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Dog Areas in Bridgewater, VA

7 Parks
2 Eateries
Small town charm abounds in Bridgewater! This quiet and quaint community about eight miles southwest of Harrisonburg has a thriving economy that supports a plethora of local shops, businesses and restaurants. Residents of Bridgewater love the town’s frequent community events and focus on family-friendly fun. In the event that your pup needs to see a veterinarian, there’s an animal clinic just three miles away in the neighboring community of Mount Crawford.

There’s plenty of fur-iendly fun in Bridgewater, too! Edgebrier park is a pawsome place to visit with your leashed dog and enjoy the beautiful water features that include a waterfall and fish pond. Cooks Creek Arboretum is a furrific place for a longer walk with your pooch. This eight-acre park has a paved walking path lined with trees planted by local high school students, making it an extra scenic place for a stroll with your dog.

For  yummy eats in Bridgewater, visit The Cracked Pillar with your pup! You can enjoy savory menu items like the Loaded Fries, the Pillar Burger or the Cracked Cobb Salad with Fido by your side at the outdoor seating area.

With pawsome parks and furrific amenities, it’s easy to see why dogs and their humans give Bridgewater two paws and two thumbs up!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Bridgewater, VA

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    Population Density 1,581/sq mi

    #1 Bridgewater

    Check out Bridgewater’s namesake neighborhood with your leashed dog and explore several of the town’s furrific parks! Seven Bridges Park has 2.23 picturesque acres where you can chill out with Fido. There is a quaint gazebo in a grassy area and bench swings where you can sway and watch the waters of the North River flow by. Wynant Park is another nearby pawsome park with almost an acre of lush green grass and shady trees. Situated in a quiet residential area, this park also has a small playground and a picnic table. If you and your pup are craving more space, then head to the neighborhood’s Oakdale Park, Bridgewater’s biggest park at 36 acres. It has a walking path and grassy playfields where you and your furry friend can frolic. The park also has horseshoe pits, picnic areas and two playgrounds.
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    Population Density 1,461/sq mi

    #2 West Bridgewater

    Want to get a workout with Fido by your side? Head to the West Bridgewater neighborhood! This area has two woofderful parks where you can break a sweat alongside your leashed dog. First stop, Bridgeview Park! You and your pup can warm up on the park’s quarter-mile paved walking and jogging path that loops around this 2.5-acre grassy park. The trail is dotted with 18 exercise stations where you can get a full body workout in. There’s also a children’s fitness station, and riverfront benches where you and your pooch can hydrate and rest after your workout! This neighborhood is also home to the 10-acre Willwood Park, a pawsome place for a walk or a jog with your dog on the .3-mile paved path. When you’ve worked up an appetite, visit Jalapeno Southwest Grill where leashed dogs are welcome on the patio!
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    Population Density 172/sq mi

    #3 Mount Crawford

    Travel just three miles from Bridgewater and immerse yourself in the adorable namesake neighborhood of Mount Crawford! Start with a jaunt with your leashed dog on the walking trail at Monger Park. The path winds around the perimeter of the park’s baseball and softball fields near a forested greenway with a creek babbling through it. After your walk, visit CrossKeys Vineyards! The dog-loving owners of this 150-acre vineyard allow visitors to bring leashed pups in the outdoor areas of this beautiful winery, including the patio at the tasting room. It doesn’t get much better than sipping on locally crafted wine while taking in the Shenandoah Valley views with your pooch by your side.
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    Population Density 1,992/sq mi

    #4 East Harrisonburg

    A furrific off-leash adventure awaits you and Fido in the East Harrisonburg neighborhood! Just seven miles from Bridgewater, this Harrisonburg neighborhood’s Smithland Road Dog Park is understandably pawpular! This large fully enclosed dog park has tons of room for your four-legged friend to run off some energy. In fact, the area is so large, humans can get a good stretch of the legs, too! Bring a ball or a Frisbee, as it’s a pawsome place for playing fetch. There are water fountains for dogs and people, plus benches and picnic tables throughout the park. Dogs weighing less than 30 pounds can take advantage of the adjacent designated small dog yard.
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    Population Density 5,910/sq mi

    #5 Central Harrisonburg

    Looking for a great place to walk with your dog? Visit the Central Harrisonburg neighborhood! The one-mile Bluestone Trail runs through this Harrisonburg neighborhood about seven miles from Bridgewater. This paved, multiuse path is a pawsome trail to stroll with your leashed pooch. You and your dog will love taking in the sights and scents of this historic area along with the mature trees that are vibrant green in the summer and beautiful shades of orange and yellow as they change in the fall. A portion of the Bluestone Trail runs through Purcell Park, a 67-acre open green space that is a woofderful spot start or end a walk with your dog. The park has tons of open grassy area with trees, a playground, picnic area and restrooms, plus water fountains for both people and pets.
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