The lovely town of Albion is in the western area of New York in the midst of a rich farming region, and about 30 miles west of Rochester. The area was first settled by a few Europeans in 1812, but when the plan for building the Erie Canal was announced, much of the land around the anticipated canal was purchased. A village was planned and named Newport, but later was changed to Albion to avoid confusion with New York's other Newport. Today, dog-friendly Albion looks after its furry friends at two veterinary clinics when they are need medical care.
The 360-mile Erie Canalway Trail follows the Erie Canal through Albion as it makes its way to Buffalo. Leash your pup and put on your walking shoes to enjoy this picturesque converted railroad track. Instead of supporting trains, the trail is now covered in asphalt, concrete, and crushed rock to accommodate wheelchairs, mountain bikes, walking, and cross-country skiing. Bring along a picnic and spend the day on the trail with your furry pal.
When visiting in the Albion area, stay at the pup-friendly Dollinger’s Motor Inn, where you pup is welcome for an additional fee. Enjoy your visit to Albion!
Bullard Park offers a roomy expanse of open grassy space for some doggy play time, fetching, or tossing around a frisbee. The walking path leads around the park. The trees and underbrush at the edge of the park will entice your pup to explore the area and find the way down to the creek for a trickling walk on warm summer days. Your pup will love running up and down the hilly areas among the trees as he wears himself out before heading home. There's activities for everyone at this park, with sports fields, a skate park, and playground equipment for children.
Lakeside Beach State Park is a mere 10 miles from Albion in the hamlet of Waterport, and hosts a panoramic view of Lake Ontario and the neighboring farms. You and your pup can walk to your heart's content on the four miles of trails here. Pups who like snow can join you for winter hiking and cross-country skiing on the trails. The park is rich with wildlife and you'll enjoy exploring the Johnson Creek area in the southwest corner. You can also see numerous birds and water fowl in the shrubby western area of the park. Camping with your leashed pup is possible in this park at one of the designated reserved camp spots .
You'll love to spend time with your pup in the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge just under twenty miles from Albion in Medina. You'll enjoy the peaceful exploration of this expansive unspoiled wilderness as you walk your pooch on the Kanyoo Trail and enjoy the birds along the way. The winding Kanyoo trail leads you through the forest over a short, elevated path through the marshland. Wear mosquito repellent. There are four other trails to explore and some overlooks for a great photo opportunity. If your pooch enjoys snow, he will love to join you on a cross-country ski or snowshoe hike through the refuge.
Stop in at the family-oriented Medina/ Wildwood Lake KOA Holiday Campground on your next road trip to the Greater Niagra region. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you at your campsite and around camp to explore the onsite winery, or to hike along the 13-acre Wildwood Lake. Fido will enjoy a cool dip in the lake on a hot summer's day. Pets are welcome only in outdoor areas, excluding the pool, and must present their rabies certificate upon check-in. The beautiful treed area of the grounds provides a sniff-tastic walking adventure for your pup. Put together a picnic lunch and take a walk down the lakeside to enjoy a quiet getaway, just you and your pup.
Holley Canal Falls, ten miles from Albion, in Holley is a scenic man-made fall that was created by the building of the Erie Canal. Leash your pup and take a dogtastic walk around the falls in winter or summer. Pack a picnic in the summer and enjoy more time to watch the falls from your picnic table, or play with your pooch on the grass. Escape the stress of your day with a pawsome walk on a nice shady trail with your pup at Sans Souci Park, a nature preserve. There are several trail options; some lead by the stream and border the ponds in the park. Trails are well marked.