Looking to chow down with your hound? Ridgewood, NJ is a good place to do it! Ridgewood has a plethora of dog-friendly restaurants in its historic downtown area It’s Greek To Me serves some Greek specialty items. A pup will enjoy the outdoor table while you sip a coffee finished off with a baklava. Latour Restaurant located at E. Ridgewood Avenue serves French cuisine. Your furry friend can stay at the table with you while you sample some world class fare. More international cuisine is served at Mediterraneo. Five dog-friendly tables will let your dog stay while you take on some Tuscan entrees. If you're craving something a little closer to home, Raymond’s has some American breakfast items like simple pancakes and more exotic dishes like calamari. The staff will serve your pup a bowl of water upon request while you decide whether to order a piece of pie.
Walk off those extra calories at one of six parks located within Ridgewood's city limits. The five city parks offer its residents a bit of green space, a few picnic areas, and community spaces for some exercise and fresh air. Dogs must remain on a leash in these public areas. Saddle River County Park is also within the city limits. This park has 577 acres comprised of five parks joined together by a looped trail system. This scenic park has many amenities, including a duck pond, picnic sites, and reservable shelters. Finally, the town has two veterinary clinics for routine and emergency treatment for your pup.
Ridgewood is an all-round furrific place for you and your pooch to visit or live!
The Ridgewood Bark Park is located at 1173 E. Ridgewood Avenue. This dog park is within the large Saddle River County Park. It is a fully fenced, large enclosure for off-leash exercise and socialization. The small dogs have their own separate play place. The ground of the dog park is a mixture of gravel, grass, and dirt. The human companions don’t have many places to sit while watching their canine friends, though, so keep that in mind. No drinking water is available here, so don’t forget those water bottles! Waste baggies are stocked, though, so no need to bring yours. The dog park is close to a creek and a duck pond, which are both pawpular spots for pups to make a splash in warm weather.
Montclair is seventeen miles south of Ridgewood. Dogs know that life is good when they arrive at Brookdale Dog Park! This fully fenced dog park has a mostly gravel and mulch surface, but dogs find it to be just fine for tail-waggin’ fun. The small dogs don’t have to hang out with the big guys--they have their own spot. The dog park has water fountains so humans and canines both can get a cool sip at the same time. There are plenty of places where the human companions can sit and supervise their pups. Agility equipment gives dogs a chance to train or just have something different to try.
West Milford is twenty-four miles west of Ridgewood, and, though it's a little bit of a drive, it's the pawfect place to shop and play! The Pequannock Feed & Supply store opened its own dog park so the furry members of the local community could have a place to play and socialize. Small dogs have a separate enclosure for safer play. Several pieces of agility equipment have been put in the large dog section. The owners of the store don’t charge for the use of the dog park, but they do accept donations to help with its maintenance. The ground of the dog park can get pretty muddy, but don't fret just yet -- you'll find a hose here to rinse off those dirty paws before getting in the car for the ride home.
Parsippany is twenty-seven miles south of Ridgewood. Cameron Dog Park is owned by the city, and visitors must obtain an annual pass to use the dog park. It has a nice patch of long grass for running sans leash. The little dogs have their own place to play, too. The dog park provides water and waste bags, which means all you need to bring is plenty of energy to play, and maybe a toy or two. Active pups will love strutting their stuff on the agility equipment here. Pet parents have a few good spots to sit and relax while they watch their pups play. A few trees shield both pups and people from the sun. This puptastic dog park provides everything you and Fido need for the pawfect day out!
Maplewood is twenty-eight miles south of Ridgewood. South Mountain Dog Park is located at 10 Bear Lane. This spacious dog park has two areas -- one for large dogs and one for small. There is drinking water available on-site, and waste stations have ample supplies of poop baggies. There are ramps, A-frames, and tunnels for extra fun -- a pup’s dream come true! The ground is a mixture of natural terrain, rock formations, and wood chips. Trees line the perimeter and add beauty and shade. An assortment of toys for pups to share can be found at the dog park. Human companions have a few benches positioned around the dog park where they can relax while keeping a close eye on their boisterous buddy.