It’s easy to see why the pets and people of Philadelphia go mutts over Pennypack Park. This beautiful green space surrounds Pennypack Creek. It’s nine miles long and stretches from the Delaware River on the south all the way up to the Montgomery County border. Needless to say, your doggo will have plenty of room to roam!
Perhaps the best thing about this park is the Pennypack
Trail. The northern trailhead for this puptastic trail is actually in Huntingdon
Valley in Montgomery County. But most of the trail runs through the park and alongside
Pennypack Creek. It’s heavily wooded, so your pup will feel like they are miles
away from civilization. If your dog wants to venture off the beaten path, just
follow any of the spur trails that veer off from the main trail. While you’re
walking, your pal can listen to the sounds of the many birds that call this
place home. Also watch for chipmunks, raccoons, fox, and rabbits.
This park has so many nooks and crannies to discover, you
and your pooch will need to visit several times in order to see everything. Be sure to check out Pennypack Bridge. Built in 1697, it is one of the oldest
functional stone bridges in the country! There’s also the Verree House, which
was overtaken by British troops during the Revolutionary War.
Besides the pawsome trails, you’ll also find sport courts, ball fields, and playgrounds. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park, so go ahead and pack some lunch and enjoy an outdoor meal with your furry best friend. The company and the scenery can’t be beat! Don’t forget to bring some clean up bags and pick up after your pup. Also, your four legged companion will be most appreciative if you have plenty of water on hand. No bones about it, a trip to Pennypack Park will make your pup’s day!