Birthplace of the American film industry, Fort Lee has a robust population of 40,000 and tons of dog-friendly areas. With approximately twenty vet clinics within a ten-minute drive and a top rated dog park less than two miles away from the city center, Fort Lee has a lot to offer pups and pup owners -- especially considering its proximity to Manhattan and other New York boroughs.
One of the most popular destinations for Fort Lee residents is Lakeview Park (also known as the Leonia Dog Park). This park is leash-free from dawn to dusk, and it’s a place where dogs are encouraged to socialize and play. The area is complete with two picnic tables, an awning, swings, and access to water and water bowls for your pup.
If you’re up for something a bit more adventurous, take a quick eight-mile drive over to the Big Apple to visit Central Park. In this gorgeous 843-acre park, dogs are allowed off leash any time before 9:00 am and after 9:00 pm. Throughout the 136 acres of park woodland, there are twenty-three dog-friendly areas for you and Fido to enjoy (including over fifteen dog fountains). Guests boast about the beautiful trails and grassy areas this nearby New York staple has to offer.
With countless Fido-friendly restaurants and parks both in Fort Lee and in nearby areas, this city has everything you need to enjoy free time with your pet!
With a stunning view of the George Washington bridge, and nestled on the beautiful riverside, Highbridge Dog Park gives you and your pup the perfect place to play. This fenced, off-leash dog park is a fantastic pit-stop in the hustle and bustle of the city, or a pawsome place for regulars to bring their dogs and catch up. Life in the big city can be a ruff time, especially for a small pup, but have no fear. Highbridge Dog Park offers your best friend the chance to socialise, stretch its paws, and end every day bright eyed and bushy tailed.
Time to move those muscles, for you and your dog. At Inwood Hill Park Trail, you can get the exercise you need without breaking a sweat. The terrain offers just the right amount of challenge, and the natural scenery offers a beautiful backdrop to your pup’s hard work. Leashes are required for this hike; however, that's a small price for a chance to stroll through the only natural park on Manhattan Island. So whether you want to lose a few pounds, or you want your dog to be a lean-mean-pupper-machine, Inwood Hill Park Trail is the place to go!
Whether you are there for a day, or have just moved into the city, Inwood Hill Dog Park is held in high regard by dog lovers in the local area. This park is off-leash and fenced-in, with enough space to throw a ball or explore the scenery. The park embraces diversity, opening its gates to big and small dogs alike. And if that’s not enough, strap on a leash and walk around Inwood Hill Park proper, complete with a beautiful view of the river, shady trees, and a pawfect view of city life in the heart of a natural environment.
Henry Hudson Park and Dog Run offers a place for the puppies, the elders, and everypup in between. Located on the cusp of the riverside, the park gives you a chance to embrace nature right on your doorstep. There is a separate, fenced dog park, complete with grassy terrain and space to run wild. Or, if your dog is looking for something easier, you can slip on a leash and stroll through the gorgeous gardens. Whatever temperament your furry friend may have, Henry Hudson Park and Dog Run gives your dog the space to be themselves, whatever time of year.