Less than an hour from New York City, Mount Tabor, New Jersey is a pooch-friendly town that was originally used for camp meeting services. There are no veterinarians in Mount Tabor, so if your pup needs to see a vet, head to Morris Plains or Denville for his medical care.
Trinity Park is located in the center of town and is still used for religious services, although it is also a popular destination to walk Fido. There is a large open space where your pup can run and play, and plenty of shade trees where you can lounge and enjoy a cool breeze. If you are spending the day outside with the kids, they will love the small playground perfect for toddlers. The gazebo is also a good place to get out of the sun and give Fido a drink of water.
Walking your pup through the Mount Tabor area gives you a chance to admire the architecture of the Victorian homes with gingerbread paint and interesting history. The community was established in 1869 and all of the homes are historic. You can chat with neighbors sitting out on their porches while the pups socialize and roll in the grass.
If you are searching for a pooch-friendly community with a lot of history, Mount Tabor has a lot to offer.
About three miles southwest of Mount Tabor, the Veterans Memorial Park in Morris Plains features a great area to walk your pup. There are open ball fields where Fido can run and chase a ball, or walk along the path and let your pooch sniff the grass and trees. There is a small playground for the kids, and you can refill water bottles at the fountain. After strolling through the park, relax on one of the benches and enjoy the sunshine. If you are looking for a great meal in the area, Bensi is a casual Italian restaurant with seven dog-friendly tables where you can enjoy a meal with your furry pal. If you need a place to spend the night, Parsippany Inn and Suites allows two pups of any size for an additional fee.
The Hills of Troy Park on Homer Street in Parsippany is just three miles east of Mount Tabor, and features a small park and playground and a great path for walking your pup. There are ball fields where your pooch can chase a ball, and Fido will have a snifftastic time with all the plants and trees. While strolling with your pooch along the paved path, you can admire the gardens and the peace and serenity of this quiet area. You will need to bring your own water bottles and doggie waste bags, and parking is along the street. When you need a dog-friendly place to stay in town, try out the Sonesta ES Suites where two pets are welcome to stay for an additional fee.
Another option for walking Fido can be found in Jannerone Park, just four miles east of Mount Tabor in Parsippany. There are several ball fields in the park, and when you need to take your pooch for an evening walk, the park is lit up during games. The fields are surrounded by a paved walking track where you can get in some laps with Fido, and clean restrooms are available most of the time. You can refill your water bottles at the water fountain, but you will need to provide your own doggie waste bags. Trash receptacles are located throughout the park. While spending time with your family and the pup, enjoy the convenience of Jannerone Park.
When visiting Denville with your pooch, check out Garner Field, just two miles north of Mount Tabor. This park features a playground where the kids can run around, and a great walking path for you and Fido. There are picnic pavilions where you and your pup can enjoy a snack and drink of water, and the park is well maintained – so be sure to bring your own doggie waste bags. If you need a quick sandwich after spending time at the park, stop by Café Metro for a variety of organic and vegetarian dishes and sit on the outdoor patio with your pooch. If the family is looking for a great pizza joint – head over to the Denville Pizzeria and Restaurant for some old-fashioned pizza. Sit at one of the pooch-friendly outdoor tables and enjoy with your pup.
Mountain Park in the city of Dover is just seven miles west of Mount Tabor. The park is located along a skinny wooded hillside, but it’s a great place to take Fido for some exercise. You can hike up the hill to the lookout point to admire views for miles around. You will often see other hikers out on a nice day, so be sure to keep Fido on his leash. You will need to park at the church on Morris Street to access the park, and you will see a large maple tree marked with white blazes. This is the beginning of the trail where you can begin a fun walk with your pup. After exercising, stop by Table 42 where you will find a quaint pub style restaurant featuring several outdoor tables where you and Fido can enjoy a meal and a drink. If you need a pooch-friendly place to stay, Homewood Suites Dover welcomes pups for an additional fee.