Lodi is a small town that is close to anything a person with a furry family would want or need. There is one veterinary clinic in town that handles routine and emergency care. Although Lodi is a small town, it's home to 13 furrific parks! Most of these parks are just community green spaces. The city does not generally advertise that dogs are not allowed in their parks. Some of the recreation spots may prohibit dogs, so it's a good idea to check with the city before heading out to one of its green spaces. There are four main parks that have open fields and some picnic areas. The city requires dogs to be leashed when in public places within the city. For trails, there are numerous county parks close to Lodi.
One favorite for dog walkers is Ramapo Valley County Reservation. This nature preserve is located seventeen miles north of Lodi, in Mahwah. It offers hikers a variety of scenic hikes of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty. This preserve offers some wilderness for you and your leashed pup to explore. Many people allow their dogs to run off-leash and swim in the lake in the summertime. This is against the rules of the park, and if you chose to let your dog run, you may end up with a ticket from a ranger.
The other hike is 39 miles north and located in neighboring New York -- Hardscrabble Wilderness Area Trail in Briarcliff Manor. This trail will give you and your pup a good bit of on-leash exercise as the two of you experience a hike among the forest.
Back in town, a person with their pup can enjoy some Italian cuisine at Vittorio's Pizza Bistro on Main Street. Vittorio's has three dog-friendly outdoor tables for a dinner after that long day of hiking in the great outdoors.