Thornton is a small town in Pennsylvania, only 30 miles west of Philadelphia and 10 miles north of the Delaware River. The town has been around since the early 1700s, and used to be known as "Yellow House" thanks to the iconic Yellow House Inn that was built in 1750. Today, Thornton thrives and lives up to its small-town charm, even among dog walkers thanks to the numerous places to walk Fido, even in the small area.
The Natural Lands' Wawa Preserve is a 98-acre area that is dog-friendly to residents and visitors. This narrow preserve takes up space on both sides of Rocky Run Creek, with a 1.2-mile trail running alongside the creek. The trail is made from dirt and provides access to the areas sight-seeing overlooks, and a small field for picnics and recreational activities. Dogs do not have to be on a leash inside the park, and have access to water fountains, benches, and trash bins. The park connects to a trail that loops through the city called the Darlington Trail. The trail is made of concrete and crushed stone and requires pups to be on a leash while in use of it. Don't forget to bring clean-up bags and water onto the trail!
Although the nearest vet is 5 miles away in the town of Media, that hasn't stopped the city of Thornton from providing for its four-legged pals in its parks and trails. Come check them out today!