Local Central PA Spots for Fall Fun with your Dog

With Fall weather upon us it’s a lovely time of year to get outside and enjoy the beauty of Central PA with your pup! Dogs are always eager to have some fun with their favorite humans and do what dogs do best…enjoy life!
We are fortunate to have many amazing parks and rail trails in our community and it is a perfect opportunity to socialize and do some quick training with your dog in a new place. Whether you are an avid walker or hiker, or tend to be more of a couch potato, there are an assortment of amazing local places to meet all activity levels.
Some of our nearby favorites are:

  • Conewago Rail Trail which begins at Rt 230 and runs for 5 miles before it connects to the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail. This is a scenic walk with plenty for your pup to sniff and explore.
  • Northwest River Trail in Marietta which runs along the beautiful Susquehanna River and has several dog-friendly restaurants nearby too. On sunny Fall days you can enjoy a refreshing walk and then a bite to eat at Molly’s Courtyard Café or River Trail Brewing.
  • Cove Outlook Park in Mount Joy is a beautiful location to have some fun in the sun with your pup. There is also creek access for water loving fur babies during warmer days!
  • Old Trolly Line Park just off of Rt 743 on the North end of Elizabethtown connects to the Conewago Rail Trail or the park provides a walking path meandering through the park, there are also pavilions to enjoy a quick snack and a playground for the human kiddos.

In this season of vibrant foliage and crisp, cool air, there’s no better time to explore the picturesque landscapes of Central PA with your furry companion. Dogs, with their boundless enthusiasm, are natural adventurers and they thrive on the simple joys of outdoor activities. The benefits of spending quality time with your dog in these local spots go beyond the stunning scenery – they provide invaluable opportunities for socialization and skill enhancement.
New environments present positive stimulation for your dog, allowing him to learn while strengthening the bond between you and your best furry friend. In the end, it’s about cherishing the moments you have together, making memories and giving your dog the joy of experiencing the great outdoors! It’s a season of shared adventures, growth and special moments that will warm your heart for years to come.