Unbeknownst to some, Lancaster, Pennsylvania is recognized one of the oldest towns in the United States which was developed inland. The name "Lancaster" derives from Lancashire, England, and its symbol which is the beautiful red rose was sourced from the house of Lancashire.
Last 2012, resident Angela and her dog Beau won the Beneful Dream Dog Park contest that brought a $500,000 dog park makeover to Lancaster's Buchanan Dog Park. This canine amusement park has areas for small and large dogs, splash area, doggy bridge, doxi tunnel and lots of tennis balls. It’s not just Beau’s dream park; it’s every dog’s dream park.
Stoudtburg Village is a residential village of picturesque hamlet of European style homes that offers a unique shopping experience. There are more than to dozens of shops and plenty of green areas for your dog to walk around. Pet-friendly events are frequently held in the village, including pet-rescue fundraisers, bands, and craft shows. The City of Lancaster seems never to be short on exciting attractions and events for Rover and Kitterina alike! Whether you are looking for classy or cool, retro or edgy, vintage or current, you will find it in Lancaster City.
Buchanan Dog Park is a great place to bring your dog to run, play, and socialize. Cool down in the summer with splash pads, and drink year round from the doggie fountains. This fenced in area within Buchanan Park is divided into runs for small and large dogs. There are bags and benches, so this area has everything a pup could need. For food, the neighborhood has Mick’s All American Pub for outdoor seating and standard pub food. If you and your dog prefer pizza, head to The Fridge, where you can always find a full water bowl by the outside tables!
The Clearview neighborhood of Lancaster strikes a balance between commercial and residential use. Close to the hospital and the bustling downtown, it’s no wonder that many people flock to the neighborhood to live, work, and grab a bite. There’s still room for your pup though! Four54 Grill welcomes dogs to their outdoor tables with a bowl of water and maybe a cookie or two! if you prefer an old world feel, or maybe have an English dog breed, make him feel at home at Quips Pub. This restaurant has dog-friendly porch seating and a menu of English classics.
Lancaster County Central Park is a huge gathering place. It hosts events, has plenty of sports fields, and areas perfect for picnicking and enjoying the weather. Dogs will love the walking trails. You can get away from the main park and enjoy a good walk along several miles of walking paths. Though the terrain is generally gentle, you can choose the distance that challenges you--or makes sure your dog will sleep well tonight! Dogs must be on leash within the park, but are welcome at any of the outdoor areas. Make the day of it or simply go for a good walk--this park is perfect either way!