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Dog Areas in Cedar Grove

3 Parks
4 Trails
1 Groomer

Commuters in Cedar Grove, NJ certainly appreciate it’s convenient location, but the town has much more to offer than simply being twenty miles from Manhattan. Clustered around a reservoir and close to the shore, Cedar Grove has plenty of nature for you and your pup to sniff out and explore. There are a couple of beautiful county parks in the area, and the West Essex Trail runs right through town! Cedar Grove also has a strong sense of community spirit -- it’s one of the few towns in New Jersey with a museum dedicated to preserving its heritage. There are two vets in town to take good care of your buddy, with 24-hour care available in nearby Fairfield.

There’s no dedicated dog park in Cedar Grove, but there are plenty of options for on-leash exercise! If the county parks don’t pique your pup’s interest, Cedar Grove Community Park has six acres of well-maintained green space ideal for a more sedate stroll with your four-legged friend. There aren’t any pooch-friendly restaurants in town, but don’t worry -- the town is well served by roads and highways, and you’ll find plenty of doggy dining and opportunities for off-leash adventures just a little fur-ther afield!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Cedar Grove

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    Population Density 2,523/sq mi

    #1 East Cedar Grove

    Right on the border of Cedar Grove and nearby Montclair, the Mills Reservation is 157 acres of wooded wonderland. This pawesome reservation is beloved by local dog owners for its easily walkable trails. The main loop can be walked in just about under an hour by athletically inclined pooches and their owners, but there are a couple of other pathways to explore off the beaten track! Parking is available on both the Cedar Grove and Montclair sides, and there are trash cans throughout the county park, but remember to bring your own water and bags.
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    Population Density 3,411/sq mi

    #2 West Cedar Grove

    The Hilltop Reservation in West Cedar Grove is a fun hike for most of the year, but it's extra special in fall, when the natural deciduous woodland bursts into a riot of color that has to be seen to be believed. Make no bones about it, nature loving pups will love exploring the miles of trails winding through this vast county park, but keep them on a short leash if they’ve a tendency to tear off after squirrels and other wildlife! Despite the name, there’s not much of an incline on most of the trails in the Hilltop Reservation, so it’s suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
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    Population Density 6,710/sq mi

    #3 Downtown Caldwell


    While there’s nowhere in downtown Caldwell to let your furry friend run free, the Pupcake Dog Bakery on Bloomfield Avenue makes this neighborhood a real mutts-visit! The knowledgeable staff at this local gem are always on hand to help you and you buddy pick out healthy treats or more occasional indulgences, like peanut butter bones and doggy birthday cakes. For treats for humans (with pups in tow), try the excellent Gellotti’s Ice Cream just down the street! Afterwards, you and your pooch can burn it all off with a leashed walk around Grover Cleveland Park.

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    Population Density 6,726/sq mi

    #4 Montclair

    You’d have to be barking mad not to take the trip to the Brockdale Dog Park in Montclair! This pawesome park has its own doggy obstacle course, so your pooch is guaranteed a thorough and entertaining workout. There are separate areas for large and small dogs, plenty of seats for owners, and water and bags are provided, so all you need to do is BYOB (bring your own beast)! Once you and your pup are all tired out, you two can chow down at Just Jake’s on Park Street. This furrific spot caters for canine companions at their outdoor patio, and they’ll even refill your dog’s water bowl.
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  5. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 6,069/sq mi

    #5 Bloomfield

    The Watsessing Dog Park in Bloomfield may be a twenty-minute drive from Cedar Grove, but it’d still be a huge faux-paws to give this off-leash area a miss! Unlike the Brockdale park, there’s no doggy obstacle course, but there’s still enough space in both the small and large dog area for a spirited game of catch! There’s plenty of seating for humans, and the park is well-shaded, so you can take your pooch here in the summer without worrying about them getting overheated. There are two doggy drinking fountains, and bags are provided on-site.
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