While Narberth may be a small borough, its compact layout means that it is pawfect for exploring by foot, as well as by paw. With a sprawling park, a variety of dog-friendly restaurants, and a highly-rated animal hospital, your dog will no doubt love Narberth just as much as you will.
The main park within Narberth is known as Narbrook Park, which is located within the town's National Historic District. The park is about ten acres in size, with a playground, picnic areas, and a walking trail that will take you and your pooch through the park's diverse array of vegetation.
For pups who enjoy a restaurant meal, there are a few dog-friendly restaurants in Narberth well worth trying. For an authentic Thai meal, the Coco Thai Bistro is the place to go, while pooches who would prefer choosing from an extensive selection of classic American dishes will love the Great American Pub. McShea's Restaurant and Bar is also worth checking out, as this Irish pub not only serves up tasty pub grub, but also a wide range of craft beers.
The relaxing and low-key vibe of Narberth, along with its dog-friendly restaurants, makes it the ideal place to spend some bonding time with your pooch.
Less than four miles from Narberth is the affluent small town of Gladwyne, where you will find a few parks that your dog will absolutely love. Begin at the West Mill Creek Off-Leash Dog Park, a dedicated dog park complete with a fitness trail and a creek to swim in, both of which dogs can make use of without a lead. Keep in mind that this park is not fully fenced-off, so you will still need to have control over your dog. Other parks worth checking out include the Rolling Hill Park, with its nature trails, historic landmarks and natural creek, as well as off-lead doggie play areas and trails, and Gladwyne Park, a smaller residential park with sports facilities, a playground and picnic areas.
Just two and a half miles from Narberth lies West of South Ardmore Park, an extremely dog-friendly neighborhood in Ardmore. The Vernon V. Young Memorial Park is a small residential park here, with tennis courts and a playground, as well as a paved walking path that makes this park pawfect for a leisurely dog walk. Linwood Park, with its wide variety of vegetation and scenic walking trail, is also worth visiting, and, once you are done, you can then treat your pooch to a meal at one of the neighborhood's numerous dog-friendly restaurants. If your pup likes classic French food, head to the A La Maison Bistro, while those who prefer Mediterranean cuisine can choose from Morokko or Hummus.
About three miles from Narberth is Manayunk East, a neighborhood in Philadelphia with plenty for you and your pooch to see and do. Pretzel Park is always popular, because not only is this park home to a large expanse of green and multiple picnic tables, but it is also where you will find the Pretzel Dog Run. This is an area in the park where dogs are allowed to run free off the lead, but keep in mind that the walls are quite short in some areas, so you will still need to keep a close eye on your dog. Also in this neighborhood is Boone Park, with a large playground and a winding paved trail for you and Fido to stroll on.
Just three miles from Narberth is the Wynnefield Heights South neighborhood of Philadelphia, which provides access to the largest municipal park in all of Philadelphia. The park is split into East and West sections, with both areas totaling 2052 acres in size, and with the scenic Schuylkill River running in between them. The diverse habitats within the park range from woodlands to wetlands, and there are a number of different trails within the park that you and Fido can follow. The Boxer's Trail is one of the most popular, as this 3.8 mile path will take the two of you through majestic old-growth woods, finishing up at a spot that provides stunning views of the river below.
About five and a half miles from Narberth is the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Parkview, where there is so much green space for you and your pooch to explore. The greenery is all thanks to the 120 acre Haverford Reserve, a nature reserve featuring everything from woodlands to streams, to miles of hiking trails. While you will need to keep your dog on a lead in the main park, the Haverford Reserve Dog Park can also be found here, providing the pawfect space for your pup to have a run off the lead. The dog park is two acres in size, with separate areas for smaller and larger dogs, as well as LED lights to ensure that the park stays well-lit after dark.