Submitted by:Prospect

I-476 Allentown Service Plaza


PA Turnpike
Between Mile Markers 55 & 56
Allentown, PA



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Green Area Availability : Easy to find
Green Area Access : Typical Access
Green Area Size : 5-10 min walk possible
Green Area Cleanliness : Typical
Fuel Options : 1-2
Congestion : Effort minimizes contact with others

After hitting rush hour traffic down by Philadelphia, this dog was ready for a travel break.  This service plaza is dog friendly offering LOTS of green area to sniff and stretch. 

 

The dog walk in the northbound parking had two dog comfort stations with waste bags.  Dogs will find the usable green area over 3/4 acre in size.  Where the Pet Area signs are there is a square of grass with several trees about 200 feet by 125 feet.  Just south towards the Visitor Center is a stretch of grass 75 feet deep running about 175 feet along parking that is separated from the main parking area.  Several traveling dogs were taking their breaks near these parking spots.

 

Dogs need a lengthy stretch will find that the northbound and southbound pet areas are connected with a path of grass to the west of the Visitor Center.  Here you will see the Allentown Farmer's Market shelter.

 

The dog walk at the southbound parking lot is smaller but still very generous and easily accessible.  Between 1/3 and 1/2 acre of total grass, this pet area not only provides lots of room but also provides dog waste bags and disposal station.

Prospect's SignatureVisited April 27, 2011  6:00pm

I-476 Allentown Service Plaza


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I-476 Allentown Service Plaza


I-476 Allentown Service Plaza

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Visitor Center


A dog's humans will find the Visitor Center is modern, clean and offers many food options along with the convenience store area. The only minor problem The Chauffeur had was he said the entry / exit to the restroom was too narrow (congestion there almost delayed him too long!).

Northbound Pet Area


Two dog comfort stations provide waste bags and disposal with 3/4 acre of green for dogs to sniff and stretch.

Allentown Farmer's Market


The Allentown Farmer's Market is located at this service plaza.  The shelter is just west of the Visitor Center.  Around this shelter dogs wanting longer walks will find a path of green connecting the northbound and southbound pet areas.

Southbound Pet Area


Smaller than the northbound pet area, dogs will still find plenty of grass and comfort stations for a travel break.

I-476 Allentown Service Plaza


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