Muhlenberg Township is a laid-back suburb that is abundant in creature comforts. The township shares a border with Reading, the 5th largest city in Pennsylvania, lending it the convenience of city life in a much more easy-going atmosphere. Muhlenberg is divided into 11 tight-knit neighborhoods which all contribute to the family-oriented nature of this area!
Paws down, the most dog-friendly neighborhood Mulenburg Township is Temple. This community is home to the Awesome Dawgs Dog Park, which was designed by a team of certified dog trainers to provide a stimulating environment for pooches to play and train. These same trainers monitor the park to ensure that all pups have a pawsitive experience! Each dog is evaluated upon the first visit and assigned a color which coordinates to the play area that most suits their play style and needs. The pup has everything a doggy-duo could need: water access, waste bag dispensers, a grooming area, and a walking trail. All you need to bring is the dog!
If your fellow fur-folk still have some energy to spare after the dog park, go for a stroll along the Muhlenberg Rail Trail. This trail spans from Laureldale Borough to Temple and it is a favorite place for locals to walk their fur-children. The path is entirely paved and ADA-compliant (including wheelchair ramps!) so no one has to be left behind!
Don’t let your golf game drive a wedge between you and your pooch -- leash up and pay a visit to Schell's Miniature Golf and Restaurant, where you both can play! This 27-hole course is fun for all ages, making it a pawfect place for a family outing. Everyone is a winner here when you stop by the ice cream parlor for a post-victory round of milkshakes! Pooches needing something more substantial to fill those grumbling tummies will love the restaurant here with offerings such as cheeseburgers, homemade barbeque, and deep-fried cheese cubes! Schell's Miniature Golf and Restaurant is sure to be a hole-in-one with your pack!
There are more than 6 miles of trails for you and your canine companions to explore at Monocacy Hill Recreation Area! The preserve is open year-round from sunrise to sunset and encompasses over 400 acres of natural forest! Monocracy Hill is the pawfect place to stop and sniff the flowers, as it is home to many native species of flora such as the Virginia Bluebell and Native Dogwood! Just make sure all you take are pictures -- picking (and, in Fido's case, eating!) the flowers is against park rules! Your pooch will have a blast blazing the trails at this scenic reserve!
The Danielle Ruiz-Murphy Center for Animal Welfare and Dog Park is a free park that gives dogs a chance to socialize, just 15 minutes outside of Muhlenberg Township. There is a separate enclosure for small and timid pups, so you never have to worry about your shy Schnauzer getting frightened by a rambunctious Retriever. This establishment also works as an equine rescue center for abused and neglected horses. They even have a trail that surrounds the horse pasture if you and your pooch want a closer look at all the beautiful rescues. Dogs love horse playing at this good-hearted park!