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Dog Friendly Activities in Chatsworth, NJ

There are 18 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Chatsworth. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Chatsworth.

Pet Friendly Robert J. Miller Air Dog Park
Robert J. Miller Air Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes wide open and wooded areas as well as a separate section for small dogs. Registration at Parks Office required. See Details
Pet Friendly Duke's Dog Run at Freedom Park
Duke's Dog Run at Freedom Park This huge, 20-acre dog park is a great place for your pet to exercise off-leash. The park has benches, parking, and a creek for pets to splash in. Just keep in mind that the park is not fully fenced. See Details
Iron Plow Vineyards Iron Plow Vineyards is pet-friendly. This small winery in Southern NJ welcomes dogs in the outdoor area. They even offer water bowls for your pooch to sample, while you try something a little stronger from the selection of wine made in the vineyard. Iron Plow Vineyards is open Thursday through Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Beach Haven Doggy Bay Beach Haven Doggy Bay is pet-friendly in the off-season. However, from May 15 until September 15, dogs are not permitted on the beach anywhere within the Borough of Beach Haven. Leashed dogs may resume use of the beaches from September 16th until May 14th. Leashed dogs may use the bay beach at Taylor Avenue. Make sure you clean up any mess that your pup leaves behind. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times. See Details
Pinelands Brewing Co Sample brews "as pure as the pines" when stopping at dog-friendly brewery Pinelands Brewing Co, located in Little Egg Harbor, NJ. Taste superior beer produced with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and water from the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer (some of the best all-natural drinking water!). Fido is welcome to sit beside you at an outdoor picnic table while you sample a glass of Pitch Pine Ale, Paradise in the Pines Cream Ale, or Cockeyed Milk Stout. See Details
Bass River State Forest Bass River State Forest is dog-friendly. This area was the first forest designated for for public recreation back in 1905. The centerpiece of the park is Lake Absegami, a 67-acre lake created in the 1930's. Lots of visitors enjoy boating, swimming, and hanging out around the lake. The main pet-friendly trail winds through the Absegami Natural Area, where tall pine/oak woods and a small Atlantic white cedar bog can be explored. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until dusk. See Details
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, formerly known as Lebanon State Forest, is a dog-friendly recreation area. The pine forest, littered with sandy trails, is a beautiful place to explore with your pooch. You can also check out the streams winding around the area as well. Family campsites 14 through 82 are also pet-friendly, so you can prolong your stay with your pooch. See Details
Hammonton Dog Park Hammonton Dog Park is a members-only park. Located behind Boyer Avenue Recreational Park and with fences separating the big and smaller pups, this recreation space is ready and waiting for dogs wanting to get their paws dirty. Dogs must be registered with the city to use the park, but registration is open to residents and non-residents. See Details
Veterans Memorial Park Small open park with grass and some trees, dogs are welcome but must be leashed. Waste bags are provided to pick up after them. See Details
Pemberton Rail-Trail The Pemberton Rail-Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Shamong! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Pemberton Rail-Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Batona Trail The Batona Trail is dog-friendly. You are welcome to bring Fido with you on this 50-mile hike that connects three different state forests in New Jersey. The hike takes you through tall forests on a marked trail. To make sure you're on the right track, stick to the pink markers that are dotted around. Dog owners are reminded to keep their pets on a leash on the trail and to clean up any mess that they leave behind. See Details
Wharton State Forest Wharton State Forest is pet-friendly. This park is a bird watchers paradise, with lots of interesting species to be discovered, including bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, marsh hawks, ospreys, great blue herons, swans, screech owls, great-horned owls, bluebirds, hummingbirds, and more. There are a number of hiking trails around the park that you and your pooch can explore together, such as sections of the Batona Trail, a 50-mile trail that connects three different state forests. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the beach of Wharton State Forest. Wharton State Forest can be accessed every day of the week between sunrise and sunset. See Details
Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are invited to join their owners in exploring this beautiful natural area in Eagleswood, NJ. The area consists of well-marked trails that surround several former cranberry bogs, where ornithologists can keep an eye out for a selection of unusual native birds. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Freedom Fields Park Freedom Fields Park is pet-friendly. Take a stroll on the paved trails that wind around this pretty park in Little Egg Harbor. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners throughout the park, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up after them. Freedom Fields Park is open every day of the week from 6am to 8pm. See Details
Stanley H. "Tip" Seaman County Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for a stroll at this park, which is located on the shores of Lake Pohatcong. The park is open daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. On-site facilities/amenities include fishing area, open play area, picnic area, accessible restrooms, small car top boat launch, and walking paths. See Details
Freedom Fields Dog Park Freedom Fields Dog Park is a fenced space in Little Egg Harbor. Bring your pup along for some off-leash fun after a walk on the trails around the larger Freedom Fields Park. Located on 4.5 acres within the larger Freedom Fields Park, this shady new fenced facility is divided into two sections for large and small dogs. Hang out at one of the picnic tables while your pooch plays slalom fetch through the trees with his newfound friends. Freedom Fields Dog Park is open every day of the week from 6am to 8pm.

Registration is required to access the county's off-leash dog parks and dogs must be at least six months old. People using the dog park need to carry their county-issued dog park identification card to assure dogs using the facilities are licensed and are up to date with their vaccines.

Patrons can register their dogs at the following Ocean County facilities:

The County Connection, Ocean County Mall, 1201 Hooper Ave, Toms River, by appointment only: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m., Sunday

Ocean County Parks Administration Office, 1198 Bandon Rd, Toms River: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Tip Seaman County Park, 120 Lakeside Dr, Tuckerton: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday

Wells Mills County Park, 905 Wells Mills Rd, Waretown: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday

Jakes Branch County Park, 1100 Double Trouble Rd, Beachwood: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
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Pemberton Rail-Trail The Pemberton Rail-Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Pemberton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Pemberton Rail-Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Ocean Township Dog Park Ocean Township Dog Park is a pet-friendly recreation space. Follow the dirt road in and all the way to the back and you will see a nice creek with a dock on your left. The park is around two acres, fenced and filled with sand. There's a separate area for large and small dogs. Don't forget to clean up after your pup. See Details