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Dog Areas in Watchung

3 Parks
2 Shops
2 Eateries
2 Groomers

Why don't-cha just wag over to Watchung, New Jersey for a pawsome weekend with your tail-waggin' friend? Come explore the historic hills cradling Watchung (hence its name, "watschu" meaning hills), and discover this wondfurful little borough with a big heart. The Watchung Bayfield Pet Hospital offers your canine the best check-pup around! 

Watchung has "whatchyur" looking for when it comes to Fido-friendly fun. Leash up your pup and head to the Watchung Lake Park, where you can stroll with Fido along the marked trails all the way to the calm and tranquil lake. This large park has three tennis courts, a large playground for kiddoes, and lots of doggoes and their owners getting some exercise. Make sure to bring doggie waste bags and watch out for duck droppings in the grass!

If a frozen treat is what you're craving, then Watchung has the perfect solution: Frozen yogurt at Red Mango! This sweet shop has two pup-friendly outdoor tables up for grabs on a warm summer day. Make sure to stop by with your pup to enjoy juices, tart and sweet yogurt flavors, and dairy-free options. 

Watchung, New Jersey is a simple yet pawtastic borough to visit with your barking bud. Wag on over to this furtastic puptown right now!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Watchung

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    Population Density 978/sq mi

    #1 Washington Rock

    Have you ever wished to woof yourself back in the past? Well now you can at the Washington Rock State Park, located in the Washington Rock neighborhood in Green Brook Township. This State Park is a wooftacular location to take Fido, family and friends for an all-day outdoor adventure. Visit the scenic lookouts that were once used during the American Revolutionary War. Your pup is going to have a barkin' good time exploring this gorgeous 50+ acre park with you on leash. Whether to have a quiet, reflective moment in nature, or meet some fellow furiends along the trail, the Washington Rock State Park is a pawpular bucketlist destination for all.
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    Population Density 3,230/sq mi

    #2 Fanwood Park


    The Fanwood Park neighborhood in Fanwood is a pawtastic place to take Fido. Visit their Fanwood Nature Center to experience nature like never before with your pup! The Fanwood Nature Center is a living museum where you can walk and hike the trails with your pup on leash as you observe for flora and fauna in their natural habitat. Grab a map from the Center or via their website to follow the signs and trails, notably the Indigo, Luisi's, Wilson, and Stemmer Trails. Pups are welcome as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after, so don't forget the doggie waste bags! 

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    Population Density 6,341/sq mi

    #3 Westfield Central

    Visit the Westfield Central neighborhood in Westfield to dine at dozens of delicious dog-friendly eateries with your pup. Spice it up at Xocolatz restaurant, a Spanish-style eatery that welcomes Fido to join you at their outdoor tables. Get the Bananas By The Beach appetizer to share with your pup! Prefer Italian food instead? No problem. Ferraro's offers a diverse menu of meat, seafood, soups, salads, pizza, and more. Chow down with your pooch at the pet-friendly patio seating outdoors! Top it all off with a to-die-for dessert at the Bovella's Pastry Shoppe. Cookies, macaroons, pastries, cakes and more are up for grabs. Snag a seat outside to enjoy your sweets!
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    Population Density 711/sq mi

    #4 NW Mountainside

    The NW Mountainside neighborhood in Mountainside is a wooftacular location to discover with Fido, thanks to the pawtastic Watchung Reservation. As the largest nature preserve in the county, the Watchung Reservation welcomes one and all to explore its majestic mountains and historic trailways. Leash up your pup and hike the educational Watchung Reservation History Trail that takes you to all the historic markers of the preserve that stretches over six miles. This trail is pawtastic if your pup is a history buff and nature-lover! Not a big hiker? That's okay! Shorter, 1-mile trails fork off in the preserve, giving you and Fido the chance to do just one or all!
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    Population Density 1,653/sq mi

    #5 Mountainside

    The Mountainside neighborhood in the borough of Mountainside might just be the pawfect place with Fido by your side, thanks to the puptastic Echo Lake Dog Park located at Echo Lake Park! This wooftacular off-leash dog park has spacious sections for both small and large pups to run around with no leashes attached. Three acres of slopes and flat, grassy land welcomes pups to get their exercise as they bounce and romp with other canine companions. Humans are welcome to relax and chat on the park shaded park benches while they watch their furkids have some fun. Make sure to pick up after your dog to keep the park clean!
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