Newtown is a small borough in Bucks County. Not to be confused with the surrounding Newtown Township, this small community was founded by William Penn in 1684 as a country retreat for city dwellers. Today, this quaint village is just minutes away from pawsome parks and trails. Although there aren’t any veterinary clinics in Newtown, there are three in the surrounding Newtown Township, so canine care is just a bone’s throw away.
If you’re in the mood for some pizza, pack up your pooch and head over to Jules Thin Crust. Order some organic thin crust pizza and chill out on the patio seating with your pup. She’ll even get her own bowl of water. For some delicious pub grub, try Black Horse Tavern. Chow down on Pulled Beef Sliders, Buffalo Shrimp, or a thick juicy burger. Wash your meal down with one of the 24 beers on tap. There are only five outdoor dog friendly tables and this is a pretty pup-ular place, so grab patio seat as soon as arrive.
After dinner, take your pup for a stroll down State Street. As you walk past all the shops and boutiques, you’ll get a taste of the borough’s charm. No doubt about it, your pup will love Newtown!
If your pup is up for some action, pack some water, snacks, and a leash, and head over to the Tyler State Park. Located in Newtown Township, this beautiful park has 25 miles of trails for exploring. Many of the trails are paved walkways also used by cyclists. But there are some hiking trails that delve into meadows and forests. Since the Haybarn Grass Trail clocks in at four miles, it’s a good option for dogs with loads of energy. For some pupperific waterfront scenery, follow the 2.5 mile Neshimany Creek Trail. If your pal needs a break, find a quiet spot on the banks of the creek, sit back, and enjoy the view.
Next time your pooch needs a walk, pay a visit to Newtown Township’s Robert Ridge Park. Sprawling over 20 acres, it has plenty of room for some fun in the sun. A playground, benches, and picnic facilities are available. Bring a ball for a game of fetch, or let your furry friend just sniff his way around the massive lawn. If he’s got pent up energy, take a couple laps around the park’s perimeter. You can also hop on the Newtown Trail and follow it through Newtown Borough and over to Tyler State Park. This is about a 3.5 mile walk, so your pup will definitely get a good workout.
Looking for a puptastic place to walk your dog? Head over to Silver Lake Park in Newtown Township. Your pal can trot around the acres of green grass, or search for the perfect stick in the groves of trees. Bring a blanket and a picnic and stay for the afternoon. Or for a change of scenery, pop over to the Carl Sedia Park. It may be small, but this park has some pawsome features. Your pooch can check out the gazebo or take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful grounds. It connects with Chandler Fields, the local baseball hub, where you can access the Newtown Trail.
Is your dog bursting with energy? Then it’s time for a trip to Bucks County Off Leash Dog Park. This pawsome park is located inside Core Creek Park in the nearby town of Langhorne. Your pal can ditch his leash and let loose in this fenced in park. Cozy up on one of the benches and watch him dart and dash around the grassy area. He’ll also love the opportunity to mix and mingle with new four legged friends. Large and small dogs each have their own area to play. You must register with the Department of Parks and Recreation to obtain an access card before using the park.
The Bark Park at Warminster Park is just a quick 20 minute drive west of Newtown. Nestled in Warminster Township, this fenced in area is a puptastic spot to let your pup run around sans leash. She’ll feel free and wild as she runs around to her heart’s content. Since the wide open grassy fields are a favorite place for local canines, she’ll have plenty of friends to play with. Water and benches are available. Please note that pet parents must register with the Parks and Recreation office in order to receive a Bark Pass. Be sure to register today- your pooch doesn’t want to miss out on all the furrific fun!