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Dog Areas in Thornton, PA

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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!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Thornton, PA

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    Population Density 1,173/sq mi

    #1 Thornton

    Thornton is a small town surrounded by old farmland and located on the southeast corner of Pennsylvania. Inside the close-knit community is the Everett Swanson Field, a favorite dog-friendly park thanks to its well-kept grassy fields, open space, and fenced-in recreational fields. There are baseball diamonds, a soccer field, restrooms, a picnic area, water fountains, and benches to rest. If you're looking for a nice trail to take Fido out for a longer walk, the Cornucopia Trail is on the southeast side of town, and offers a 1.3-mile path. The trail is dog-friendly to leashed pups, made from concrete, and has trash bins and benches along the way.
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    Population Density 2,877/sq mi

    #2 Northern Glen Mills

    Glen Mills is a city that is 2.6 miles west of Thorton, offering a dog-friendly neighborhood known as Northern Glen Mills. The neighborhood is popular with dog walkers thanks to Thornbury Park, which has over 15 acres of open space backed by dense trees, a recreational area, and 1 mile of paved trails. Fido can enjoy a long walk along the concrete trail, or play in the open area, with access to features like fenced-in tennis courts, a playground, restrooms, a pavilion, water fountains, trash bins, and a gazebo. To get out into nature with your pup, head over to Camp Sunshine. This area has multiple campsites, and features like benches and trash bins available to humans and pups. Dogs do not have to be on a leash inside the camping area.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,987/sq mi

    #3 Ivy Mills

    The Ivy Mills neighborhood is the central community in the city of Glen Mills, located just 3 miles from Thornton. The popular park of the area is known as the Newlin Grist Mill Park and brings in lots of guests, thanks to its dog-friendliness and large size. The park is home to the old Mill that had existed in the area for over a hundred years. ake your pup on a dog-friendly tour in and around the area to really get immersed in the town's history. The park extends though along the West Branch Chester Creek, offering wooded nature trails, open fields, and a small developed area with a playground, soccer field, water fountains, and trash bins. Dogs have to remain on a leash while on a tour, but can come off of it once the tour is over.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 107/sq mi

    #4 Wawa

    The small town of Wawa is 3 miles from Thornton, and is best known for hosting the Natural Lands' Wawa Preserve, which has over 98 acres of protected land and trails that are dog-friendly. The preserve does not require pups to be on a leash, and offers trails from 3 to 6 miles that explore the natural flora and fauna of this beautiful place. There are open areas for playing and picnicking, with water fountains and trash bins available. The preserve connects to an outside trail called Darlington Trail, which extends over 2.75 miles and runs over an old train trestle. The path is made from concrete and is dog-friendly to leashed pups, but you will have to remember to bring water and clean-up bags along the way!
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    Population Density 798/sq mi

    #5 Featherbed Ln

    The neighborhood of Featherbed Lane is a residential community in the city of Granet Valley, just 5 miles south of Thornton. The area has one of the largest developed parks to play in, known as Clayton Park. This park boasts a large maintained field, dense trees that offer shade and privacy, and nature trails. The open areas have 4 baseball diamonds, a small fishing pond, paved walkways, a picnic area, pavilion, and restrooms. Dogs must remain on a leash while inside the park, but can go hiking or play in the open fields, and get access to water fountains, trash bins, and benches.
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