Dog Friendly Activities in Matawan, NJ

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Matawan, and 142 more nearby. 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 Matawan.

Pet Friendly Cheesequake State Park
Cheesequake State Park Look out, I think there's going to be a Cheesequake! Surprisingly, the park is not named after an astonishing natural event where cheese falls from the sky. The name actually comes from the Delaware word for upland. At this park, you and Fido will discover open fields, saltwater and freshwater marshes, a white cedar swamp, Pine Barrens, and a northeastern hardwood forest. There's also a beach, but dogs are not permitted on it. Family campsites #23-27 and #37-40 are pet-friendly, so you and your pooch can stay for a little longer. If you're vegan, you may want to give this one a miss. The park is open daily from 8am until 6pm. See Details
Pet Friendly 8th Ave Dog Beach
8th Ave Dog Beach 8th Ave Dog Beach is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to hang out in Asbury Park with other pups on this stretch of sand. During the summer, the beach gets pretty full so be prepared for many interactions with other canines. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind and to keep an eye on their pups at all times while they play. From May 16 through September 15, dogs are only allowed sun-up to 8:30am and after 6:00pm. See Details
Asbury Park Photo Tour 'Asbury Park Photo Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Noelle. Create some lasting memories with your pooch at this photoshoot along the boardwalk. Your host will capture photos of you at the historic landmarks and art installations. At the end of the tour, your host will send you a link to access your photos. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 5 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $65 per person. See Details
Sandy Hook/Gateway National Park Sandy Hook/Gateway National Park is pet-friendly between certain dates. Dogs are not permitted on ocean-side beaches at Sandy Hook Unit from March 15 through Labor Day due to piping plover season. Pets are permitted on bay-side beaches at Plum Island and Horseshoe Cove throughout the year, but must always be on a leash. Dog owners must carry out all trash, and make preparations for carrying out dog waste. See Details
Sandy Hook This lovely beach is a great place for a daytrip, and pets are allowed on-leash on the bay side all year round. Unfortunately, dogs are only allowed on the beach during the off-season starting on September 15. See Details
Wonder Bar Yappy Hour Wonder Bar hosts a Doggie Happy Hour weekly, usually on Thursdays. Doggies get to romp and play in very large fenced outdoor area while Mommy and Daddy enjoy a cool drink. See Details
Sirius Dog Run The Sirius Dog Run in Battery Park City's Gateway Plaza area is a great dog run with new paving. It is a beautiful part of the city, and many friendly dogs and their humans love this area. It is named after one of the Rescue Labs that gave his life during the 9-11 search and rescue operations. See Details
Wolf Hill Dog Park - Oceanport NJ Wolf Hill is home to one of two Off-Leash Dog Areas operated by the Monmouth County Park System. This 4-acre area combines an area for dogs of all sizes as well as an area for smaller dogs weighing 35 lbs or less. Dog waste bags and garbage cans can be found in both dog areas, and there are portable toilets near the parking lot. There is no water source available at the site for dogs and owners, so you have to bring your own water bottles or jugs. See Details
Dyker Beach Park Dog Run Dyker Beach Park Dog Run includes a large, grassy dog run with a secure entrance where your pet can play off-leash. See Details
See 30+ Top New York Sights Fun Guide 'See 30+ Top New York Sights Fun Guide' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Geoff. If your pooch meets NYC subway sizing requirement to ride the subway, then this tour is for you both! Your host will guide you and your pooch through NYC major landmarks and you will get to hear about history and legends along the way. See historic and iconic buildings, statues, popular neighborhoods, Central Park and more. The experience lasts 5 hours and can accommodate up to 20 guests ages 2 and up. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Dog Park The Dog Park is located in the Sewaren section near Alvin P. Williams Park. It has two separate fenced areas, water fountains, benches, shade, gazebos, agility equipment, poop bags, trash cans, and parking. It's also near the water, so there is usually a nice breeze. See Details
Sailing Tour of New York and Brooklyn 'Sailing Tour of New York and Brooklyn' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Ian. Set sail around Governor's Island with views of the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Dogs are welcome on private bookings. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests of all ages. Rates start at $80 per person. See Details
Bicentennial Park A nice little park on a 7 mile long lake. There are hiking trails in the woods along the lake with many places to sit and enjoy. There are lots of fish in the lake, and it is a popular place to fish. The lake allows non-motorized boats, so it's also a great place to kayak with you dog. You can stop at many enclaves to give you and the dog a rest. The community park has a paved path for the disabled, as well as picnic areas with grills, a soccer field, and tennis courts. Dogs must be leashed within the park. See Details
Prospect Park Dog Field From 5am to 9am and 9 pm to 1 am daily, dogs can roam free and even swim in the Long Meadow, Neathermead and Peninsula areas of Prospect Park. You will be joined by hundreds of other happy dog owners and their dogs, enjoying the sprawling fields. See Details
Manasquan Reservoir Pets are welcome on leashes on the trails. Rent a kayak, go fishing, or just take your pet along the circuit of the beautiful lake. See Details
East Brunswick Dog Park at Heavenly Farms Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with water fountains, waste bags, separate small dog area and lights for night use. Open till 10pm. See Details
Rutgers Garden There is a wonderful expanse of gardens here made by Rutgers University, as well as tons of hiking trails along the Raritan River. Trails are well maintained and easy to walk on. The gardens are well manicured and have lots of places to sit and enjoy. Pets must be on a secure leash at all times. See Details
Echo Lake Dog Park Pets love to roam free at this 3-acre fenced dog park, which includes a separate small dog area and benches for owners to relax on. See Details
Wolfe's Pond Park This public park includes a special area and walking trail for dogs and hosts loads of dog-related events, including agility trials. The dog run is located to left of Cornelia Avenue. See Details
Tamaques Park Tamaques Park is a dog friendly park with a pond, small woods area, picnic area with built in grill, and a lot more. There's a lot of grass, several baseball fields, a tennis court, and jungle gyms as well. See Details
Silver Lake Dog Run This fenced, off-leash dog run is the largest on Staten Island, and includes a separate area for smaller pets. It is great place to socialize your pet. See Details
Bay Shore Water Front Park Bring your pet for a scenic stroll at this lovely waterfront park. They're welcome if on-leash. See Details
Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway The Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway 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 Manasquan! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway. 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
Fort Greene Park This lovely Brooklyn public park includes an off-leash area where pets can romp and play during early morning hours and late evening. See Details