Dog Friendly Activities in Princeton, NJ

There are 10 dog friendly activities in Princeton. 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 Princeton.

Pet Friendly Mountain Lakes Open Space Area
Mountain Lakes Open Space Area Mountain Lakes Open Space Area provides hiking opportunities along with picturesque views. The 75-acre protected area has 8 miles of easy dog friendly hikes. Just keep Fido on a leash while on the trails. You can also fish in the beautiful man-made lake. See Details
Pet Friendly Mercer County Dog Park
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
Rocky Top Dog Park Pets are welcome off-leash at this Kingston, NJ dog park. 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
Kingston Branch Loop Trail The Kingston Branch Loop 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 Princeton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Kingston Branch Loop 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
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park 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 Princeton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park 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
Trolley Line Trail The Trolley Line 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 Princeton Junction! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Trolley Line 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
Mercer County Park Mercer County Park is full of winding pet-friendly trails to enjoy with your pooch. Located in West Windsor, some of the pathways are covered and lit to enjoy in the darkness. Dogs are welcome on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. Mercer County Park is open every day of the week from 6:30am to 10:00pm. See Details
Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve Trail Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve Trail is pet-friendly. You are welcome to bring your pooch with you to explore this 2.2-mile picturesque hiking trail. It's a loop, so you can end up back at where you started off with a variety of activity options throughout the year as well. Dogs must be on a leash under six feet and all mess should be cleaned up after them. See Details
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is dog-friendly. This popular recreation corridor in New Jersey passes through miles and miles of canal country. Lots of people enjoy canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding in the area. The trail spans 70 miles in total, through fields and forests, perfect for pooches who love the outdoors. Dog owners are reminded to keep their pooch on a leash and to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Veterans Memorial Park This 333 acre park 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
Working Dog Winery Working Dog Winery is a popular tasting room in central NJ. They welcome dogs outside between November 15th and March 15th every year. 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. They also have a nationally recognized 5k run that benefits pet rescue every May, where both humans and dogs can run together for a good cause. Working Dog Winery is open Friday from 2pm to 6pm and Saturday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm. 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
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
Round Valley Reservoir Pets are welcome on-leash at this beautiful Lebanon park, which surrounds the deepest body of water in New Jersey. 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
Falls Township Park Falls Township Park is a well-maintained park with a lot of pet traffic. There are two fenced dog runs in Falls Township Park. One run is for small breeds while the other is for large breeds. The dog park is part of a larger park with a large lake surrounded by a blacktop walking path. There is a second walking path on the south side of the park that goes through a wooded area. Both paths are great for walking dogs. Picnic pavilions are also available See Details
Rosedale Dog Park Rosedale Dog Park is a five-acre dog park broken with separate areas for small and large dogs. The park features man-made hills and tunnels as well as agility jumps and a water fountain made for the dogs. The park has picnic tables and ample parking. See Details
Hunterdon Off-Leash Dog Area Dogs may play off-leash at this popular Flemington dog park. 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
Colonial Dog Park There's plenty of room for your pet to play off-leash at this large, fenced dog park, which includes shade trees and grassy spaces. See Details
Central Bark Located one block in from 22 east and Cramer Ave on Greenbrook Rd the park hosts two large seperated running areas you may choose from. The park is well shaded and maintained. The larger space has a small pavillion with two picnic tables and fresh water, gazebo and a sidewalk/track should you decide to get some excercise with your dog. The second space has no structures or people comforts on it , this space is great if your dog needs time to acclamate or burn off some steam before making new friends. See Details
Thompson Park Dog Park Off leash dog park separated into 2 fenced in areas one for large dogs and one for small dogs. Great park with plenty of shade from trees in the dog park and plenty of seating as well as nearby restrooms and water supply from well nearby. Also plenty of garbage containers and poop bag dispensers within this great spacious dog park. 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