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Dog Areas in Jim Thorpe

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Jim Thorpe was the first Native American to win an Olympic gold medal for his home country when he won in the pentathlon and decathlon in 1912. The borough of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania got its name because this is where the Olympic hero is buried. Jim Thorpe is often referred to as the Switzerland of America because of its astounding scenery and picturesque surroundings. Having been voted one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and one of the ten "Most Beautiful Small Towns in America," Jim Thorpe is a town with so much to see and do, and of course, there's plenty of things for dog owners to do here with their pets!

While there is plenty to explore in the outdoors of Jim Thorpe, there are several great places to take a break and grab a bite as well. One of these places is called Molly McGuire's, and it's located in the stunning Hotel Switzerland. Here, you can enjoy Irish and American dishes along with an ice cold brew, and the best part is they have dog-friendly picnic tables so Fido can join you. Molly McGuire's is just one of many dog-friendly stops in Jim Thorpe you won't want to miss!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Jim Thorpe

  1. Dog Parks None
    Population Density 346/sq mi

    #1 Southwest Jim Thorpe

    Southwest Jim Thorpe is a scenic area of the town with plenty to do outdoors that both you and your dog will love. Mauch Chunk Lake Park is a large area with a 330-acre lake within it that is perfect for strolling around or for having a beach day. You can walk, hike, or bike in the area or even rent a boat to get around the lake. There's an environmental center nearby where you can view exotic bird species, and it is just a short walk from the lake. Over 150,000 people visit this park each year as there is something to do there no matter the weather or the season!
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 6/sq mi

    #2 South Jim Thorpe

    South Jim Thorpe is a perfect spot to begin your trek on the Switchback Railroad Trail. This 18-mile trail was once a railway line that was then reclaimed and added to a network of railway lines converted to trails across America. Switchback Gravity Railroad was once a popular tourist attraction that is often credited with inspiring the invention of the rollercoaster. Guests could take a 50-mph ride through the forest up until 1929, and it was later converted into a trail in 1977. You and your dog will come across bikers, hikers, and fellow dogs and their humans while you explore this gorgeous Pennsylvania trail.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 165/sq mi

    #3 North Jim Thorpe

    North Jim Thorpe is one of the greenest and most lush areas in all of Pennsylvania, and there is no better way to take it all in than by adventuring along the Lehigh Gorge Trail with your dog. This 25.7-mile trail is also referred to as the D & L Trail and was made through 4,500 acres of the Lehigh River Gorge. There are different route options on this trail depending on how difficult a hike or how long an adventure you choose, but no matter which way you go, you and Rover will be sure to have a wonderful time together.
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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 2,381/sq mi

    #4 Macungie Park

    Fogelsville, Pennsylvania is a village in Lehigh County, and it is only a 40-minute drive from Jim Thorpe. Fogelsville is also where you will find the magnificent Upper Macungie Township Dog Park that you and your dog will love, and where you're sure to meet plenty of other friendly dogs and their owners. This dog park has separate sections for big and small dogs, so your beloved pet can play safely and comfortably no matter their size. There are also restrooms available nearby and water fountains to keep both you and Fido hydrated during your time at the park.
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  5. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 3,965/sq mi

    #5 East Northampton

    Northampton is a Pennsylvanian borough with a population of nearly 10,000 people, and it is only 35 minutes away from Jim Thorpe. East Northampton is home to the Allen Township Dog Park that has both a side for big dogs (over 30 pounds) and another for small dogs so your dog can play safely with dogs of similar sizes. Visitors take great pride in keeping this park clean and making sure it is enjoyable for the people and their dogs who visit it. There is a long, paved trail surrounding the park so you can get a pleasant walk in for both yourself and your dog at this 12.75-acre park.
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