Imagine shopping with your beloved pet at a place where your canine is welcome in virtually every establishment. Well, the Promenade Shops in Center Valley is just such a place. The unique mall is almost entirely dog-friendly. That means you can actually take your pooch into the stores with you. Almost every business boasts a sign that says, "Dogs Welcome". Dogs are also allowed in the community section of the mall. You just need to make sure that Fido is well-behaved during the entire shopping excursion. This place is a great destination for enjoying time both outdoors and inside together. You can shop and then enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many eateries where you can dine with your canine companion on the covered outdoor patio.
In Lancaster, there is a very unique dog park called Beau's Dream Dog Park. This place is like Disneyland for dogs. It is sheer fun. The park features trails, bridges, tunnels, fountains, and a tennis ball launcher. You will find seating throughout the park. Dog owners flock to the place to enjoy fun with their four-legged companions and also to socialize and trade experiences. You can walk with your dog, play a game of fetch, enjoy the fountains, or just sit back an let Fido play. The place is absolutely picturesque and you will both enjoy your time together.
This is a train lover's dream come true! You can ride the rails with your pooch. At the Lehigh Gorge Railway, you can ride on a historic train through the countryside and mountains of beautiful Pensylvania. You can sit on the train together and enjoy the unparalleled scenery. Remember, at first your pup might be a little afraid of the train. Train travel is different than riding in an auto so be sure to offer lots of encouragement and reassurance. After touring the train, you can grab a bite to eat together at the dog-friendly Molly McGuire's Pub and Steakhouse. There is outdoor seating for you and your furry friend.
If you are a history or Civil War buff, then one of the necessary stops when visiting Pennsylvania is the Gettysburg National Military Park. Your leashed dog is allowed throughout the park. The only area where dogs are not permitted is in the cemetery. You and your dog can walk the grounds and read the many plaques that explain the various stages of the battle. Make sure your pooch is always well-behaved because many find the park to be a solemn location that requires constant respect. After you tour the park, you can head over to the Bruster's Real Ice Cream shop to enjoy an ice cream treat with your beloved canine companion. Your dog will also probably appreciate a refreshing drink of water after touring the military park's vast expanse.