Dog walking in Fanwood

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Hi! My name is Meredith and I grew up in New Jersey having been a pet owner my entire life. I am physically fit and am an avid NYC walker. I love meeting new dogs and take the responsibility of dog walking very seriously, making sure that every care and consideration is taken into meeting your dog's specific needs and habits. I look forward to meeting your four-legged best friend!

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Hi there! I have been walking dogs in Hoboken, NJ for 4 years now, which I absolutely love! I have had an endearing love for dogs since 2001 when my parents finally gave into the many pleas of my two younger brothers and I to get us a dog. We were introduced to Tiki, a magnificent Black Labrador, who became the sister we never had.

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Dog Walking in Fanwood

Fanwood is a small and historic town, with many buildings dating back to the Victorian era. In addition to its magnificent architecture, Fanwood also boasts lush green parks, a dog-friendly restaurant, and a reputable animal hospital, making this a great area to take your pooch to.

Your dog will love spending some time at the Forest Road Park. There are sports facilities and a playground here, as well as a walking path for you and Fido to stroll on. 

The Fanwood Nature Center is also worth a visit, and you will find a wide range of plants and wildlife here, as well as a beautiful walking trail. While dogs are allowed to use the trail and explore the park, they must be kept on a lead at all times, and make sure to bring some doggie bags and drinking water with you.

If you would like to treat your pup to a meal, Mara's Café and Bakery has four dog-friendly tables. Although they specialize in breakfast dishes, their artisan lunches are equally tasty, and they are always willing to provide a bowl of cold water for dogs.

With its peaceful and laid-back vibe, Fanwood is pawfect for pooches who want to enjoy a few relaxing dog walks, with both urban and rural surroundings to choose from. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Fanwood

N Ave W/ Prospect St

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Population Density
4,515 per sq. mi.

N Ave W/ Prospect St

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The Westfield neighborhood of N Ave W/ Prospect St is just two and a half miles from Fanwood, and is an extremely dog-friendly area. The 12.6 acre Mindowaskin Park is pawfect for a leisurely dog walk, because not only is it home to a playground, bandstand and picnic areas, but also lush gardens that are beautiful to explore. For pups who enjoy dining out, this neighborhood is home to a wide array of dog-friendly restaurants, such as Turning Point, which specializes in breakfast, brunch and lunch. For traditional Mexican cuisine, take Fido to Tinga Taqueria, while dogs who prefer Italian will love the authentic dishes at Ferraro's.

Mountainside

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Population Density
1,668 per sq. mi.

Mountainside

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The small town of Mountainside is less than four miles from Fanwood, and is where you will find some of the finest parks in the area. Echo Lake Park is large, with everything from sports facilities and fishing areas to a playground, and is also home to the Echo Lake Dog Park. This fenced-off park stretches out for three acres, with separate sections for smaller and larger dogs, giving them all plenty of space to run free off the lead. For another pawtastic walk, head to the 1,945 acre Watchung Reservation, which is the largest nature reserve in Union County. Complete with lakes, walking trails, historic monuments and more, this is a park that your pooch will definitely enjoy. 

Rahway Ave/ Willow Grove Rd

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Population Density
4,346 per sq. mi.

Rahway Ave/ Willow Grove Rd

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Less than a ten minute drive from Fanwood is the Westfield neighborhood of Rahway Ave/ Willow Grove Rd, where you and Fido will find even more spacious green areas to explore. The Tamaques Reservation is home to sports facilities, a playground, and historic monuments, while Tamaques Park boasts even more sports facilities, as well as an eight mile walking path. There is a small area of the park where dogs are allowed to run off the lead, but since this is not fenced-off, your dog needs to be well-trained to make the most of this. Also within this neighborhood is access to Unami Park, which has a large playground and a tree-lined walking path that is pawfect for a stroll with Fido. 

Cranford Town Center

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Population Density
4,488 per sq. mi.

Cranford Town Center

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The Town Center of Cranford is less than five miles from Fanwood, and is not only home to a great park, but also to several dog-friendly restaurants. Begin your day at Droescher's Mill Park, where you will be able to show your pooch the last remaining mill on the Rahway River. Also within this park is the Cranford portion of the Rahway River Parkway, a green stretch of parkland that follows alongside the Rahway River. For a bite to eat afterwards, there are plenty of dog-friendly options available. Ciao Bello has a large outdoor seating area where you and Fido can enjoy some classic Italian dishes, while Romola's Seafood and Grille has a lunch and dinner menu with so much variety. 

Springfield Ave/ West End Pl

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3,668 per sq. mi.

Springfield Ave/ West End Pl

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Just six miles from Fanwood is the Cranford neighborhood of Springfield Ave/ West End Pl, and there are numerous parks for you and your pooch to explore here. At 100 acres in size, Nomahegan Park is the largest, with sports facilities, a playground, picnic areas and a nature trail. Lenape Park, which has been around since the 1850's, is also popular, with walking trails, a famous carousel, and several spacious grassy areas. There are also a couple of smaller parks in this neighborhood worth checking out, such as Hampton Park with its river views, and MacConnell Park with its scenic fishing areas. 

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