Fall is the perfect time to get the furriest members of our family out of the house and exercising. It’s the perfect temperature where you won’t have to worry about them overheating or being too cold! Luckily, there are many dog-friendly parks and trails in the area that are sure to entertain your dog while also giving you a perfect excuse to get out of the house!
Off-Leash Dog Parks
There are many safe off-leash dog parks in the area that are perfect for letting your pup run free and play with their friends. Most parks are completely fenced in and require dogs to be licensed and up to date on vaccinations. Many also have designated areas for the smaller dogs and benches throughout for owners to sit while watching the dogs play.
Awesome Dogs Dog Park - Temple
Upper Macungie Township Dog Park – Fogelsville
Lower Macungie Dog Park – Macungie
Speelhoffer Dog Park – Pottstown
Pottstown Bark Park – Pottstown
Godfrey's Dogdom – Mohnton
Reynold's Dog Park at Schuylkill Canal Park – Phoenixville
Reservoir Dogs! Park – Phoenixville
Lloyd Park – Downingtown
Roonie's Canine Corner at Lambert Park – West Goshen
Connell Dog Park – Scranton
The Garden Village Dog Park – Pittston
Trails are perfect for getting out and exercising both the dogs and yourself! Many have idyllic scenery and excellent social distancing options in place. Keep in mind, when taking your dog anywhere other than a fenced-in dog park, they almost certainly will be required to be kept on a leash at all times.
Monocacy Hill Recreation Area – Birdsboro
· This park offers over 5 miles of trails and outdoor adventures. It’s very well maintained and offers some elevation and a beautiful stream.
Natural Lands Trust's Stone Hills Preserve – Schwenksville
· These preserves offer hundreds of acres of woodlands, wetlands, streams and hiking trails.
Muhlenberg Rail Trail – Temple
Ironton Rail-Trail – Coplay
Schuylkill River Trail - John Bartram Trail – Auburn/Hamburg
Schuylkill River Trail - Thun Trail – Pottstown/Douglassville/Birdsboro
· Both the rail trails and river trails are a part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. They all have conveniently located parking and connect all of the local communities together.
Nolde Forest – Reading
· 660 acres with 10 interchanging trails. Enjoy hiking as well as picnicking and fishing.
Reading Public Museum Arboretum – Reading
· The perfect location to get your dog exercise while also enjoy the beauty of the arboretum.
Pawlings Farm – King of Prussia
· This local trail conveniently borders the Schuylkill River Trail and is ideal for dogs who prefer to walk further away from other dogs.
With the various trails and parks to choose from all over the area there is no doubt that both you and your dog will enjoy your time out of the house! Whether you’re hoping to let them run free or are setting off on a day-long adventure, enjoy the beauty that fall in PA has to offer and make lasting memories with your furry sidekick at your side.
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