Dog Friendly Activities in Riverdale, NJ

There are 150 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Riverdale. 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 Riverdale.

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 Sirius Dog Run
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
Mills Reservation Bring your pet for an on-leash hike in this lovely park which offers trails of varying difficulty for different levels of hikers. See Details
Warwick Drive-In Theater Warwick Drive-In Theater in Warwick, NY is dog friendly. Three giant screens show the latest movies and there is ample grassy space to walk your leashed pet before or after a film. Please note that the ticket booth and concession stand only accept cash. See Details
Vernon Off-Leash Dog Park The Vernon off-leash dog park in Vernon, NJ occupies 2 acres of fenced grasslands. Visitors will find plenty of room for Fido to run and play, and shaded seating areas for pet owners. See Details
Departed Soles Brewing Company Departed Soles Brewing Company in Jersey City, NJ, is dog-friendly! Well-behaved pups are welcome to join you for a craft brew at Jersey City's first modern brewery and tap room. They offer a carefully curated menu of #DefinitelyNotGlutenFree and gluten free craft beer options. See Details
New Jersey Beer Company New Jersey Beer Company is a dog-friendly brewery in New Bergen, NJ. Leashed dogs are welcome both inside and outside the taproom. They brew a variety of beers such as pale ales, stouts, pilsners, golden ale, wee heavy, saison, and Hefeweizen, as well as seasonal specials. See Details
Harriman State Park Fido is welcome at the dog-friendly Harriman State Park in Ramapo, NY, but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times and display their Rabies tag. Dogs are not allowed in buildings or beach/bathing areas, or in the following areas: Beaver Pond Campground, Welch Beach, Sebago Cabins. See Details
Montville Township Dog Park You'll need to get a pass for this clean, secure, off-leash dog park in Montville. See Details
Brookdale Dog Park Brookdale Dog Park in Montclair, NJ, is a dog-friendly, fully fenced park located within Brookdale Park. The dog area features separate areas for large and small dogs, agility equipment, running water, waste bags, and gravel mulch. There is a limit of two dogs per person and no puppies under 4 months old. Dogs must be accompanied by an adult 15 years or older and no one under the age of 8 is permitted inside the off-leash area. Brookdale Park also has walking and running paths where Fido is welcome on a leash. See Details
Goffle Brook Park & Hawthorne Dog Run One of the newest and most popular features in Goffle Brook Park is the Hawthorne Dog Run. The Hawthorne Dog Run allows dogs the opportunity to run leash-free in a safe and contained area and their owners the chance to relax and enjoy some quality time with their dogs. Leashed dogs are also allowed to walk with their owners in Goffle Brook Park, located along Goffle Road, this 103-acre park is adjacent to the Goffle Brook. The northern section contains a duck pond, which is stocked with trout for fishing during the summer. The southern section of the park contains numerous athletic fields, an accessible playground, and picnic areas. The park is open daily 9am - 9pm. See Details
James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park Dog Run Pets love the off-leash fun at this fenced dog park, which includes separate runs for different size pets, benches, water bowls, running water, donated toys, and waste bags. With a land area of 167 acres, James J. Braddock Park is one of the largest and most beautiful of Hudson County’s parks where leashed dogs are welcome outside of the dog run. The park is home to the 16-acre Woodcliff Lake and has an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline. See Details
Liberty State Park Liberty State Park is pet-friendly. It's a great place to walk around with your pooch and offers amazing views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Dogs must be kept on leash at all times during the visit. See Details
Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County The Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Rochelle Park! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County. 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
Nash Park Dog Park Located inside Nash Park, the Nash Park Dog Park in Clifton, NJ, offers plenty of green space for dogs to play and socialize. See Details
Island Pond Loop Trail Island Pond Loop Trail is a moderately easy, 3 mile hike that will take about 3.75 hours to complete with Fido. This easily accessible trail offers scenic views along with places for Fido to take a swim. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Newport Dog Run Newport Dog Run is a resident-only space where local dogs can play and socialize. The dog run is lined with faux grass and is fenced-in. It features lighting, benches, waste bags and trash bins. Dogs must be cleaned up after and leashed when entering and exiting the park. The Dog Run is not cleared of snow and ice during the winter months.

Newport Dog Run requires furry friends to be licensed by the Jersey City's Department of Health/Animal Control Bureau before their visit. Dog owners can obtain a resident tag and view a copy of the rules by visiting the Newport Residential Customer Service Office located at 20 River Drive.
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Drowned Lands Brewery You are Fido are welcomed to dog-friendly Drowned Lands Brewery in the Warwick Valley, NY. Take a seat at an outdoor table in a picturesque setting while sampling beer inspired by the richest soil in the country. Leashed dogs can accompany you outdoors where there is ample space to stretch and roam. Sip a glass of White Terra India Pale Ale or sample a can of Mud Pie Stout. Weather permitting, visitors will find food trucks on the premises on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. See Details
Ramapo Valley County Reservation Local dog owners rave about this public park, which is a not-to-be-missed spot to walk your leashed four-legged friend. 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
East River Park Esplanade Let your dog get some off-leash exercise at this clean, safe dog park, which is fully fenced. This park does tend to be busy in the evening hours. See Details
Wood Dale County Park This lovely public park includes a designated area where your pet is welcome to run and play off-leash. Drinking water is available. See Details
Greenwood Lake Bark Park The Greenwood Lake Bark Park, a fenced in, off-leash venue purposed for the enjoyment of the family dog, is open to the public from dawn to dusk. The dog park has a pet water fountain, pet exercise equipment, pet waste station, and ample seating for pet owners. See Details