Flourtown is a community about 11 miles from downtown Philadelphia, although it's surrounded by some of Philly’s far-flung neighborhoods. Originally a farming and flour mill town, today manufacturing is its main industry, and it's a bedroom community for commuters to Philadelphia. Should your fur-pup become ill or injured while in the area, rest assured that there is 1 veterinarian in Flourtown.
The Flourtown Day Use Area is a passive use park accessible by East Mill Road in Flourtown. This park has a ballfield, but is mostly woodlands and grassy fields, perfect for a walk or romp with your furry best friend. Whether you’re looking for a place to lay out a picnic lunch with your Fido-loving family, or just take a walk among the trees full of flitting, chirping birds and scurrying small animals, Flourtown Day Use is a convenient and pleasant place to go. With loads of free parking, it’s truly a pawsome neighborhood destination that’s easy to get to and enjoy!
If you’re in the mood for some dog-friendly Italian food, there’s no better place for it in Flourtown than Scoogi’s Classic Italian, Inc. Here you’ll find outdoor tables for sharing your meal with your pup, from appetizers to a full meal. Open for lunch and dinner, this is a don’t-miss stop! Bone appetit!
Whether you live in the Flourtown area or are just visiting, you’ll find lots to do here with your doggo, from hiking to just relaxing. Woofderful!
This neighborhood in Fort Washington, just west of Flourtown, is home to the Fort Washington State Park. This park covers 493 acres and takes its name from the fort that housed George Washington’s troops prior to Valley Forge. Open year-round, dawn to dusk, this is a pawrfect place to hike and watch for birds, including majestic raptors. Your fur-baby is welcome on-leash throughout the park, except in group picnic areas and sports venues. Several trails, including the Green Ribbon Preserve Trail, follow the course of the Wissahickon Creek and loop around in the Militia Hill Day Use Area. In winter, the trails are groomed for cross-country skiing. Pawrrific!
The Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia is where you’ll find Pastorius Park, where your leashed pup can join you for a relaxing visit and meet other dogs. With 16 acres of grassy lawns and barktiful shade trees, it is only 3 miles from Flourtown. It also features a pond, and in the summer, outdoor concerts are offered in the amphitheater. Fido is welcome to enjoy the music with you, but please keep him leashed. If you’re in the mood for a bite to eat after your walk in the park, head over to the Market at the Fareway, an outdoor farmer’s market that offers delectable fare such as hand-cut sushi, sandwiches, locally-roasted coffee and home-cooked soul food. Outdoor tables await you and your furry bestie! Bone appetit!
This Philadelphia neighborhood provides access to the Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive), about 5 miles from Flourtown. Dog friendly, this park features miles of trails that are part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, perfect for walking and hiking with your leashed fur-baby. Access to the trails is via several entrances with ample parking. The main trail is 7 miles long, runs the entire length of the park, and is paved and relatively flat for an easy walk. For those who want a greater challenge, there are off-road trails that are more rugged, with rocks that need climbing and brooks that need jumping. Whichever route you choose, you and your doggo are sure to enjoy the natural beauty of the place, and the frequent sightings of birds and small animals.
The Baederwood neighborhood of Glenside is home to dog-friendly Baederwood Park. The park is about 4 miles east of Flourtown, and boasts 16 acres of trails, along with a playground and picnic area. Baederwood’s trails are groomed forest floor, and they meander through the tall, stately trees and grassy fields. Tookany Creek flows through the park, and provides an opportunity for Fido to cool off and take a drink! A gazebo near the playground is a pawrfect spot to enjoy a casual outdoor meal before or after your leisurely walk. Parking is free at the entrance. Please remember to keep your pup leashed while in the park. Arf!
The Sandy Run Park in nearby Glenside is pawrfect for taking a walk across the grassy meadow or along the trail that meanders through the 16 acres. The park features a barktiful lake which once was a quarry, where fishing is a popular activity. Enjoy the view and the quiet serenity of the park from a blanket tossed down on the shore of the lake, sharing a picnic lunch with your furry best friend. He might like to take a swim, too. Open year-round, there is ample free parking, and be sure to remember your fur-pup’s leash! Woofderful!