The town of Westfield is just a short commute from New York and its downtown area, despite the name, is actually north of the central Westfield train station. Downtown Westfield is known for its wide variety of shops and restaurants and was voted the best medium town to live in New Jersey. More than this is that Downtown Westfield is a great place to explore with your furry friend.
There are many dog-friendly amenities in this area including cafés, groomers, and pet care shops that can be visited on your trip. Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming on East Broad Street, in particular, is a pooch paradise, offering glamorous treatments and delicious baked goodies for a lucky doggo.
The climate in Westfield is seasonal so if you are visiting in the summer, it would be a good idea to visit one of the dog-friendly cafés so that you and your buddy can cool down in the heat.
Downtown Westfield is a retail paradise and as such, much of the area is covered by pedestrian sidewalks on which your dog must be kept on a leash. However, greenways such as the large Brightwood Park and Mindowaskin Park are walking distance from the downtown center.
Generally, Downtown Westfield is flat with an even terrain meaning you can go straight from walking your pooch in sneakers to wandering the amazing variety of stores and restaurants the town has to offer. Some of the nature trails in Brightwood Park, however, involve uphill climbing so if you and your pooch are looking for a more intense workout, walking boots are recommended.
Downtown Westfield has a winning combination of metropolitan life and more peaceful town living, making it perfect for pups that enjoy living a glamorous life as much as they love rolling around in the mud. No matter what kind of pup you have, they're sure to live their best life.
Mindowaskin and Brightwood Parks are the closest greenways to Downtown Westfield. Both offer places of calm and natural beauty in an otherwise built-up and buzzy town. Mindowaskin Park offers stunning views of a lake running through its middle and plenty of benches around to allow you to stop and take it in. Your pup is sure to be begging you to take selfies of the two of you in this picturesque park.
Brightwood Park is significantly bigger than Midowaskin, with 44 acres of green space for your pooch to enjoy. The majority of Brightwood is forested, offering shady relief in the summer months and gorgeous Fall colors later in the year. The park also boasts a pond, multiple picnic areas, and nature trails perfect for both solo walking and larger group trips. Some of the longer walking routes in the park can offer a fun way to stay in shape while giving your pooch a great time.