Fairfield is full of beautiful outdoor spaces. Two nearby nature preserves give a person and a leashed dog a wilderness experience, but visitors and residents of Fairfield don't need to leave town to have a furrific adventure! Great Piece Meadows is located within the city limits. This nature preserve has over 1,000 acres of wetland. This is a place where the sounds of marsh birds are heard crisply echoing over the lake. There are no designated trails on the preserve, only a footpath around the lake. Kayaks are a frequent sight on the lake.
Ten miles west of town is a second wetland preserve, Troy Meadows. This preserve has over 3,000 acres of marsh. The hiking at Troy Meadows is not easy, though. The terrain is uneven, muddy, and has natural obstacles like fallen logs. An untouched landscape rewards the challenge.
A less rigorous bit of outdoor fun can be had at one of the city’s parks. The largest city park is located on Hollywood Avenue. Paved walking paths, bathroom facilities and picnic tables makes this park an ideal stop for a person and a leashed dog. A stop at the Manhattan Bagel lets you and your pup eat some breakfast together at one of their dog-friendly outdoor tables. The town has five veterinary clinics that offer routine care as well an emergency hospital that operates around the clock.
No matter whether you're looking to eat, play, or relax in Fairfield with your pooch, this quaint town is the pawfect place to enjoy a getaway with your best furry friend!
A dog-friendly room is waiting for a person and their traveling pup at La Quinta Inn & Suites on 38 Two Bridges Road. La Quinta Inn welcomes up to two dogs under fifty pounds for no additional fee. Rover Ranch & Spa located on Fairfield Road has everything to pamper your favorite pooch. The facility has two indoor playgrounds and one outdoor some mutts-needed off-leash fun. There’s always a party going on at the Ranch! The outdoor play area encompasses 1,500 square feet and includes a nature trail. Rover also offers other services in addition to the pup playgrounds, so you can rest easy know your pooch is in good paws -- er, hands.
Montclair is eleven miles east of Fairfield. Montclair has really gone to the dogs--but we mean that in the best way, of course! Brookdale Dog Park, located at 20 Bellevue Avenue, has all the amenities. This fully fenced dog park includes a large and small dog enclosure. The drinking fountains are designed for both the person and pup. The ground is a mixture of gravel mulch and grass. Large trees provide pet parents with some shade while they sit on benches and watch their canines have fun. Active and agile pups will love showing their stuff on the agility equipment here! Waste stations are stocked and handy. For additional exercise, the main park has expansive open green spaces, paved walking paths, and picnic sites.
Parsippany is eleven miles west of Fairfield. Cameron Dog Park is located at 129 S Beverwyck Road. This fully fenced dog park has lots of lush green grass for a pawsome good time! There is a separate space for the smaller dogs, too. A few brightly colored tunnels add to the amusement. Water fountains designed for human and canine make it easy to stay and play for awhile. Waste stations supply the poop bags so you don't have to. A few benches dot the perimeter of the dog park, but a stray shade tree is at a premium. This dog park is operated by the City of Parsippany. An annual permit is required to play here.
Morristown is fourteen miles southwest of Fairfield. Lewis Morris Dog Park is a fully fenced dog park that makes both local and visiting dogs wag their tails in excitement! There are new friends to sniff, and a country breeze to tickle the ears here. A separately enclosed area keeps the smaller dogs safe. The surface of the dog park is mostly paved, but greenery surrounds it. There could be a few more seats for the human companions, though. For more adventure, a person and a leashed canine can check out the twelve miles of trails in the main park. The county park also has scenic open areas and plenty of spots to picnic.
West Milford is twenty-five miles north of Fairfield, but if you're looking for an un-fur-gettable and unique shopping excursion, this is the pawfect place to find it! The proprietors of the Pequannock Feed & Supply Store maintain a one-acre fully fenced dog park. Dogs have agility equipment to play on, including an a frame and a tunnel. The dog park has water on-site. The surface of the dog park is mostly mud, so the provided hose does help for a cleaner ride home! The dog park is open from 9 am to dusk Monday through Friday. On Saturday, the dog park opens at 9 a.m. and closes 3:30 p.m. On Sunday, it opens at 10 a.m.and closes at 2:30 p.m. The owners of the store do not charge for the use of the dog park, but donations are appreciated. Don't forget to leash up and head inside the store to let Fido pick out a new treat!