are the Rosewick Road Sidepath and the Indian Head Rail Trail.
While there is no off-leash dog park in Waldorf, Maryland, there are two off-leash dog parks in and operated by Charles County. One of them is the White Plains dog park, which is easily accessible for Waldorf residents. The Turkey Hill Dog Park, is located between White Plains and LaPlata and is a little bit further away.
Both parks have a similar design and are one acre in size. The parks are divided into two fenced areas, with one area for small dogs and one area for large dogs. There are also ample benches, a picnic pavilion, and pick-up bags as amenities for the owners.
The Wakefield neighborhood of Waldorf is a great place to reside if you have a pup who enjoys neighborhood walks! What makes Wakefield special is that it allows residents to take their dogs for a walk over to Lambeth Hill Lake where they can have a swim or fetch a stick as you throw it in the water for them. There is also a trail surrounding the lake where dog owners and their pooches can go for a walk on a sunny day! Your pup can run in and out of the water while you carry on by watching him enjoy his fun!
Pinefield is an excellent neighborhood for dogs and their owners to live in. Resident’s have quick and easy access to the local Pinefield Community Park. They also have access to Cedarville State Forest right in their backyard. Just a hop skip and a jump over Dent Road, Cedarville State Forest is a great place to go with your dog and spend the day out in nature going for walks, runs, hikes, swims, bike rides, you name it! This forest is a popular choice for residents of Pinefield as well as surrounding communities, making it a desirable location for dog owners.
Ashford Oaks is a great neighborhood for dog owners to live in as it is conveniently located centrally in Waldorf. It is a great neighborhood for quiet walks around the community, so it is best for dogs who do not fancy the park life or are restricted to leashed walks at all times. For residents who do have dogs that like to frolic through the various green spaces, being located in Ashford Oaks is great as dog owners have a variety of parks and forests surrounding the neighborhood that they can access within a relatively equal distance.
The Springhaven neighborhood is a smaller community which makes it great for dog owners who have more senior or low energy pups. Neighborhood walks are a great past time in this neighborhood and for dog owners with higher energy pooches who enjoy the outdoors. Residents also have quick access to Mattawoman Creek just north of the neighborhood. Surrounding the creek are lots of mature, grown in trees, providing that forest feel that many city dwellers seek and dogs love. As Springhaven is centrally located, its residents have a pick of many of the parks and forests nearby!
The Meadows at Whiteoak is a teeny tiny neighborhood, making it great for dog owners who want to reside in a quiet neighborhood where they and their pooches can relax! Though it doesn’t have its own park for pups to play in, it is located near Cedarville State Forest, which is a large green space with a vast amount of trees, trails, and water. Located closeby in its neighboring community of Pinefield is Pinefield Community Park, where residents enjoy taking their four-legged companions for a walk, run, bike ride, or any other fun activity!