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Dog Areas in Augusta, NJ

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Augusta is a community in Frankford Township in Sussex County, New Jersey, and it's home to nearly 900 people. Each year, Augusta hosts the New Jersey State Fair and the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show, so there's an influx of visitors a few times each year. Augusta is in a geologically interesting position, nestled in between the Kittatinny Mountains and the New Jersey Highlands. The area also lies on the Ordovician Martinsburg Formation, which was formed in about 450 million B.C. Whether you're visiting Augusta or you live there year-round, there are all sorts of ways to enjoy the area, and many of them happen to be dog-friendly!

The Sussex Branch Trail is an 18-mile trail that runs through Sussex County. You can access the trail from southwestern Augusta, and it's popular with inline skaters, cyclists, joggers, and dog walkers. Your dog will have to remain on a leash while they trek the trail with you, and along the way, you'll see parklands, forests, and many other natural wonders. Many of those who visit the Sussex Branch Trail say the highlight of the journey is stopping into Kittatinny Valley State Park, where you can spot more than 200 species of birds. When you're not hiking the Sussex Branch Trail, you and Molly can make the short drive to a nearby off-leash park.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Augusta, NJ

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    Population Density 215/sq mi

    #1 Woodbourne

    If you and your pup drive northeast for less than 10 minutes, you'll arrive at the Wantage Dog Park in southern Wantage, New Jersey. This is the only off-leash dog park in Sussex County, and it sits on eight acres of land which are separated into different sections for big and small dogs. There are plenty of features both you and your dog will enjoy in the park, including agility equipment, a stream where your dog can swim, seating areas, and fresh drinking water. For your convenience, the park also provides visitors with waste disposal supplies, and visitors love how clean and well-kept the Wantage Dog Park is.
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    Population Density 859/sq mi

    #2 Budd Lake

    Turkey Brook Park is a 267-acre park in Mount Olive Township, and it's a little more than 20 miles from Augusta. Within the park, you'll find sports fields, playgrounds, trails, a historic mansion, and much more. You'll also discover the Mt. Olive Dog Park inside Turkey Brook Park, and this two-acre off-leash park has big and small dog areas. As an added security measure, the dog park is double-gated, and it has shade structures and seating areas inside. While the park provides doggy bags, be sure to bring your own water supply. Your dog can join you in other areas of Turkey Brook Park if they're kept on a leash.
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    Population Density 1,168/sq mi

    #3 Ledgewood

    Ledgewood is a community in Roxbury Township that's home to around 2,500 people. In half an hour, you and your pooch can drive to Emmans Park. This Ledgewood Park has soccer and baseball fields, as well as an updated off-leash park. The Roxbury Dog Park at Emmans Park takes up about an eighth of an acre of land, and dogs of all sizes can interact in the same space. There are pieces of agility equipment in the park like bridges and tunnels, and there are also play fire hydrants. Be sure to pick up a $20 annual membership before visiting the park.
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    Population Density 791/sq mi

    #4 Southwest Randolph

    Around 25,000 people call the Randolph Township in Morris County their home, and the southwestern corner of the town is less than 30 miles from Augusta. This is where you'll find the Randolph Township Dog Park, an off-leash dog park that allows dogs of all sizes to interact in the same area without being separated by their weight. There are some pieces of agility equipment in the park, as well as a doggy fountain and a decommissioned fire hydrant that dogs really get a kick out of. Visitors note that the regulars at the Randolph Township Dog Park are friendly and welcoming to newcomers.
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    Population Density 315/sq mi

    #5 Vernon Valley

    You and your doggo can drive to the Vernon Off-Leash Dog Park in northwestern Vernon Township in only 20 minutes, and this dog park is beloved by visitors and locals alike. It opened in 2013, and in 2015, the two-acre off-leash park added a separate small dog area. Dedicated community members worked hard to raise funds to build this park, and while the park is free to use, donations are always appreciated for park maintenance. Pet parents will enjoy the seating and shade areas in the park, and the Vernon Off-Leash Dog Park also has fresh drinking water for dogs and a supply of doggy bags.
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