Werewolves don’t actually exist (or do they?) but if they did, which New Jersey towns would be the best places for them to call home? With Halloween approaching, it’s fun to think about. This list takes into consideration dog-friendliness, population density, open space to roam and anecdotal evidence.
1. Cape May
Cape May is the most dog-friendly city in New Jersey, according to BringFido. Though the city itself is pretty populous, Cape May Point State Park and Cape May National Wildlife Rescue are nearby for those full moon nights.
This is an obvious choice! Home to the Lakota Wolf Preserve, werewolves can find care and companionship here. Even if you aren't a werewolf, Lakota is an incredible place to visit!
With "moon" in the name, this town is a logical choice. It lacks open space, but is just a stone's throw from the wilderness of New Jersey's Meadowlands. It also has a very industrial area with numerous warehouses, many empty at night.
This Sussex County town is home to Crooked Swamp Cave, a long, narrow cavern, closed to the public. Perfect for a wolf den, it is surrounded by 18 acres of wildlife preserve.
As of the 2010 census, this was the tiniest town in New Jersey, with a population of 5. 90% of the town is a country club with open fields, perfect for stretching those wolf legs. It's also a great spot for golfing, if you're interested.
This town is perfect for pack leaders and is located near several small parks and rivers for frolicking in the moonlight.
Home to Wharton State Forest, the largest tract of land in the state park system. There are over 115,000 acres of secluded pineland!
8. Walpack Township
Located in the heart of Worthington State Forest, the town's center is completely abandoned. Werewolves will enjoy midnight runs along the Delaware and plenty of privacy.
9. Forked River
Home to the Popcorn Park Animal Refuge, Werewolves will feel right at home with other creatures of the wild. I'm sure the animal lovers at this rescue non-profit will give them a chance. Werewolves can have good hearts! (For dinner?)
Hoboken may seem like a poor choice based on population density and lack of open space, but hear me out. It was named the most dog friendly city in America by BellaDOG Magazine and is home to Sybil's Cave, which is closed to the public. Werewolves can enjoy this vibrant city most of the month and head to the caves during a full moon! Besides, with the number of bars in the city, would anyone believe you if you said you saw a werewolf?
While the aforementioned seem like safe options, werewolves may want to avoid Silverton and Little Silver. I hope you enjoyed this list and would love to hear your suggestions. Share your top picks for werewolf-friendly cities in the comments.