Cherry Hill is the second largest (and one of the most beautiful, if you ask the locals) cities in the county and the 15th most populated city in New Jersey. The town is recognized for ridiculously huge shopping center as well as the fact that it serves as the main office of Subaru. Money Magazine listed Cherry Hill as one of the best places to live in America in 2006 and came in eighth on the safest places to live list. Be sure to bring Fido when you visit because with more than 10,000 dogs living in town there are many dog-friendly places to visit.
There are several dog parks in Cherry Hill, with Pooch Park being the most popular according to the locals. The park has about four acres inside Cooper River Park with separate sections for big and small pups, water fountains, seating, and it is even lighted so you can play after dark. Timber Crew has a big dog park nestled in the woods and even has a lake so you can let Fido take a swim if he wants. Triangle Dog Park is a double-gated park with benches, picnic tables, water bowls, and friendly people. Connolly Dog Park is huge and has two sides for big and small dogs, benches, shade trees, toys, and water bowls.
If you and your dog are up for a short bike ride, walk, or jog, then check out Merchantville Bike Path. This 0.75-mile path is straight as an arrow and paved with asphalt the entire way. The trail is lined with tall pine trees and provides plenty of shade for your outdoor activities. Once you’re done on the trail, head over to Pronto Pizza. This pizzeria has outdoor seating that is pet-friendly and a large menu to choose from. Pronto Pizza has almost everything your heart desires, from pizza, pasta, wings, and quesadillas. You and your pup won’t know what to choose!
Cooper River Dog Park is the perfect park to take Fido to when he needs some fun outdoor play time. This dog park is separated into two parks, one for small dogs and one for large dogs, with plenty of space to run around, benches, water, and lots of shade to cool down in. If you don’t want your dog running loose in the dog park, he is more than welcome to wander around Cooper River Park while remaining on leash. Downtown is also home to some pawsome dog-friendly restaurants that are perfect to take your dog out to. Peoples Pizza offers outdoor seating and welcomes your pup to join you as you browse the menu and decide between pizza, pasta, steak sandwiches or wings. If you’re closer to Cooper River Park, then stop by King of Pizza which has New Jersey comfort food and totally welcomes your pup to dine with you.
Grabbing a bite to eat with your pup will never be easier when you’re in Haddon Township. Haddon Township has over 10 dog-friendly restaurants that you and your pup can visit to get your ultimate foodie on. Keg and Kitchen is a restaurant and bar the serves burgers, seafood, and tacos to name a few. Their outdoor patio is dog-friendly and the staff is more than happy to give your pup a head pet while they bring your food out. The Taproom and Grill is the perfect spot to grab a beer and enjoy some pub favorite snacks, like wings, with your pup while you relax. If you’re looking for Greek, Middle Eastern, or Turkish cuisine then head over to Zaffron. Their outdoor tables are pet-friendly and locals love their pesto-rubbed salmon filet, plus they encourage you to BYOB.
On the outskirts of Ellisburg is The Bagel Spot, which serves New York style bagels on their outdoor patio so that your dog can enjoy breakfast or lunch with you. For a different taste, be sure to try the local’s favorites, like the French toast bagel or the egg and cheese sandwich. If brunch isn’t your style, then try out Forno Pizzeria and Grille. Their outdoor seating is dog friendly and the pizzeria is a great place to bring the entire family for a night out. Their staff is so dog friendly, your pup won’t want to leave after his slice of pizza.
Bow Wow Park is a beautiful fenced in dog park for your dog to have some off-leash fun. The park is separated into two, one for dogs under 25 pounds and the other for dogs over 25 pounds. The park has an asphalt path down the middle of it with rocks on one side of the path and grass on the other. There are benches for owners to sit on while their dog runs around, but there are no water stations, so be sure to bring some for your pup. After a nice run at the park, grab a bite to eat at Macaro’s. Macaro’s is a classic Italian deli that has handmade sandwiches, soups, salads, and pasta. The staff loves when you bring your pup along to enjoy lunch at one of their outdoor tables.