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I am a dog lover and owner with plenty of dog sitting experience. I am currently a student at Wagner College for theatre. I will be in the Catskill region for my winter break. I was hoping to make some extra money while meeting new pups and spending some time outside.
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Rich in history, the town of Germantown, New York, lies on the southeast border of the state, directly on the Hudson River. Established in 1788, Germantown is famous for its original and long-time resident, Robert R. Livingston. His son, Robert Jr. was the original drafter of the Declaration of Independence. You can still go and see their property located here. And if your pup needs care while visiting, head to see Roundtop Animal Hospital’s caring staff.
For some outdoor fun in Germantown with your pup in tow, head to Palatine Park, which features puptastic hiking trails around the lake on site. These paths are perfect for all pup-abilities, and offer shade and benches to relax. There is a swimming beach for people (sorry, no pups allowed) and a playground for the kiddies. Bring some burgers for you both to share and cook them on the BBQ grills provided. There are dedicated picnic areas to dine, and you might be able to catch a game on the sports fields. Restrooms are furnished, and be sure to keep Fifi on leash here.
Germantown has a lot to offer pup-lovers, so why not visit this friendly town today?
In the Town Center neighborhood of Germantown, you and your pup will have a pawtastic good time at the Ernest R. Lasher Memorial Park. Dedicated to those that served, this park is just perfect for a day of relaxation. There are plenty of grassy areas to sit down and rejuvenate while your pup enjoys the great outdoors. Sit on the park benches and read a book or just look at the adjacent scenic Hudson River. Take care to keep your pup on leash while spending some time together. There are no restroom facilities or water fountains here so plan accordingly.
The Clermont State Park in the South Germantown neighborhood of Germantown, is the original grounds belonging to the early 1900’s Livingston family of the area. They have opened trails for puptastic hikers which were originally used by the family as carriage roads, and even recreational trails of their guests back then. They are suitable for all fitness levels. Acres of open fields and wooded areas are the perfect place to sit with your pup and enjoy the wildlife. A birdwatcher’s dream for sure. Be sure to pack plenty of water, and a pair of binoculars. Pups are welcome on leash.
Pack up your pup and head to the Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area and Reserve in the South Tivoli neighborhood of the village of Tivoli, 6 miles south of Germantown. This pawtastic hiking place offers a 5.4-mile loop trail following the Hudson River for 2 miles. You will be immersed in the scenic beauty of the Catskill Mountains. Plan to stay and enjoy the sunset over Tivoli Bay. Jump on the Hudson River Greenway Land Trail which runs through this area for more hiking trails. There is a canoe launch on-site, so you can take Fido for a water cruise.
Take your pup to the Tivoli Park, in the town of Tivoli, 6 miles south of Germantown, offering puptastic visitors a fun day to share with your fur-ever friend. This park is small but offers playground equipment and a skate park for the kiddies. There is a covered pavilion, perfect for a picnic lunch and lots of benches throughout. Why not take a blanket and enjoy the day relaxing with your fur-friend by your side? Restrooms and drinking fountains are on-site but be sure to bring clean up mitts to keep this park pristine. Pawtastic pups are welcome on leash.
In the Saugerties neighborhood, in the town of Saugerties, just across the Hudson River, a 22-minute drive around to the Esopus Bend Nature Preserve will offer you and your pup a great time outdoors. There are 161 acres of adventure for you and your pawtastic friend! Take the hiking trails for miles of walking together, or enjoy the dedicated nature walks which provide educational information about the area’s flora and fauna. Many activities which are available to you and your pup on leash include butterfly walks and animal tracking tours. You can bring your canoe or kayak for extra fun.
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