The old farming town of Coplay is 6 miles north of Allentown, right along the Lehigh River. The area was once a prominent farming area, but during the early 1900s, it became an industrial town, with a large immigration period from multiple countries like Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. Whatever breed your pup is, Coplay is sure to make you and your pup feel right at home, with lots of dog-friendly outdoor activities.
Saylor Park is the most well-known park of the city, and provides a quiet and safe place to take Fido for a walk or some outdoor exercise time. The area rests on the bank of the Lehigh River, surrounded by trees that offer lots of shade and privacy, with paved walking trails, benches, water fountains, and trash bins.
The Coplay Sports Field Complex is a flat area with 3 different fenced-in baseball fields, open space, and a picnic area for park goers. Leashed pups are welcome in the park, and can enjoy a nice walk along the paved walking path, or the option to play in the enclosed fields. Additional features include water fountains, restrooms, benches, nighttime lights, and clean-up stations.
Although the nearest veterinarian is in Whitehall, 1 mile north of Coplay, the town still takes care of its four-legged residents and is still expanding on new parks and trails.
The Northampton Howertown Road neighborhood is across the Lehigh River from Coplay, only 1.5 miles away. The neighborhood gets pretty popular thanks to the neighborhood's dog park, known as the Allen Township Dog Park, which has an acre of fenced-in land for pups to run around off-leash. There are separate areas for small and large dogs, double-gated entrances, water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, and trash bins. The park is perfect for letting your dog run around and play, and if you need a place to just go for a nice walk, the park connects to the Nor-Bath Trail. The dog-friendly trail is made from concrete and extends east and west of the city for over 7 miles.