Old Bridge CDP is a neighborhood inside of the Old Bridge Township. Old Bridge is considered a New York City suburb which is one of the reasons it is a highly desirable neighborhood to live in. Originally home to the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, it was once plantations and then industrial and, today, it is an upper-middle-class affluent neighborhood. Along two of the main roads, you will find most of the businesses including a wide range of restaurants and shopping centers. Your dog's needs and wants are easily taken care of as well. Stores with the latest treats, places to get a clip, and veterinary services are easily accessible.
Old Bridge has distinct seasons with winter having an average of 26 inches of snow a year and a significant number of days below freezing. Summers are warm and humid and you may find that you have to restrict your walks to early morning hours during the hottest days.
You won’t find a lot of hills in Old Bridge, but the few that you will find are gentle enough to be perfect for dogs and their owners that are new to walking. The gentle hills here in Old Bridge will be enough to get your heart pumping without making it so difficult that you will not want to continue. At the same time, if you are a walking veteran, you can use the hills in this area to pump up your workout.
You will want to avoid some of the main roads in Old Bridge which are really not made for walking as they lack sidewalks and there are only a couple of places to cross the main road. Fortunately, there are plenty of side roads in the residential areas that are highly walkable. You will find plenty of grassy shoulders and some trees that will make walking very comfortable even on warm days.
Cheesequake Park is the largest park in the Old Bridge Township area. While it is not in the Old Bridge CDP area, it is close enough to warrant a trip. With creeks, hiking, swimming, and more, it is a great place to spend a few hours or a day.
Within or near Old Bridge, you will also find Mannino Park which has not only lots of trails, but it also has a fenced-in dog park where you can let your pup run free, meet other dogs, and explore at their own leisure. Lots of shade, plenty of trees, and grass make this a great park for hot days.
You can also take your pup to the John A. Phillips Open Space Preserve which is local to Old Bridge and has lots of trees and trails but also plenty of open spaces with grass should your pup need to spend some time just rolling around.