Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in the Northeast
There’s no denying that fall is the best time of year to hit the trails. Crisp air, cooler temperatures, and stunning fall leaves make for a great adventure. One thing that makes a good hike a great one? Bringing your dog along!
Check out a few of our top dog-friendly trails in the Northeast. Not all trails are dog friendly, so it is always smart to check with the local ranger station first.
Niagara Falls State Park , NY
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Visit world-renowned Niagara Falls! Chances are, this familiar household name will ring a bell. If you’ve never experienced Niagara Falls’ beauty in person, it is time to book a trip. Leashed and vaccinated dogs are allowed on trails throughout the park.
Acadia National Park , ME
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Nicknamed the ‘Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast,’ Acadia National Park boasts over 100 miles of dog-friendly hiking trails. If you’re looking to make a weekend trip to Acadia, Blackwoods, Seawall, and Schoodic Woods campgrounds are dog friendly, too.
Mount Washington State Park, NH
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Dogs are welcome year-round on hiking trails and designated dog walking areas. With beautiful summit views and hiking trails available for a variety of experience levels, what are you waiting for? Remember, be a respectful dog owner, and always clean up after your pet and keep them on a leash.
Adirondack Mountains, NY
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The Adirondack Mountains are a vast, beautiful landscape. While this entire region isn’t dog friendly, a good portion of it is! One of our top hikes is Sleeping Beauty. This 7.8 mile loop hike is perfect for larger dogs ready to explore. The multiple ridgeline views this trail offers make it a seasonal fall favorite!
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