A short ride from New York City and Philadelphia lies the quaint and charming city of Somerset, New Jersey. Although conveniently close to the big city lights, Somerset is calmingly quiet and perfect for those travelling with pets, as its outdoor activities are spectacular.
Thanks to its top rated restaurants on offer, serving diverse cuisine from all over the world and fantastic natural beauty from parks to beaches, Somerset is a seriously relaxing getaway for all. It is worth hiring a car while you are visiting Somerset, so you can explore some of the incredible spots in and around New Jersey.
For something a little different, drive to the Manasquan Reservoir in nearby Howell. This is an incredible spot nestled in a large park offering hiking trails, fishing, and kayaking. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash.
If you want to get your pet playing with other lovely pups in a safe environment, head to nearby Farmingdale to the Hungry Puppy Play Park, where dogs can socialize to their heart’s content off-leash.
Staying in Somerset, the beautiful Colonial Park, facing the Delaware and Raritan Canal and Millstone River, is a beautiful, historic spot perfect for a day out. An arboretum hosting stunning flowers, plus fishing, picnic areas, and plenty of fantastic trails make this a brilliant day out. There is a specific off-leash area for you and your pet to enjoy playtime.