The Bedminster Township is a place most people with dogs with love to live. This tiny town of fewer than 10,000 people has dedicated 34 acres of land for recreational use. This acreage includes five parks which provide green spaces for leashed dogs.
The Knox Avenue Recreation Area invites a person with their pup to walk on its easy paved path complete with game tables and benches along the way. Miller Lane Park is another one of the township's small outdoor spots. It has a playground area and shaded picnic area as well as fishing -- an outdoor activity many people can enjoy with a furry friend. Pluckemin Schoolhouse Park offers some green space as well as picnic sites complete with barbecue grills.
The township has several walking paths, with the longest being a 2.6-mile trail that connects two of its neighborhoods, the Village and the Hills. This trail begins at Main and Elm streets and takes the walker on a path shaded by dozens of native trees and near many of the township's parks. A leashed dog may trek on all the township's pathways.
After a brisk walk or outing, chow down at any of the township's dog-friendly eateries! The Cafe Carriage House, located at 302 US-202, offers up some tasty sandwiches. There is one-dog friendly picnic table for a person and a pup to sit down for burger or panini. Rocco's Pizza and Restaurant welcomes canine customers at their seven outdoor tables, and serves hearty Italian fare for lunch and dinner.
Twenty-seven miles might seem like a long way to drive for a dog park, but your pooch will bark his praises when you arrive at Cameron Dog Park! The dog park doesn't leave small dogs out -- there is a separately fenced space just for them! Water is provided on-site, so no worries if you leave that water bottle behind. Waste baggies are supplied at the dog park too, so you and Fido have everything you need. This natural terrain is beloved by pups as they scamper through some long summer grass. Human companions, though, with less nimble feet, should walk carefully -- the terrain has uneven spots. A large tree gives some limited shade, and there are a few seats where dog owners can chill out while watching over their pups. This dog park requires registration with the city prior to visiting.