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Dog Areas in Harrisburg, PA

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2 Trails
1 Shop
41 Eateries
1 Groomer

The beautiful city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania holds a significant place in American history as it was the location for several important Civil War battles, a military training base, and a critical rail center during the war. Harrisburg has also long been considered one of the best places in America to raise a family, and for many, part of raising a family includes raising four-legged children as well! Harrisburg is a wonderful place to be a pet owner. The city's population is just under 50,000, and there are several veterinary offices in Harrisburg to keep your pets healthy and happy. You'll get to experience the weather of all four seasons each year in Harrisburg, and there is always something to do outside with your dog. 

When it comes time to grab a bite and relax with your dog in Harrisburg, stop in at the Firehouse Restaurant. This restaurant was built in a former firehouse, and its architecture reflects its origins. They serve classic dishes with a new twist, and they have four dog-friendly tables to accommodate both you and Rover. The dog-friendly restaurants in Harrisburg are just the beginning; there is so much to do with your dog in this great city!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Harrisburg, PA

  1. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 1,280/sq mi

    #1 East Harrisburg

    East Harrisburg consists of several residential neighborhoods, and it's a busy and beautiful part of Harrisburg with something to offer everyone. That includes dogs and dog owners as East Harrington is home to Happy Tails Dog Park. This two-acre park has a five-foot fence surrounding it with separate sections for dogs of different sizes, as well as a double-gated entry system to ensure your dog can't run away. Visitors love that there is so much space, seating when it's time to take a break, and plenty of waste bins to keep the park clean.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,280/sq mi

    #2 Northern Tier

    The Northern Tier area of Harrisburg is located on the outskirts of the city. It is home to many thriving industries in the city, including healthcare, retail, and construction. Wildwood Park is located in this area, and it's a beautiful place to go on a nature walk with your dog. This park has a paved path that stretches about three miles, and your dog is welcome to join you provided he is on a leash. You'll see many different flora and fauna species (as well as plenty of bird-watchers), and it's a great place to get up close and personal with nature.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 12,899/sq mi

    #3 Downtown

    Downtown Harrisburg is a thriving spot in the city with plenty of restaurants, churches, hotels, and businesses to visit. The Capitol Area Greenbelt can also be accessed through downtown Harrisburg. This 20-mile trail takes you through beautiful parts of Harrisburg whether you're on two feet, four feet, or two wheels. The trail was once a railway line but it was reclaimed as a trail, and it connects to a network of trails that spans across America. Your trip will take you to different parks, wooded areas, and gardens in Harrisburg and both you and Rover are sure to love it.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 8,397/sq mi

    #4 Midtown

    Midtown is an exciting neighborhood in Harrisburg that is home to the oldest street market in the country as well as the Pennsylvania Governor's mansion and several historic homes. This neighborhood also has a theatre, several restaurants, museums, interesting architecture, and activities for people of all ages to enjoy. One of the many great shops in the neighborhood is Cavanaugh's Collars and Friends. They sell custom pet collars, treats, and other goodies for dogs, cats, and even birds. Your pet can join you for a shopping spree at this store, and you're sure to both find something you love.
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  5. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 6,095/sq mi

    #5 North York

    Only a 30-minute drive from Harrisburg is John Rudy Park, located in north York, Pennsylvania. Within John Rudy Park there is a beautiful dog park known as Canine Meadows. This massive park has several acres for your dog to explore and it even has three separate sections for dogs of different sizes to interact and play safely together. There are also walking trails around the park, waste bags, and water fountains for thirsty pups. There are plenty of trees for sniffing or for providing shade, and the park is closely patrolled to make sure everyone is safe and having a great time.
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