Known as a ‘doughnut town’ in New Jersey, Howell is a puptown located in Monmouth County. This furiendly place is enjoyed by dog lovers due to its abundance of parks and outdoor adventures. For making sure your pup is in good health, there are four veterinary clinics and animal hospitals in Howell that will look after your pooch.
For an adventure with your pup, check out Manasquan Reservoir. This is a pawsome 1,208 acre spot you can visit for some fresh air and plenty of exercise, with a five mile perimeter trail, as well as a one mile sniff-tastic nature trail. Your pup will love to investigate the wetlands and woods! In addition, you can kayak and rent a rowboat here, with fishing oppawtunities too. All pooches can be top dog here, as long as they remain on leash.
There are also neighborhood parks you can enjoy in Howell. This includes Oak Glen Park where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll with your furry friend. There are plenty of grassy areas for rolling and roaming, as well as open space for playing and practicing training. There are also basketball courts, a playground and picnic tables for the whole family. In addition, Tioga Park is worth a visit when you are in town. Here you will find lots of grassy open space for playing with your pup, as well as picnic tables for treats and a playground for children.
With all these pawtastic outdoor activities, you and your pup are sure to love a visit to Howell!
When you are out exploring Howell, you have got to stop and grab a bite to eat! Panera Bread is just the place to satisfy that growling stomach, with a range of sandwiches, soups and salads. There are lots of dog friendly tables outside where you can enjoy the fresh air and watch the world go by with your pup. If you would love a cup of coffee, you can also check out Starbucks. Plus, don’t forget to order a special Puppuccino for your furry friend! All pooches love having their own treat of whipped cream that they can enjoy at one of the outdoor tables.
For a run around the park with your four legged friend, check out Aldrich Lake Park. This is a green open space you can visit for some exercise, as well as playing with your pooch's favorite toys. For a frozen treat, head to Shivers Ice Cream. This is a pawsome family owned ice cream shop that serves up some great flavors of ice cream, Italian Ice and ice cream cakes. With some outdoor tables, you can sit with your treat and chill out while your furry friend has a nap and keeps an eye out for crumbs!
Where better to exercise and have fun with your pup than at the local dog park! At the Howell Bark Park, your pooch can run and roam off leash within this fenced safe spot at Oak Glen Park. There are two separate areas, one for smaller pups and another for larger pooches, which means everyone can have a pawsome time! There are benches where you can chill out and watch your canine make new furry friends, as well as plenty of space to place fetch with their favorite ball or Frisbee. Just be sure to bring some water with you when the sun is out!
Sometimes it can be hard to find dog friendly places to eat, but not in Howell! The Tea Shoppe is a pawsome place you can relax and enjoy a bite to eat, as well as try out the extensive choice of teas they offer. There are two outdoor tables where you can sit with your furry friend. For some good American food, don’t forget to visit Stewart’s Root Beer. This puptastic place serves tasty diner foods, such as burgers and hot dogs, as well as wraps and other delicious dishes. Plus, there are dog friendly tables where your pooch will love to lie down and take a nap while you eat – bone-a-petit!
If you travel a short 6.5 miles east of Howell, you will find the puptown of Manasquan. If you and your pooch love exploring the outdoors, this is the place to be as it is home to the Allaire State Park. Here you have the oppawtunity to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, with beautiful scenery and the Manasquan River winding through the park, as well as plenty of trees and wildflowers you can admire. Your pooch will love to investigate the sniff-tastic trails, as long as he is on leash. Another great place for exercise is the Freehold and Jamesburg Railroad Trail. Here you can take a wander down the old railroad with your furry friend. Just be sure to keep any eye out for bikes.