I absolutely adore animals and I spend time volunteering at an animal shelter. I have a pup of my own named Chloe whose a terrier mix and usually pet sit for friends and families when they're out of town. I'm also pretty great with dogs of all shapes and sizes!
Located along the Hudson River, the borough of Edgewater has a rich historical background. Edgewater was where the first colony in Bergen County was founded, and where Native American people lived prior to colonists. The two known tribes local to the Edgewater area are the Lenape and the Tappan.
Edgewater is directly across from the borough of Manhattan in New York City. There are several shopping areas in Edgewater, including Town Centre, Binghamton Shopping Plaza, and Mitsuwa Marketplace. A beautiful river walk along the Hudson River is perfect for walking your dog by the waterfront. While you’re wandering around town, be sure to see the beautiful colony of monk parakeets that you can easily observe from Memorial Park! Edgewater is also known as the filming site for the movie Cop Land, which starred Sylvester Stallone.
There are two pet-friendly lodging accommodations available in Edgewater for a modest price. The Edge is a local hotel that allows a small dog to join you. Edgewater Airbnb Rentals allow bigger dogs and don’t restrict the number of dogs that can accompany you. More lodging accommodations are available in New York City. There are ten dog-friendly restaurants for you to choose from and enjoy in Edgewater as well, serving anything from seafood to alcoholic beverages.
Edgewater is the pawfect place for dog owners who want to visit the Big Apple, but prefer to stay on the outskirts of the hustle and bustle.
Downtown Edgewater has many interesting restaurants for you and your pup to check out together. Pier 115 Bar & Grill is located on 115 River Road. This fine dining restaurant has 6 dog-friendly tables and couches. Jack’s Lobster Shack is located just down the street, and offers mostly a seafood menu. Jack’s has 3 dog-friendly tables. The Brownstone Pancake Factory at 860 River Road offers unique pancakes that can be eaten at any time of day. The Pancake Factory reserves 14 dog-friendly tables for its customers. La Vecchia Napoli, located at 2 Hilliard Avenue, serves up mostly Italian fare. It has 7 dog-friendly outdoor tables.
Montclair is located 20 miles west of Edgewater. Brookdale Dog Park is located at 20 Bellevue Ave. This fully fenced dog park gives dogs a chance to run and socialize with other canines. This dog park has surface made of dusty gravel mulch, which stays in the coats of some dogs. Dogs have agility equipment to play and climb on. Water is available for people and their dogs. Nearby benches give the human companion a chance to watch while their pup plays. Plenty of waste bags are provided, and quick cleanup is expected. The surrounding pathway makes for a leisurely walk on leash for human and dog.
Woodbridge is 30 miles south of Edgewater. Woodbridge Dog Park is a favorite of locals and visitors from miles around. Here, dogs can be dogs. Off-leash socialization begins the second pup enters one of the two entrances. Small dogs have a separate area all their own. Whichever area your dog needs, your furry friend will have a ton of fun playing with some new friends. This dog park has numerous pieces of colorful plastic agility pieces on which to climb. The dog park has water onsite. Waste bags, too, are in good supply. A gazebo and benches are pluses for the human companion.
Jersey City is 22 miles south of Edgewater. Lincoln Dog Park is located at West Park Drive and Lakeview Drive. This fully fenced dog park gives ample space for your dog to run and play. (A separate enclosure for small dogs may be a recent addition.) The surface is mostly dirt. A few large trees in the dog park provide some shade. Benches and chairs are situated under the trees so the human companion gets some shade while supervising their pup. Waste bags are in ready supply for convenient cleanups. Water is available on-site. A few kiddie pools give dogs a relief from the summer sun.
Ridgewood is 16 miles north of Edgewater. Ridgewood Bark Park is located at 257 E. Ridgewood Ave. This fully fenced dog park has sufficient room for any dog to get some exercise outdoors. Small dogs have a separate fenced area. A few pieces of agility equipment dot the large dog area, and add some variety in the exercise program. The surface is dirt. Many dogs get a bit dusty or dirty after a ruff day of play in this dog park. This dog park does not have water available, so be sure to bring your own. Walking paths around the dog park with a view of a small duck pond make for some easy on-leash exercise for dog and human companion.