Colonia's relaxed and low-key vibe appeals to many, especially those seeking some downtime with their four-legged companions. With sprawling green parks, dog-friendly restaurants, and a highly-rated veterinary clinic, Colonia offers up everything you and Fido could need for a pawtastic time.
There are numerous pockets of green to be found around Colonia, and while not all of them may be official parks, they are still such scenic spots for a dog walk. The park at Valley Road is home to a small playground and several trees for Fido to sniff at, while the large expanse of green that runs along the E Lincoln Hwy encompasses a portion of the South Branch Rahway River, and offers up some picturesque views. Since neither of these are dedicated dog parks, you will need to bring a lead, as well as doggie bags and drinking water.
When it comes to safety around town, Colonia ranks quite highly, so you will not need to worry about venturing out after dark with Fido. With a number of streets remaining quite busy until late, there will always be something going on in Colonia for you and your pooch to check out.
a compact layout that makes it easy to explore, as well as both large
and small parks to check out, Colonia is a pawsome place to spend
some time in with your four-legged pal.
Less than five miles from Colonia is the small town of Sewaren, which is where you will find the Sewaren Dog Park. This dedicated dog park features separate areas for smaller and larger dogs, as well as a water fountain, a doggie bag receptacle, an agility area, and even a gazebo for owners to wait at while their pooches play. Sewaren also provides access to the 126 acre William Warren Park, with sports facilities, picnic areas, playgrounds and mini theater. If your pup would prefer a smaller park, there are a few options available, including the Buffer Strip Park and the Captain Carlsen Park, both of which offer scenic river views.
About an eight minute drive from Colonia is the Madison Hill neighborhood of Clark, which is home to the famous Rahway River Park. This historic, well-maintained park was constructed in 1926, and is best known for its open fields and panoramic views, with a paved trail to help you and your pooch explore it all. If Fido is still not tired, head on over to Esposito Park, where you will find sports facilities, a playground, picnic areas and a skating area. There is also a beautiful walking path here, winding its way for half a mile around the freshwater wetlands, although you will need to keep your dog on a lead at all times.
The Rahway neighborhood of Madison Hill Rd/ Stone St is just two miles from Colonia, and is where you will find some pawriffic parks. Milton Lake Park, with its sports facilities, playgrounds and more, is one of the most popular, and although it can get quite busy at times, its riverside setting and well-shaded lake still exude an aura of peacefulness. Madison Avenue Park is also in this neighborhood, and is home to sports fields, picnic areas, and a walking path that will take you and Fido around the park. Since both of these are urban parks, a lead is essential, and you will also need to bring doggie bags and drinking water.
Just a ten minute drive from Colonia lies the Linden neighborhood of Tremley/ Tremley Point, which is home to quite a few pawsome activities. Begin at the scenic Memorial Park, which is not only home to sports facilities and picnic areas, but also to the Linden Dog Park. This fenced-off park is the pawfect place to let Fido have a run off the lead, but while drinking water is provided, you will still need to bring your own doggie bags. If the two of you need to cool down afterwards, the dog-friendly Menchie's Frozen Yogurt is just a short walk away, and serves up 100 rotating yogurt flavors alongside more than 70 rotating toppings.
The Chain O Hills Rd/ N Hill Rd neighborhood is always popular with pooches, as this is where you will find the 179 acre Merrill Park. This is one of the largest parks in the area, and is home to sports facilities, picnic groves, playgrounds, and even an animal haven with several farm animals to see. The paved walking trail here is just under a mile long and loops its way around the park, ensuring that you and your pup are able to see all of the park's highlights. For a sweet treat afterwards, take your pup to the dog-friendly Carvel Ice Cream, where the two of you can sample everything from sundaes to shakes.