Kingston, sitting 91 miles north of New York City, was the state’s first capital in 1777, and later became an important transportation hub due to the abundance of natural cement in the area and proximity to the canals. This history-rich city is a pup-tastic place to visit with your furry friend, with many parks, trails and places to eat nearby.
Kingston Point is a must-do, sporting both a dog park and adjacent beach for your pup to enjoy. The Kingston Point Dog Park in Rotary Park is a safe, clean and well-maintained off-leash area where your dog can have a great run and meet some new friends. The Kingston Point Rotary Park that houses the dog park also has picnic areas and walking tracks for when your pooch is ready to go back on the lead. The neighboring beach has paths along the water and lovely views out into the Hudson River.
From Kingston Point, you can also explore the Kingston Rail Trail, part of the D&H Canal Corridor. These trails follow the old rail lines and have become a popular and important place for recreation throughout the area. Your pup will have to stay on a lead, but will love wandering the 1.5 mile paved trail with you.
Kingston boasts 11 pet-friendly places to stay, including Best Western Plus, Super 8 Kingston, Rodeway Inn Skytop, Residence Inn by Marriott and Twin Lakes Lodge. There are also three animal hospitals plus three vets in town, so you can be assured of your pup’s safety. You will both love your stay in Kingston!