Every October, when the leaves start to change, and the weather turns cold, the annual Barcstoberfest in Baltimore's Patterson Park occurs. The event is entirely pet-friendly. Over 3,000 people and their pooches attend. There is a 5k run and also a one-mile-walk-a-thon that you can participate in with your dog. The event also hosts numerous vendors, a beer garden, various activities, and even a pet Howl-o-ween contest where you can dress up your pup in their very own holiday costume. You can make the festival an all-day event, or you can visit for only an hour or two. No matter how long you plan to attend, the chances are good that you and your canine will have a thrilling time.
The Wine Bin is located in Ellicott City in Maryland's Howard County. The establishment welcomes wine aficionados, along with their well-behaved pooches. The first Friday of the month from April through November the Wine Bin hosts what is known affectionately as the Yappy Hour. There are ample doggy treats, wine for the tasting, craft beers to enjoy, and even live music. The event runs from 6 to 9 pm. Admission to Yappy Hour is free, but they do accept donations for local pet charities. Each Friday there is a different charity that benefits from the event, which is always present to let attendees know about the plight of many of the state's less than fortunate canines.
The Cromwell Valley Park is a great place to visit in the autumn when the leaves are changing colors or in the spring when the wildflowers are blooming. It is a popular dog oasis. Canines must be on a leash at all times. You can explore the 460 acres of pastureland, gardens, fields, hills, orchards, and woods. Many bird lovers enjoy coming to the park to watch for the variety of songbirds that frequent the area. It is also not unusual to see white-tailed deer or red fox. If you should see any wildlife, please keep your dog calm and do not allow your companion to bark at the animals.
If you are curious about the haunted history of Baltimore then why not take your canine companion on a Baltimore Ghost Tour? You will tour Fell's Point and learn about the sailors and immigrants who once frequented the area. Many legends abound and some claim that ghosts of the enslaved shipbuilding crews still haunt the premises. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome on the tours. You cannot take your pooch into the haunted pub tours, though. Be sure to dress in a coat and gloves to stay warm if it's a cold night. Your dog might benefit from a doggy coat or sweater. Once the sun sets, the nights can become cold even in the autumn and spring months.
The Hagerstown Premium Outlets region, located in Maryland's Washington County, is a beautiful place to explore on a cold day with your pooch. Dogs are not allowed in the actual stores but it is a fun place to sit, and people watch with your pooch in tow. You can also enjoy strolling together to window shop. Frequently there is a pop-up grooming service that offers to pamper your pooch. You can have your dog's nails done or even opt to go with a full grooming session for your furry buddy. You can also grab some food from vendors to enjoy with your pal while you explore the area.