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1099 Maryland Cir
West Bradford TownshipPennsylvania19335US
5.022
55Exactly as described and quite the workout - the hills are steep! Great afternoon trip.
55Beautiful property and exploring for dogs! Take the advice on the steepness of some of the hills, it’s a workout :) great spot to let the dogs wonder
55This is such a unique spot! If you want to enjoy some quiet nature with your pup that doesn’t have the usual neighborhood or trail triggers, this is it! Just keep in mind some of the inclines can be pretty steep, out there are lots of logs and even a little picnic area if you need a rest. I put my puppy on a long line and let him explore. He loved it, especially the little stream where he grabbed a drink. We’ll definitely be back.
55Beautiful space! So lovely to have trails in a sniff spot.
55Wonderful spot to have the walking in the woods experience without the triggers of other dogs on the trail.
55This was our first sniffspot and we loved it! What a great location. We enjoy hiking with our kids but are not able to bring our dog because he’s reactive to people and dogs. This allowed us to do a hike with Harry and we all really enjoyed ourselves. Some parts are steep but it’s a nice workout. We saw a jogger and a few bikes pass by on the road which Harry reacted to but other than that it’s very quiet and private. Instructions were clear and the trails were marked. We will definitely be back!
55Such a great time visiting, as always! Wonderful spot and communication
55very nice place to run your dog. The trails are steep so its a great workout. The trails are marked so its easy to navigate
55My dog and I didn’t get to go because we had car trouble but the host was very nice. Hoping to book another visit soon.
55This was our first time here. An incredible spot. The trails were beautifully maintained with easy to follow trail markers. Lots of hills, steep ups-n-downs, places for sniffing and all-out RUNNING. There are a few areas close to a road and a residential area, be sure you've got a good recall. Other than that, we LOVED this spot.
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Fern Hill Frolic, West Bradford

West Bradford Township, Pennsylvania
Unfenced
11 acres
5.022 reviews
Top spot
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Hosted by Adam and Jacey G.

Fencing

Enclosure

Unfenced

Fencing details: No fence.


Designed for private play
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsYes

Other domestic animalsYes


Amenities

Dog drinking water

Woods

Trail

Trash can

Table

Water - hose


Pricing
$15 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit

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Location

West Bradford Township, Pennsylvania

Description

11 wooded acres with over a mile of blazed trails and 250ft of elevation. Natural spring water available. Not fenced.

Cleanliness

100% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.

Hazards

Deer often walk through the property. Neighbors have varying levels of comfort with dogs.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Required advanced notice for visits
4 hours
Max dogs per booking
20

Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

(22) Reviews

  • Samantha G., Apr 9, 2024

    Exactly as described and quite the workout - the hills are steep! Great afternoon trip.

    Host replied: Thank you so much, Samantha! We are so happy that you and the pups were able to enjoy the beautiful day (workout and all 🙃).

  • Jen L., Apr 8, 2024

    Beautiful property and exploring for dogs! Take the advice on the steepness of some of the hills, it’s a workout :) great spot to let the dogs wonder

  • Laura B., Mar 17, 2024

    This is such a unique spot! If you want to enjoy some quiet nature with your pup that doesn’t have the usual neighborhood or trail triggers, this is it! Just keep in mind some of the inclines can be pretty steep, out there are lots of logs and even a little picnic area if you need a rest. I put my puppy on a long line and let him explore. He loved it, especially the little stream where he grabbed a drink. We’ll definitely be back.

    Host replied: Thank you so much for your kind words, Laura! Love that your pup was able to enjoy a little exploration in the woods ☺️ We hope to host you both again soon!

  • Mekenzie W., Mar 3, 2024

    Beautiful space! So lovely to have trails in a sniff spot.

    Host replied: We hope you enjoyed your hike! Thank you so much for visiting 😊🐾

  • Sarah M., Feb 7, 2024

    Wonderful spot to have the walking in the woods experience without the triggers of other dogs on the trail.

  • Kelly B., Feb 4, 2024

    This was our first sniffspot and we loved it! What a great location. We enjoy hiking with our kids but are not able to bring our dog because he’s reactive to people and dogs. This allowed us to do a hike with Harry and we all really enjoyed ourselves. Some parts are steep but it’s a nice workout. We saw a jogger and a few bikes pass by on the road which Harry reacted to but other than that it’s very quiet and private. Instructions were clear and the trails were marked. We will definitely be back!

  • Rachel M., Dec 3, 2023

    Such a great time visiting, as always! Wonderful spot and communication

  • William P., Nov 25, 2023

    very nice place to run your dog. The trails are steep so its a great workout. The trails are marked so its easy to navigate

  • Mai T., Nov 22, 2023

    My dog and I didn’t get to go because we had car trouble but the host was very nice. Hoping to book another visit soon.

    Host replied: We’re so sorry that you couldn’t make it as planned but look forward to hosting you sometime soon!

  • Cyndi A., Nov 15, 2023

    This was our first time here. An incredible spot. The trails were beautifully maintained with easy to follow trail markers. Lots of hills, steep ups-n-downs, places for sniffing and all-out RUNNING. There are a few areas close to a road and a residential area, be sure you've got a good recall. Other than that, we LOVED this spot.

Meet your host

Adam and Jacey G.

Joined in January 2023


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Unfenced
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5(3)
$15 dog / hour
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Other spots nearby
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