The Five Best Places To Walk Your Dog in Philly


Looking for an exciting, new place to walk your dog in the Philadelphia area? Check out these fantastic local spots for some of the best dog-walking opportunities the City of Brotherly Love has to offer!

At approximately 10 miles in length, this trail provides an amazing view of the city. An added bonus is that the Schuylkill River Dog Park is just around the corner from the trail.


This is one of the best places to people watch in the city! You never know what you will see — live bands, dancers, clowns — there’s always something happening here.  There is no shortage of plush, green grass in the park and there are always tons of other pooches for your fur kids to mingle with. A fun side note about this park: parts of the movie In Her Shoes was filmed here, which proves just how good of a dog- walking spot it is.


Known to the locals as “The Lakes” this historic park has it all! Tons of fields, lots of spots to relax and of course, lakes. If your pooch loves to swim then this is the place to be.


This place is a hidden gem just outside of the city limits. With over 50 miles of rugged forest trails, you and your dog will be rejuvenated by the fresh air and sights and sounds of nature in this quiet, scenic hideaway. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world as you traverse the trails with your favorite four-legged pal.


If your dog is a bird chaser, then you may want to hold on tight for this one! This refuge was established in 1972 for the purpose of preserving this natural area, know as Tinicum Marsh. This spot will get your dog’s tail wagging while you observe an abundance of wildlife in its natural setting.


Have have you ever been to any of these places with your fur kid? Where is your favorite place to walk your dogs? Let us know in the comments!   philly-infographic-v2

About Kristie Sargent

Kristie is part of the husband-and-wife team that own and run Philly Pet Care. She is the proud mom to son Connor and three fur kids, including two cats, Street Cat and Diesel, and dog Janey, a terrier mix adopted from a no-kill shelter. Janey is lovingly referred to as the “house dog” and is Philly Pet Care’s mascot. Learn more and come find me on Google+

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