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Dog Areas in Wharton

9 Parks
2 Trails
1 Eatery

The borough of Wharton makes a person with a pup right at home. This small community does not have a veterinarian with a shop in town. However, Wharton is close to everything, including veterinary care. The neighboring communities like Mine Hill and Rockaway have many veterinary clinics for all your dog's health care needs.  

Wharton offers eight municipal parks, most of which have green spaces and playgrounds. The local ordinance prohibits dogs in the parks, except for the parking lot areas unless posted otherwise. It is wise to check with the borough before venturing out to a new park.  When permitted in the park areas, dogs must be on no less than an 8-foot leash.  

The Hugh Force Canal Park is open to hikers with a furry leashed companion. This is a looped trail and is part of the Morris Canal Trail project. The trail is a 2-mile looped hike on a path mixed with gravel/rock, grass, and dirt. It skirts along the historic Morris Canal and along the Rockaway River. This is a popular place for locals to get out and stretch. The trail includes markers detailing the history of the Morris Canal and the railways built to take advantage of it for transportation of goods. The stone retaining wall above the path is part of the railway structures seen on the hike.  

In town, the Canal House on Kossuth is a fitting place to stop for a lunch or dinner with a four-legged companion. This eatery serves up sandwiches, burgers, and some fancier entrees for dinner. Covered outdoor patio tables await you and your furry friend. The Canal House is open seven days a week.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Wharton

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    Population Density 2,019/sq mi

    #1 Central Avenue

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    Morris Plains is located ten miles east of Wharton. Great big doggie fun awaits a pup headed to Greystone Dog Park! This dog paradise of play features five acres of ground dedicated to off-leash exercise. The ground is made up of four different sections, all separately fenced. Two areas are for large dogs with one of them always open and the other rotated in after maintenance.  The small dog area is always open. It has the agility equipment and an obstacle course sure to keep your pup entertained.  The fourth section is a fenced wooded space for dog and person to explore. People enjoy the many shaded benches. Waste stations supply waste baggies.
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    Population Density 956/sq mi

    #2 Budd Lake

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    Mount Olive is located thirteen miles west of Wharton. Mt. Olive Dog Park has a treat for your pent-up pup! This fully-fenced dog park offers your pup that freedom from the leash. 1.5 acres of the best of nature serves the large dogs' exercise needs. A smaller half-acre is dedicated to safe small dog play, too!  Picnic benches offer the human companions a place to relax while their pups meet a new furry pal. This dog park does not have water immediately on-site. Remember to bring water and a bowl. No waste baggies are supplied by the park so bring those too! The main park, Turkey Brook Park, has a 1.5-mile walking path for a person and leashed pup to get a good stretch together.
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    Population Density 2,259/sq mi

    #3 Beverwyck

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    Parsippany is located thirteen miles east of Wharton. Cameron Dog Park is the destination your dog dreams of! This large open natural space of grass and nature's best smells greets your pup needing time free of the leash with some other four-legged friends. This dog park has a large and a small dog area. Both areas are completely fenced for off-leash exercise and play. The ground in this dog park is rough at times, and people with mobility limitations should exercise some care navigating it. Dogs are treated with a big tunnel to check out and even run through. Water is available for all on the property. There are a few benches and limited shade. Waste stations provide ample doggie waste baggies. This dog park requires registration with the city prior to visiting.
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    Population Density 6,420/sq mi

    #4 West Morristown

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    Morristown is located eighteen miles south of Wharton. Lewis Morris Dog Park has two separately fenced areas for your pup's play and exercise sans leash. This dog park is a paved ground, which some of the human folk take exception to! "Grass is better," they say. Dogs don't mind the pavement, though. This dog park is usable even after a soaking rain -- there's no mud here to contend with. The surface makes it easy to spot and clean up after pups, too. The dog park features a separately fenced section reserved for smaller dogs. No water is on-site, but it's not too far away in the main park. The dog park is situated in the woods. Tired pet parents appreciate the many shaded benches.
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    Population Density 350/sq mi

    #5 Marshall Hill

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    West Milford is located twenty-three miles north of Wharton.  Pequannock Feed & Supply store operates the West Milford Dog Park. This one-acre, fenced dog park is located right behind the store. The ground is all natural grass and dirt. Pups can get muddy in this dog park if it's been raining. A hose is provided for rinsing off dirty pups and filling up those water bowls. The human companions will find plenty of shaded benches from which to supervise their pups. Waste stations are stocked with those necessary baggies. This dog park is free and open to the public at posted hours. Donations are appreciated.
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