When your dog needs to stretch its legs and get back out into nature for some dog hikes, but you don’t want to travel too far, there are plenty of options in Delaware County.
Ridley Creek State Park in Media made the list of suggested doggie destinations in the region compiled by Nick Vadala and Michelle Reese for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Delaware County park covers 2,600 acres and has about 13 miles of hiking trails. Dogs must be leashed at all times but there’s plenty to keep your pet occupied during dog hikes.
The White to Yellow Trail 5-mile Loop is popular with dog owners. It includes scenic forest views, lots of wildlife, and even stops where dogs can dip their paws into a creek.
Bring snacks and water for your dog hikes as the trail can get strenuous.
A few minutes away from Ridley Creek State Park, there’s also Delaware County’s Rose Tree Park, another popular destination for dogs and their owners.
You can also find a variety of dog parks in local communities, like Haverford Reserve Dog Park in Haverford and Kent Dog Park in Drexel Hill.
Read more about outdoor locations where it’s safe to bring your dog at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Arielle Shipe takes her pup for a hike.