Sicklerville is a Winslow Township community located in Camden County. It was named after Paul H. Sickler, the Postmaster of the community’s first post office. With only 10 residents to begin with, this town has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Nowadays, it’s a furrific place to raise a furry family member. Not only are there plenty of parks around, but two veterinary clinics help keep the local canine population in top dog shape.
Sicklerville pups have almost a dozen parks just at the tips of their paws. The Ptlm. Daniel Calabrese Memorial Park is a great place to spend some quality time with your four legged BFF. Not only does it have a couple ball fields and a playground, it also has a wide open grassy field and fitness path. Take a couple laps so your pup can get some much needed exercise. For a change of scenery, hop over to Carmelo Felix Memorial Park. Here you’ll find more lawn area and another pawsome walking path.
After your pup’s workout, get something to eat at California Tortilla. Munch on a Honey Lime Burrito or Blackened Fish Street Tacos. Grab a seat at one of the six outdoor tables so your pooch can hang out with you while you dine. For some pup grub, head over to the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery. Dogs are welcome to sit at the patio tables.
No question, your four legged pal will feel right at home in Sicklerville!
Need a new place to walk your dog? Look no further than New Brooklyn Park which has everything your pup is looking for. He’ll love forging his way through the groves of trees on the unmarked hiking trails. His sniffer will kick into gear as he searches for the forest’s little critters. There’s also a paved path that stretches 1.22 miles. A couple of streams and a 100 acre pond add to the park’s beauty and also creates a riparian habitat for a number of birds and waterfowl. This pawsome park also features sport courts, playgrounds, disc golf course, and picnic facilities.
It’s no secret that dogs love parks, so treat your pup to an afternoon at the Frank Donio Memorial Park. Since this 50 acre park is home to baseball, football, and soccer fields, it’s a favorite among local athletes. When games aren’t in play, there is plenty of green grass for your pup to sniff around. A furrific one mile dirt path follows the park’s perimeter. Walk or jog around the trail to get your pup’s heart rate pumping. You’ll pass through some shrubbery and may hear a songbird or two. Be sure to bring water, your pup will be thirsty after such a pawsome workout!
If your pup is bursting with energy, then it’s time for a trip to the Washington Lake Park Dog Park. Located in Sewell, this pawsome park is only 20 minutes from Sicklerville. Your pall can check her leash at the gate then run wild with her new four legged playmates. There’s plenty of room for chasing and good old fashion doggy wrestling. Small pups have a separate area, so they can enjoy a stress free trip to the park. Benches, shade, and drinking water are available. Un-fur-tunately, dogs are not allowed in the main area of Washington Lake Park. Also, pups must be registered with the Township Clerk before using the dog park.
If your pup is craving some time in the great outdoors, pack some water and snacks and head over to Wharton State Forest. Just a quick 20 minutes away, this forest can be reached through the small town of Hammonton. You and your pooch could spend hours, even days, exploring this pupperific forest. Two legged visitors enjoy horseback riding, canoeing, and biking. Four legged friends are more interested in the miles and miles of trails that run through the forests. Trails range from .5 miles all the way up to nine miles. This place is also notorious for wildlife watching. As you’re out and about with your pooch, watch for bald eagles, beavers, and river otters.
Pittsgrove is 30 minutes southwest of Sicklerville. It is home to Parvin State Park, a beautiful park just calling your pup’s name. Sprawling across 2,000 acres, this massive park is chock full of pines, hardwood trees, laurel, holly, and magnolia. Your furry BFF will be immersed in nature as she explores the grounds. Let your pup be the guide as you follow the three mile trail around Parvin Lake. Or follow the 3.2 mile Forest Loop through groves of sweet smelling trees. If your pooch is having too much fun and doesn’t want to go home, just set up camp in one of the pet friendly campsites and stay another day!