A charming city with so much character, Glens Falls may be small, but there are so many dog-friendly activities to be found here. From parks and trails, to restaurants, bars and hotels, as well as three veterinary clinics, Glens Falls is a city that really caters to everything your pooch may want or need.
It is always useful when a city has a wide range of parks to choose from, and this definitely applies to Glens Falls. The Glens Falls City Park is located right in the heart of the downtown area, providing easy access to shops and dog-friendly restaurants. One of these is Morgan & Company, which is a fine dining establishment that has two dog-friendly tables, although you would be best off calling ahead to ensure availability.
If you and your pup need a place to stay, there are a few options available to you. The Queensbury Hotel has an entire dog-friendly floor, and allows two pets per guest room, with no restrictions on size. Econo Lodge Glens Falls also allows two pets per room, but dogs cannot weigh more than 80 lbs.
With dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and so many exciting walks, Glens Falls is a pawsome city for any pooch to explore.
One of the best dog walks in the city is along the Glen Falls Feeder Canal Trail, and the Warren St/ Glen St neighborhood is where the majority of this trail runs through. The trail stretches out for just under nine miles, and while it is open to dogs, a lead is essential. If Fido would like an extra walk, make your way over to East Field Park, where you can take your pooch for a stroll around the sporting facilities and playground, before stopping at one of the picnic shelters for a bite to eat. Be sure to bring some water too, as well as a few doggie bags.
The Upper Glen Street neighborhood is home to one of Glens Falls' finest city parks, Crandall Park. The park itself is so gorgeous, with a spring-fed pond being the centerpiece, along with sports facilities, a playground and picnic shelters, all of which will no doubt get Fido's tail wagging. For a more structured walk, head to Cole's Woods, which boasts just over 4 miles of trails for you and your pup to explore. Dogs are welcome on these trails, on a lead, apart from during the winter months when the trails are used for skiing. Feeling hungry? The Tex-Mex restaurant Superior Cantina has two dog-friendly tables and some delicious specialty dishes.
The South Glens Falls neighborhood provides access to the South Glens Falls Historical Park, where you will not only be able to enjoy some great on-lead dog walks, but also beautiful views out across the Hudson River. The trail through the park will take you and Fido to quite a few historic sites, such as the remains of the South Glens Fall Water Plant, which was built in 1895. The trail follows the river, providing lots of scenery. You will need to bring doggie bags with you. If you're feeling hungry, this neighborhood is home to a couple of dog-friendly restaurants, such as Southy's Pizzeria and Sorrentino's Delicatessen.
There are so many parks in Glens Falls, and this neighborhood is home to two of them. Haviland Cove Beach and Park is famous for its water activities, as well as its spacious park land that dogs love, and also connects up to the Feeder Canal Trail if your pup needs a longer walk. There is access to the small town beach from here, which is home to a wide stretch of sand, picnic areas and a kayak launch. Murray Street Park is a smaller park, with a playground, basketball court and baseball field, but you will still likely meet quite a few other dog owners here. Since these are both city parks, a lead is essential, as is some water and a few doggie bags.
The Glen St/ South St neighborhood has everything you need for a pawtastic day out. The Montcalm Street Park welcomes dogs, so long as they are kept on a lead, and boasts picnic pavilions, a playground, sports facilities and open park land. After you have tired Fido out, the two of you can spend some time at the Davidson Brothers Brewing Company, where you will be able to sample craft ales while your pooch can have his pick of treats from the dedicated doggie menu. If you are still thirsty, the Downtown City Tavern also welcomes dogs, and features several specialty brews on tap alongside delicious food.