Old Tappan has a small-town charm with enough amenities to make it an ideal place for a person with a canine family member. No veterinary clinics operate within the borough's boundaries, but there is no shortage of routine and emergency veterinary services just a short drive away. The surrounding communities have dozens of veterinarians, including those specializing in areas like cancer treatment.
In addition, Old Tappan has many places for a person and a leashed pup to check out together. The Bonnabel Nature Park is a very small piece of wooded grounds. It has fewer than four acres and features a long path through the woods. The path is an earthen walkway and takes a hiker along the Hackensack River. Several picnic tables make this a good destination for a lunch or snack outside with your furry pal.
Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary is located five miles east of Old Tappan. Rockleigh has 200 wooded acres of recreational green space for you and your pup to explore together. Rockleigh has several trails consisting of five miles for hiking with your leashed canine companion.
The Poplar Road Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the adjoining community of River Vale. Poplar offers more green spaces for you and your leashed dog to experience. Several trails wind through the forests. Poplar has river access, which makes it pawpular with anglers and water lovers. Back in town, Oakes Park attracts residents to its landscaped grounds, which include a beautiful fountain, a gazebo, and several benches.