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!
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.