Located within South Brunswick Township, Kendall Park is an unincorporated community in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Named after its builder, the community is a nice place to stop by with a pup on your adventures around the state. The place may not boast any pet-friendly facilities itself, but the nearby surroundings, such as Rocky Hill, Plainsboro Center and Kingston, are full of entertainment for you and your buddy, including parks, museums, and pet-friendly eateries. If you need some advice on your pup’s healthcare, feel free to visit the local vet hospital.
North Brunswick Community Dog Park is the closest dog park to Kendall Park. The dog park is part of the public area, which features about 105 acres of open space, including several sports fields, a playground, and even a butterfly park. Pups are welcome to explore outside the dog park, as long as they remain leashed and you clean up after them.
Want to chow down with your chow hound? Head on over to Franklin Park, where you'll find Stewart's Drive-In, a local, dog-friendly chain serving up hearty American fare! Fido is welcome to share a meal with you at the outdoor tables.
Want to enjoy a day in nature with your pooch? Of course you do! That's why you should make a beeline for East Brunswick. Here, you'll find Bicentennial Park, a 34-acre open space where pooches are very welcome, as long as they stay on-leash. There are plenty of natural areas and spots for picnicking here! Almost all the walking trails winding through the woods will lead you to one of them. If your bellies are growling after all that walking, travel north along Riva Avenue until you reach Francesco Pizzeria and Restaurant. This Fido-friendly eatery has a spot at the outdoor tables for your buddy and a hot slice of freshly-made pizza waiting for you!
Beginning at the very heart of East Brunswick and running south, Durham Corner Road takes a turn right in front of I-95, hugging Tennis Park centered on the lake. It runs all the way east to an intersection with Cranbury Road, which is where you'll find a doggie heaven – Heavenly Farms Park! This is an extensive, green recreation facility with an adjacent dog park. Pooches of all sizes and temperaments are welcome to hang out with each other in East Brunswick Dog Park and Dog Runs, a fenced and well-maintained park with lots of open space and a huge running area. Bring some toys with you and enjoy resting and relaxing in this park in the friendly company of the local pooches and their parents!
Kingston is one of the unincorporated communities in South Brunswick Township and a neighbor of Kendall Park. Located along the south border of the township, Kingston overlooks Millstone River and features a number of parks and recreation spots, some of which have their own dog parks! You will find Rocky Top Dog Park at the very northern border of Kingston, where it meets with Little Rocky Hill. This is a furrific off-leash park for pups to run freely and sniff out some new friends. Or, feel free to explore Kingston Branch Loop Trail on the opposite side of Kingston, an easy, 1.75-mile hike stretching from Kingston to Rocky Hill.
East Millstone is an unincorporated community in Franklin Township bordered by Millstone River to the west. The community is pet-friendly and welcomes your furry friend to explore the vast surroundings of Colonial Park, which also has a designated area for pooches to play off-leash and socialize together! If your pup is more into walking and hiking adventures, Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park welcomes you and your boisterous buddy on more than 70 miles of trails winding throughout Hunterdon, Mercer, and Somerset counties, with a starting point in Frenchtown. Be sure to bring plenty of water and waste baggies!
Highland Park is a town nestled on the western banks of Raritan River, just across from New Brunswick’s busy downtown area. The southernmost region of it is mostly occupied by Donaldson Park, a public recreation spot with river views and a nice dog park. Your buddy is also welcome to hit the walking trails in the main park, as long as they stay leashed, before pawing over to the dog park for some off-leash playtime. The dog park is a marvelous spot to socialize and chat with other dog owners while your puppy is going wild playing with other mutts. Comfortable shaded areas, seating for humans, and running drinking water for canines are also provided, but you'll need to bring some doggie waste bags.