A part of the New York metropolitan area, Ewing is a vibrant and energetic township, offering up plenty to see and do. With numerous parks within the town's boundaries, as well as dog-friendly restaurants and a highly rated veterinary hospital, this town is even more fun to explore when you have a pooch with you.
There are over 630 acres of parkland in total in Ewing, meaning that there is always going to be somewhere new and exciting to take your pup to. At 70 acres in size, Banchoff Park is one of the largest parks in town, and not only has a pond, tennis courts, a playground, open grassy lawns, and walking trails, but is also home to the Banchoff Park Dog Park. This fully fenced-off dog park is the pawfect spot for Fido to have an off-lead run, with a human and doggie water fountain on site for when your pooch gets thirsty.
Another park in Ewing worth a visit is Higgs Park, where you will find three acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. A section of the park is home to a basketball court, playground, gazebo and picnic areas, while the rest of the park features woodland, complete with walking trails.
If you and your pup enjoy longer hiking trails, the Johnson Trolley Line Trail cuts through Ewing Township. This trail follows the corridor of an old trolley line, stretching out for just under two miles.
With so many pawtastic walks to be had, your pup's tail will not stop wagging when out and about in Ewing.
Ewing's Sherbrooke neighborhood is home to a couple of parks that your pooch will definitely love. Moody Park is one of the finest parks in town, with 32 acres of greenery to explore. There are several facilities within the park, including sports fields, a playground, a clubhouse and picnic benches, as well as a paved walking path. Not too far away is Sherbrook Park, and although this is a smaller neighborhood park, this park tends to be quite popular with the pooches of Ewing. There is a basketball court and playground here, as well as the Ewing Community Gardens, although your dog will not be allowed to enter into this enclosed area.
If your pup enjoys longer walks, then Willis Drive is the neighborhood to head to. The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail cuts through this neighborhood, and this is one of the most popular recreational corridors in all of New Jersey. The trail stretches out for 77 miles, spanning three counties, with the majority of it running alongside the Delaware and Raritan Canal, meaning gorgeous waterfront views most of the way. If you and your pooch are feeling hungry after all of that walking, stop off at the Erini Restaurant for a bite to eat. This dog-friendly restaurant serves up American cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, and are open for both lunch and dinner.
Although Hampton Hill is quite a residential neighborhood, there is a large park here that can often get quite busy. Temple Park is a passive park, meaning that although there may not be many facilities here, there is still plenty of natural beauty all around. The park is mostly wooded, with a dense canopy of mature trees that make this the pawfect dog walk, even on hot days. There are a few walking trails meandering their way through the park, but keep in mind that these are not frequently maintained, so can sometimes end up overgrown with vegetation. Dogs are welcome in this park, but a lead is essential, as are doggie bags and some drinking water for Fido.
There are even more parks to be found in the Ewing Pennington Road neighborhood, making this a great area in which to spend a few hours with Fido. Begin at the Armstrong Park, which is home to a couple of sports teams that make use of all of their sporting facilities. Also within this park is a paved path, a concession stand and some benches. Not too far away from here is the John S. Watson Park, which boasts 66 acres of beautiful landscaping. There are a couple of sports facilities here, including an outdoor ice skating rink, as well as picnic tables, BBQ areas, and a playground.
Dogs love to eat, and if chicken is your pup's meat of choice, then Fido will definitely love the Glendale neighborhood. This is where Chicken Holiday is located, a dog-friendly restaurant with two outdoor tables where you and your pooch can dine together. This is an extremely highly rated restaurant, with all of the chicken dishes cooked fresh to order in the restaurant's pressure fryer, resulting in tender and juicy mouthfuls each time. This restaurant also offers a takeaway service, which is ideal for when you and your pup are looking for a bite to eat on-the-go. Don't forget to ask for a bowl of water for Fido!