East Pennsausken is located in the Pennsauken Township, a suburb of Merchantville, New Jersey. This beautiful residential area has a commercial corridor running through it. Haddonfield Road intersects the community and there are many shops, services, and eateries here that residents can access on foot. There is even an ice cream parlor! A country club, a middle school with sports fields, and several natural areas area are all close at hand for East Pennsausken residents to stroll by with their dogs.
Remember, however, that Pennsauken can have rainy springs and an umbrella may be advisable when walking with your dog during this season. Summers can be hot and humid so you may want to walk earlier or later in the day to avoid the heat. Autumn generally provides beautiful pedestrian weather and scenery in this area but winters can be chilly and wet, so be prepared with warm, dry outdoor gear for you and your pup!
East Pennsausken does not have hilly areas and the terrain is relatively flat and easy to traverse on foot with your pup regardless of your fitness level. The Pennsauken Country Club is located on the southwest side of the area and provides a dominant landscape feature in the region. On the east, a wetland and river are situated, surrounded by natural areas. A commercial corridor runs through the neighborhood and provides access to the country club. There is some heavier traffic associated with this roadway that you will need to watch for when walking with your dog.
Many older character homes are distributed through the neighborhood which consists mostly of single-family homes with good sized, landscaped properties. Sidewalks with grass berms provide safe walking spaces for residents walking their dogs and cool footing for puppy paws. The streets are lined with thick, large, mature shade trees that keep the community cool in the summer.
The country club located in the area is not accessible to dogs, however, the beautiful landscaping and trees can be enjoyed from adjacent streets with sidewalks such as Fairway Boulevard or Park Avenue. The wetlands and green areas to the northeast also provide some natural greenways, although paths in these natural areas are not paved or maintained and may not provide good footing.
The Bow Wow Dog Park is located nearby and allows dogs off-leash. This is a great place for some free play with your dog! There are separate large and small dog areas, so regardless of your pooch's size, they can find a safe place to romp with similar sized furry friends.
Nearby Stockton Park has a picnic area and playground. Dogs are not allowed on playgrounds but they can enjoy the park from adjacent paved paths on a leash. Shade trees in the park cover adjacent walkways as well, so you can enjoy your outing!