Spotswood, New Jersey, is a quiet little place with some lovely sights to take in. Set in Middlesex County between New York and Philadelphia, this is a great little spot to stop and relax for a while.
Head over to Jamesburg Park while visiting Spotswood. This conservation area covers a total of 1,414 acres and has four marked trails, plus many other unmarked, smaller trails to explore. Cedar Brook runs through the park and continues on into Helmetta Pond at Helme Mill Park, where you will find picnic areas, restrooms and an observation blind. You will need to keep your pooch on a lead here to keep him and the local wildlife safe.
Another green space for a pleasant pup outing is Mundy Ave Park, near DeVoe Lake. There is plenty of parking space, lots of trees to relax under, a walking path around the outside of the park, and a fantastic vista of the lake just over the road.
While there aren't any vet clinics in Spotswood, there are two veterinary clinics in neighbouring East Brunswick, so help is never far away.
Whatever you choose to do, you are sure to have a relaxing stay in Spotswood!
Immerse yourself and your furry pal in a bit of history at the Spotswood Commemorative Community Park. Here you will find the World War II memorial and Korean memorial, in honour of those who lost their lives in the line of duty. There is some interesting memorabilia, including a huge tank and some old ammunition to take a close look at. Your pooch will love a leashed walk around the park paths while you browse the plaques and information boards, and there are plenty of grassy areas and bench seats for a little rest. Take your clean up bags, just in case.
This neighborhood in nearby East Brunswick is home to the East Brunswick Dog Park, where your pooch can escape the leash and run free to his heart’s content. The park is open until 10pm for the night-owls, with on-site lighting provided. Here, there are water fountains and waste bags provided, so you don’t have to worry about packing too much for your trip. The fenced area keeps your pup safe, and features separate play spaces for big and little dogs. The dog park is inside of the Heavenly Farms Park, which offers many more trails and nature areas to explore once Fido is ready to go back on the leash.
If you are in the area, you have to visit Bicentennial Park in nearby East Brunswick. There is a massive 34 acres of park space, including a 7-mile long lake. There are several hiking trails along the lake where you and your pup can take a nice walk, and plenty of rest areas along the way to stop for a picnic or little breather. You will need to take food and water for you both, and be sure to keep your pup on leash. A visit to Bicentennial Park is guaranteed to leave you both refreshed and invigorated from the spectacular scenery.
Just a little walk north of Spotswood in East Brunswick is the lovely Frost Woods Park. There is a 2.5 mile looped trail around the outskirts, as well as other interconnecting trails throughout the park so you can easily choose how far you want to go. You will need to keep your pet on the lead here and bring your clean up bags. A little north is Great Oak Park with another short walking trail for more on-lead activity. This park is built around a magnificent oak and is home to trees of every letter of the alphabet. There are picnic tables and a shelter for rest and recuperation afterwards.
A walk up Spotswood’s Main Street into the neighboring town of East Brunswick will bring you to Stewart’s Root Beer, where you can sit at one of the four dog-friendly tables and enjoy a classic American meal with your pup. Try out the burgers, steak, sandwiches, wings and fries, or one of the Stewart’s Specials – the menu is extensive. Don’t forget the place’s namesake, a Stewart’s Root Beer, to wash it down. While you are up this way, why not have a walk around and see how many names of former Presidents you can recognise?