Easton is a doggone great city for dogs! Located in Northampton County, along the beautiful Lehigh Valley, this historic city has a whole litter of activities for dogs and dog-lovers. You can walk along colonial sites, explore wooded trails, take in river and canal views, and grab a local bite. You might even catch a glimpse of the Crayola Factory. There are 12 veterinarians in the city, as well.
For dogs, the best part of Easton has to be the walking trails near the river. Try crowd fur-avorite Forks Township Recreational Trail, which starts just after the junction of Winchester Dr. and Broadway. This 2-mile trail is a great place to for a walk, a jog, or even a little doggy paddling in the river. The first half-mile of the trail is a paved walkway that traverses through a residential neighborhood. Continue onto the dirt path to explore open fields and rocky bluffs overlooking the Delaware River. Some lucky folks have even claimed to see Bald Eagles!
Taco bout delicious, Mesa Modern Mexican in the Southside area of Easton has Mexican food that’ll leave you howling for more. There’s seafood tacos, pollo arepas, and a whole lot more. All you need to do is ask for a table in their outdoor patio area, and you and your pup can have a little fur-iesta!
After a long day of new sights and smells, curl up with the pack at the Grand Eastonian Suites Hotel. Furry visitors are welcome to stay up to two nights with their human companions for a small fee. The hotel has complimentary wifi, spa tubs, and a 24-hour concierge. Just make sure you call in advance, as there are a limited number of pet suites.
Whether you want to run, jump, swim, sleep, or take in a bit of history, Easton has puptastic options.
The Downtown Historic District has lots of fur-riendly establishments for you to enjoy with your pup. First, there’s the Easton Dog Park, a small fenced-in area where dogs can run off-leash. Owners will find comfy benches, and dogs will love the boulders for climbing. There are also waste stations, but you’ll want to bring water. If your dog is an aspiring Pawcasso, there’s no better place to be than the Karl Stirner Arts Trail. The 2.4-mile trails winds along the Bushkill Creek and downtown Easton and is lined with sculptures. Riverside Park is situated on the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers, and it is a popular spot for launching boats. Just south of Riverside Park, Scott Park also has a playground and open space where you can take your dog for a leashed walk along the riverfront. When you’re ready for some kibble, try reenacting Lady and the Tramp’s famous spaghetti scene at Sette Luna, which specializes in Tuscan fare and wood-fire pizza. Dogs are allowed in their outdoor seating area. Feeling more like seafood? Try 3rd & Ferry Fish Market. Any time the weather’s nice, dogs can join their owners at any of the tables outside.