Dog Friendly Activities in New Brunswick, NJ

There are 69 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of New Brunswick. 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 New Brunswick.

Pet Friendly South Mountain Reservation
South Mountain Reservation South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ is dog-friendly. This nature reserve coverers 2,112 acres in portions of Maplewood, Millburn and West Orange. The woodland park features a variety of hardwood trees, and tall hemlocks towering above streams, creeks and ponds. The west branch of the Rahway River flows through the valley, and a 25-foot waterfall at Hemlock Falls is a dramatic feature. It is also a Revolutionary War historic site. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails and the South Mountain Dog Park is located within the Reservation. See Details
Pet Friendly Hacklebarney State Park
Hacklebarney State Park Hacklebarney State Park is dog-friendly. Located between Long Valley and Chester in Morris County, the centerpiece of this secluded park is the gushing river that works its way through the towering trees and glacial valley. There are a number of hiking trails and picnic areas along the shoreline for you to enjoy together. You and your pooch may run into a deer or even a bear, so make sure you keep Fido on a leash for the duration of their visit. To preserve the cleanliness of the water and the surrounding area, please clean up any mess that your pooch leaves behind. 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
Donaldson Park Dog Park This busy off-leash dog park is a great place to bring your pet to socialize. Fully fenced with benches, shade, and running water in season. See Details
Metuchen-Edison Community Dog Park Fenced dog park with benches, water fountains, trash receptacles, walking paths, and a paved parking area. See Details
Mercer County Bark Park This fun off-leash dog park is fully fenced and includes a separate small dog area, various ground covers, waste stations, and doggie water fountains. See Details
Watchung Reservation The Watchung Reservation is a dog-friendly spot in Mountainside, New Jersey. This 1,900-acre park is packed full of hiking and riding trails with picnic areas, a trailside nature center, and a visitor center along the way. Dogs are allowed throughout the park and on the sandy trails. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pets leave behind. The Nature Center is open every day of the week from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Source Farmhouse Brewery Source Farmhouse Brewery is a dog friendly, farm-to-glass located in Colts Neck. Enjoy a mug filled with a refreshing lager outdoors in a traditional Bavarian style biergarten under the shade of hop vines growing along reclaimed wood pergola. The expansive farm includes plenty of space for fun, outdoor activities like bocce, corn hole, giant Jenga. Snacks like potato chips and beef jerky are available. See Details
Alexander Ching Memorial Dog Park Fido will love playing with friends at dog-friendly Alexander Ching Memorial Dog Park, located in Holmdel, NJ. Completed in May 2021 and known simply as Alex's Paw Park, this is the ideal place to let Fido run off leash and play on pet-friendly apparatus in a large, secure area. See Details
Burnt Mills Cider Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the tasting room at Burnt Mills Cider. They don't serve food, but welcome bringing your own. They do have a rotating schedule of food trucks that serve on the property. See Details
Working Dog Winery Working Dog Winery is a popular pet-friendly tasting room in central NJ. They welcome dogs to join their owners on the lawn. Dozens of customers bring their dogs with them during the weekends of these dates to enjoy the vast grounds and spend quality time with their four-legged friends. Working Dog Winery is open Friday from 2pm to 6pm and Saturday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm. See Details
Veterans Memorial Park The dog-friendly Veterans Memorial Park in Hamilton, NJ, is a 333-acre park that was built in honor of Hamilton's veterans in 1977. Approximately four miles of walking trails are sprinkled through wooded areas, and there are more than two miles of paved bicycle trails, intermittent picnic grounds, rest stops, athletic fields, a large lake, huge tennis complex and a dog park. The dog park has a well maintained, fenced-in, off-leash play area. There is a separate enclosure for large and small dogs with double-entry gates. Both areas offer agility equipment and obstacle courses, benches, poop bags and trash receptacles. A doggie water fountain is just outside the dog park entrance. Dogs on leash are welcome outside the dog park. See Details
Woodbridge Dog Park Pet-friendly Woodbridge Dog Park is located across from Alvin P. Williams Park in Woodbridge, NJ. It has two separate fenced areas, water fountains, benches, shade, gazebos, agility equipment, poop bags, trash cans, and parking. See Details
South Mountain Dog Park This spacious dog park in Maplewood includes separate areas for large and small dogs. You and your pooch will also discover a number of agility courses to try out, for dogs, but you could have a go too if you want. All mess that dogs leave behind must be cleaned up after. See Details
Mercer County Dog Park Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located on Old Trenton Road in Princeton. See Details
Tamaques Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Tamaques Park, a 106-acre dog-friendly park in the community of Westfield, NJ. Visitors can utilize the picnic areas, jogging path, sports courts, playing fields and playgrounds. The park also has a pond and small wooded area. Fido must remain on a leash for the duration of your visit. 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
The Hungry Puppy Dog Park The Hungry Puppy, a pet food and supply retailer at 1288 Route 33, Howell, opened its Puppy Park, a safe environment where pet owners can being their dogs to socialize. The Hungry Puppy Park is a free park and is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Sundays. For information on the park and its events, call 732-938-4470. See Details
Sourland Mountain Trails Pets love the chance to join you on-leash at this lovely mountainside park with pond and nature trails. See Details
Dorbrook Recreation Area You'll love strolling down the easy, paved pathways of this lovely recreation area, where your pet is welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
Holmdel Park Holmdel Park is pet-friendly. You can walk the trail around the park or go the other way and discover how beautiful the nature is and the sound of birds. Bring your pooch along on a leash and don't forget to clean up any mess that's left behind. Holmdel Park is open every day of the week from 7am to 9pm. See Details
West Windsor Community Park Dog Park West Windsor Community Park Dog Park is pet-friendly. After you explore the park's trails with your leashed pooch, you can unleash them within the fenced area of this dog park. The park contains agility equipment and has water for pups who need to rehydrate. The park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Red Wagon Farm Red Wagon Farm is a pet-friendly pumpkin patch in Manasquan, NJ, where Fido can join you to pick your own pumpkins. Friendly, leashed dogs are permitted in the pumpkin patch field, but are not allowed to partake in any other activities. The local, family farm is the largest in New Jersey allowing visitors to pick pumpkins from the vine and offers over 100 varieties of pumpkins and gourds to choose from. There is no admission fee and payment for goods is accepted in cash. 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