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Dog Areas in Columbia, PA

3 Parks
1 Trail
1 Shop
3 Eateries
1 Groomer

Columbia, a small city located west of Lancaster and on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, is a pet-friendly area. There are three community parks and a trail that you and your pooch can check out in this historic borough. If you need veterinary care for your special pal, there are two clinics in town.

When you want to give your four-footed friend a chance to play with other canines, drive about 13 miles west to  Canine Meadows in John C. Rudy Park on Mundis Race Road. There are three separate fenced areas totaling 14 acres of off-leash play space.  Water stations are available in each play area.

A great place to take your canine companion when you want some one-on-one time is Rocky Ridge Park, located about 12.8 miles west of Columbia. This 750-acre forest includes more than 12 miles of multi-use trails. Dogs are permitted in the park provided you keep them on a leash and pick up their waste.

If you want to get a special treat or if you need supplies for Fido, check out That Fish Place -- that Pet Place, located about seven miles east of the city. This unique pet store has an aquatic touch tank, and it's stocked with all kinds of pet supplies. Dogs are allowed to accompany you in the store.

For dog lovers, Columbia offers a variety of ways to get out and have fun with your special pal!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Columbia, PA

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    Population Density 9,096/sq mi

    #1 North Columbia

    North Columbia is a mixed zoning neighborhood with residential areas, a historic district, and a few community parks. In this dog-friendly area, you can walk along quiet streets wit your special pal. One place to take your pup for a stroll is in Rotary Park on Chestnut Street. This area includes shade trees and some open green space. Dogs are permitted to join you here as long as they're on a leash and under your control. Make sure you bring along some water and bags to pick up your furry friend's waste when you visit this park. After you stretch your legs, head to Columbia Kettle Works to sample a craft brew and grab a bite to eat. Dogs can join you at the outdoor tables.
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    Population Density 2,058/sq mi

    #2 Summit at Chickies

    Summit at Chickies is a small residential neighborhood located on the northwestern edge of Columbia. This peaceful area is just east of Chickies Rock County Park. In this 422-acre facility, you and your pup can hike along the Chickies Rock Overlook Trail that wanders through forestland to reach the park's feature attraction. At the end of the trail, you'll be treated to a stunning view of the Susquehanna River from an outcropping of beautiful quartzite rock that's about 100 feet above the water. Dogs on a leash are allowed to accompany their owners. Make sure you bring water and waste bags for your visit.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 764/sq mi

    #3 Cedar Bluff

    Cedar Bluff is a suburb located in the southeast part of Columbia. This secluded neighborhood consists of private residences and farmland. Take Fido for a stroll along serene streets in this area. When you want to take your pup on a camping trip, head about nine miles east of the neighborhood to Circle M RV Campground outside of Lancaster. This riverside facility features full hookup RV sites and pet-friendly cabin rentals with wireless and cable services. Campground amenities include a 1.5-mile walking trail and boat launch on the Conestoga River. Dogs are allowed here provided you keep them on a leash and under control.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 443/sq mi

    #4 Ironville Pike

    Ironville Pike, just to the northeast of Columbia, is a residential neighborhood that includes wooded areas and farmland. In this area, you can take Fido for a leisurely stroll along peaceful country roads. To enjoy some open green space, head to Fairview Park on Fairview Road. This facility includes some ball fields and an open area where you can play with your pup. Take some time to drill obedience or play frisbee with your special pal. Dogs are permitted in city parks provided you keep them on a leash and pick up any waste. Make sure to bring along some water when you visit this park.
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    Population Density 914/sq mi

    #5 S 14th-18th Street

    With a mixture of residential and commercial properties, the neighborhood of S 14th-18th Street offers easy access to some pupful parks in Columbia. Take your pooch to the river at Columbia River Park on Walnut Street to walk the trail or to launch out on the Susquehanna River. Just north of here, you can connect to the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail and walk along the water on a pawtastic paved pathway. Dogs that are on a leash and under the control of their owners are allowed to use the trail. Make sure you bring some water and bags for waste when you visit this area.
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