Essington is located on Tinicum Island in Pennsylvania. The Tinicum Township is the first known European settlement in Pennsylvania and was a Swedish colony. The Governor Prinz Park includes the remnants of the foundation of The Printzhof, the home of the first governor, Johan Bjornsson Printz, of New Sweden. The capital of the Swedish colony was originally near Wilmington, Delaware and was later moved to Tinicum Island. Essington loves its dogs, but no veterinarians reside inside of Essington. However, five clinics are within five miles of the town, and are at the ready to provide services to your fur baby.
Throughout town you can enjoy a view of the river and the activity of the airport. Manor Field has an informal dog park that includes a fenced area for dogs to run off-leash and exercise. Water is available nearby, and dog owners are expected to monitor the area and clean up after their pets.
When visiting the area, stay at the Red Roof Plus Inn where one pup is welcomed to stay with you overnight. Pets are required to be crated when they are left in the room alone. Red Roof does not charge additional fees for your pup, and all rooms are dog-friendly.
Historical Essington invites you and your pup to enjoy its quiet community and serene parks .
Lester Park is a wide-open space park with few amenities. A small playground and swings is available for children, and the large open lawn is a great place for a leashed and quiet walk with your pup. Check out Manor Park where there's a nice walking track for an on-leash walk with your pooch. The open expanse of lawn in the center of the park makes a great playground for Fido to enjoy a round of Fetch. Try a walk among the trees at the outer perimeter of the park; there's sure to be some sniff-tastic adventures to be found.
The Governor Printz Park is a dogtastic venue for a leashed walk near the banks of the Delaware River. Your pup will enjoy running the trails or helping you find the historical stone game that is on the property. You can enjoy tasty treats at the Food Trucks that congregate on Wednesdays at the park. Take a seat on one of the benches after your walk to eat your lunch and watch the flights take off from the Philadelphia airport or the activity on the river. When traveling through Essington, stay at the Motel 6 Essington Airport where up to three fur babies are welcome at no extra charge.
Just 2.5 miles from Essington is the Leedom neighborhood of Ridley Park. Enjoy the Leedom Estate Park for a pawsome leashed walk with your pup on the lush lawn and around the sports fields. Adjacent to this park is the James Pentimall Park that honors an important citizen of Ridley Park. This small park is a perfect spot for a short walk or some exercise for smaller pups. Itching for more? The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge allows your pup to explore 10 miles of wooded walking trails and acres of tidal marshland for a snifftastic adventure as you spot birds and other animals living in the area.