South Abington Park, Chinchilla PA
If you are stopping for a Starbucks coffee, McDonald's snack or Tully's chow down, headed in off Interstate 81 or the PA Turnpike, South Abington Park is a great place to take your furry friend(s) for some outdoor activity.
I will often see people with dogs and out-of-state licenses, sitting on the outside patio area of Starbucks, and I am not hesitant to approach them and tell them about a few good places to "walk the dog."
It is equipped with doggy clean up bags. The park closes at dusk, but the basketball courts are available until 9:00 p.m.
South Abington Park is located on Northern Boulevard, Chinchilla, and the entrance is actually BEHIND the Elementary School. Hotel and motel overnighters can breathe fresh air and even enjoy a meal under the pavilion. It's one of my favorite places to walk our dogs.
Moe used to love the playground equipment.
Hillside Park is another, "just a stone's throw away" location for travelers to visit. It's not off the beaten path, easy to find from Clarks Summit eateries and stopovers, and has its own lake, boardwalk, hiking trails and is adjacent to a dog park.
A fast-food dinner becomes a luxurious night out if you sit on one of the docks and watch the herons and ducks fishing. Dogs love this park, and while there are doggy clean up bags, it's best to have your own, because they are few and far between on the trail walks.
For GPS purposes the address of the park is 1188 Winola Road, Clarks Summit, PA. To read more about what the park has to offer, CLICK HERE.
This is another hot spot for our dogs, especially Billie, who loves to duck watch lakeside.
We are blessed with an area FULL of recreational park locations, and I am happy to share them with you. I hope they might make a trip through, or brief stay, more enjoyable for both you and your pets!
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