The Patriots' Path is a 90-mile multi-use trail that runs through Morris County, New Jersey. Different lengths of the trail are equipped for equestrian use, cross-country skiing, inline skating, cycling, and hiking. Fido can accompany you on your walk as long as they remain on a leash and are always cleaned up after.
The trail begins in East Hanover, and it connects to the Lenape Trail in Essex County, which then leads to the Allamuchy Mountain State Park in Sussex County. From here, the trail comes to the Village of High Bridge in Hunterdon County. If you traverse this trail in southern Morris County, you'll find most of it follows the Whippany River, Black River, and Raritan River. If your dog is a swimmer, they'll likely enjoy dipping their feet in a body of water along the path.
You'll have your choice of stopping at a selection of points of interest along the way, and any of these outdoor features can be enjoyed with your dog. The two of you can check out Schooley's Mountain County Park, Lewis Morris County Park, or Chubb Park during your walk. You can also stroll past historic homes like the Ford Mansion or Acorn Hall in Morristown.
There are various seating areas and waste disposal stations along the length of the trail, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own doggie bags. While there are a few stops that have drinking water on the Patriots' Path Trail, not all of these spots are dog-friendly, so be sure to bring your own water and bowl.
There are about a dozen parking locations along the length of the trail, and many of them can be used at no cost to you. Visitors choose a section of this point to point trail to complete, and no matter which parts you see, you're sure to have a great time with your four-legged best friend!