Peaceful, quiet, and family-friendly, Madison, PA is a slice of small-town America located just a 38-minute drive from Pittsburgh. Named after the fourth president of the United States, James Madison, the town is perhaps best known as the setting of the 1991 tearjerker and coming-of-age movie My Girl. The film itself was shot in Sanford, Florida, though, so visitors should have no problem wandering around without being reminded of that scene with the bees! The town itself is a small, tight-knit community clustered around several local businesses on Main Street. There aren’t any veterinary services in Madison, but fur-tunately, you’ll find a choice of clinics to take good care of your buddy in nearby West Newton.
Madison is a bit too small to sustain its own dog park, but that doesn’t mean you and your pooch will have too "ruff" of a time looking for exercise options! Madison Park on Mill St is both charming and relatively canine-friendly, so it’s a great place for you two to stretch all six of your legs. You’ll also find plenty of hiking options close by, and if your pup craves off-leash adventure, don’t worry -- you’re always just a short drive away from some pawesome parks where your furry friend can run free!