When talking about dog-friendly places to visit in the state of Vermont, there is none that is more popular than Dog Mountain, located in St. Johnsbury. As the name suggests, this place is a gigantic off-leash park where dogs are free to roam around and play. The 150-acre Dog Mountain is also home to the famous Dog Chapel, which is a memorial for dogs. The place was bought in 1995 by Stephen Huneck and, together with his wife Gwen, the place was turned into a studio space. The couple had dogs of their own whom they adored, which is why the place is very welcoming of canines. Huneck’s art can be seen all over the chapel and an even be bought by those who are interested.
Located in Rutland, Paw House Inn is a bed and breakfast that is particularly made with your four-legged friend in mind. As you might have already guessed from the name, this B&B is not just dog-friendly; it actually puts the needs of dogs first! Paw House Inn was established in 2001, when the founders experienced troubles finding accommodation that would allow their dogs to stay with them. With these frustrations in mind, they left their jobs in New York and decided to move to Vermont with their two dogs. In here, they built the Paw House Inn, which has become a top destination for dog lovers. At Paw House, all guests eat their meal in dog-friendly dining areas and the rooms are equipped with dog-friendly beds that have staircases attached to them. They also offer a wide range of activities for their guests and their pups.
Cold days are usually spent doing winter sports with your pooch. While playing and having fun in the snow seems like a great idea, especially in a state like Vermont, there are times when you just want to stay in and enjoy staying warm inside four walls. The best way to do this without spoiling a trip to Vermont is to spend a day or two on a “staycation”. This portmanteau of “stay” and “vacation” simply means that you will be spending some time staying in your hotel room or bed and breakfast inn during your vacation. Fortunately, Vermont has a number of dog-friendly accommodations to choose from.
If you love dogs and beer, then visiting a brewery is a great idea. Vermont has some impressive breweries that allow dogs within their premises. An example of a dog-friendly local brewery is Magic Hat Brewery in South Burlington, where patrons can bring their dogs during the self-guided brewery tour.
Winter sports are quite popular in Vermont and ice skating is one of the primary activities that both owners and dogs can enjoy. In fact, dogs seem to be tailor-made to hit the ice and do not need skates like humans do. A good place to go ice skating in Vermont is in Lake Morey Resort, located in Fairlee, where you can find the oldest-maintained skating trail in the entire country.
Ironically, cold days in Vermont are actually ideal for doing certain activities with your dog. Vermont is a great setting for various outdoor activities during the cold season. Not only that, the state also features numerous tourist attractions, accommodations and other establishments that cater to both humans and their four-legged canine friends.