Altamont, NY is the perfect playground for dogs who love the outdoors. Some pups like to kick back, get pampered, and enjoy the fruits of domestication. Some dogs are all about getting dirty. Altamont has something for everyone--pampered pups and adventurous dogs alike. If something gets too adventurous, there’s a vet right in Altamont, so never fear. Start the pampering with a stay at Appel Inn. Pet friendly for a fee, Appel is local, picturesque, and gorgeous.
For the adventuresome, look no further than Wolf Creek Falls Preserve. Bring your own water (and doggie bowl) to this 135 acre wilderness preserve that is yours to explore. Keep your dog on leash here. There may not be wolves in Wolf Creek, but there are plenty of places to get lost, and lots of wildlife that would be scared off by a nosey dog!
If you and your dog want a blend of outdoor fun and pampering, Tawasentha Park is the place to be. This 200 acre park is huge, and blends grassy space, playgrounds, sports fields, walking paths, and picnic areas into the ultimate park. Explore the park at your own pace, and enjoy how Altamont caters to everyone, from human to canine.
Winn Preserve is a great place to go if you want to get away from the city for a while. Winn Preserve Loop Trail is an easy three mile walk that’s sure to make every pup sleep soundly at night. You can expect to share the trail with hikers and joggers! The preserve is home to a variety of wildlife, so make sure your dog is safely leashed. You wouldn’t want him startling any wildlife! The preserve is bring your own supplies, so even though the loop trail isn’t long, you should still pack your own water or things could get ruff!
Indian Ladder Farms is a great place to visit in the Meadowdale neighborhood of Altamont. It’s a great destination for the whole family, but you can just leash up and take your dog if you like. On the one hand, Indian Ladder Farms is a pick your own produce farm, but due to regulations, dogs aren’t allowed where the food is grown. They are allowed at the produce stand and at Indian Ladder Farms’ nature trail! This is an easy walk through uncultivated land. Social dogs will love being at a busy farm, and either way it’s a great break from your typical walk!
If you really need to get out, head to John Boyd Thacher State Park in this Voorheesville neighborhood, is just 15 minutes from Altamont. The area is great for camping, fishing, exploring, and relaxing, but dogs love the trails. The historic Indian Ladder Trail in John Boyd Thacher State Park is a must if you’re in the area. Most of it is an easy climb for hikers of all experience levels, and there are opportunities to turn back if you’re tired. Dogs must be leashed, but the trails are more than enough to tire them out anyway. It’s a must visit if you’re in the area.